COVID 19 Message

In the Pride Center, we strive to provide excellent care for students, faculty, and staff. Despite COVID 19, the pride center will still be open! Ready to provide you with socially distanced, and virtual support. A big part of our role on campus is to be present with people. Please do not hesitate to reach out, ask questions, or share concerns. Send emails to or  

Please take care of yourself and thank you for your patience!


The Pride Center recognizes the need for LGBTQ+ specific scholarships, grants, and financial aid.  We hope that this page can be used as a resource for LGBTQ+ students when they are searching for ways to finance their education.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Pride Center.  If you know of other scholarships we have not included here, please let us know.  

If you're looking for more outside scholarships, our scholarship resource center has a catalog of many that could suit your needs!

UWL Eagle Pride & Dr. Sara Sullivan LGBT Study Abroad Scholarships    

With the generous donation from UWL students through Drag Show ticket sales, Alumni, and Friends, the Pride Center has been able to establish two scholarship funds that are available to UWL Students.

Eagle Pride Scholarships
Every Spring the Pride Center awards two scholarships.  In 2019 current student, Isabella Balma received a $1,000.00 the Eagle Pride Scholarship. Kirsten Amann received the first-year scholarship in 2019.

Sara Sullivan LGBT Study Abroad Scholarship
2017 marked our fourth year giving out the Sara Sullivan LGBT Study Abroad Scholarship.  The 2019 winner was Shane Howe $500.00.

  UWL Foundation Scholarships

If you would like to donate to any of the UWL LGBTQ+ Scholarships or would like to establish a new scholarship to fund please contact Will Van Roosenbeek.  We appreciate your support!

The Point Foundation

The Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students of merit.  The publicly-supported scholarship fund provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Point’s rigorous selection process for its prestigious scholarships is competitive and requires demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement and financial need. Particular attention is paid to students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Past award amounts have ranged from $5,000 to $28,000 per year. Usual yearly deadline is March 1st.  An online application form is available on The Point Foundation's web site. For more information, contact: 

The Point Foundation 
PO Box 11210 
Chicago, IL 60611 
Phone: 1.866.33.POINT (1.866.337.6468) 
Fax: 1.866.39.POINT (1.866.397.6468)

AQA Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition 

The American Anthropological Association - The Association for Queer Anthropology, formerly known as, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) offers this award for a scholarly anthropological paper, written by a student, on a gay or lesbian topic. The prize consists of a cash award and a letter of commendation from the Prize Committee. 

The prize is not specifically for tuition, but rather is intended to reward excellent undergraduate or graduate student papers. For more information: 

Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program 

The Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program offers several scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students pursuing a degree in journalism and communications at an accredited four-year college or university. High school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply.  The award is sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). Winners are required to participate in the Messenger-Anderson Scholarship Intern Program at NGLTF offices in Washington, DC, or New York City during the summer.  

For more information, contact: 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600 
Washington, DC 20005 
Phone: 202.393.5177 
Fax: 202.393.2241 
TTY: 202.393.2284 

The National Women's Studies Association

The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) offers many scholarships that are related to women's studies and gender and sexuality studies. For more information contact NWSA and click on the Awards and Scholarships tab on the left hand navigation bar: 
National Women's Studies Association 
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301 
College Park, MD 20742 
Phone: 301.403.0525 
Fax: 301.403.4137


ZAMI’s primary mission is to empower and affirm the lives of lesbians of African descent through scholarships, leadership development, support/ discussion groups, social activities, drum performances, outreach and education.  Zami sponsors the Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards that are designed to recognize out* lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender students of color who are making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those students enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2007, the Fund awarded fourteen $1000cholarships. For more information contact: 

* "Out" is defined as an acknowledgement of lesbian/ gay identify to self, and or to family, friends, and community.

Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund promotes effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth. The Queer Foundation offers to the winners of each year's essay contest $1,000 scholarships to the U.S. college or university of their choice to study queer theory or related fields.  Funds are from the voluntary donations of numerous individuals who support the vision of the Foundation. For more information contact:

PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program 

The PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program was established by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in 2003 to help support the education of GLBT youth and allies. It includes five awards, one of which is the Eseara Tuaolo Student-Athlete Scholarship established in honor of former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo. The program was funded by the estate of Palmer B. Carson. For more information, contact:
National Scholarships Program

Gamma Mu Foundation

The Gamma Mu Foundation operates as a non-profit, charitable organization designed to aid the LGBT community. The Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship currently provides awards between $1000 to $2500 to eligible gay men.  For more information, contact: 

League Foundation

The League Foundation, a scholarship organization for LGBTQ youth, offers a number of scholarships to LGBTQ high school seniors. Among the awards are the Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship, the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship, and the LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship.  For more information, contact: