Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Deadline: April 21, 2017

Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply.

The fellowship provides an award of $4,000, which is intended to pay for travel to and from New Haven and act as a living allowance. Granted for one month, the fellowship must be taken up between September 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. The recipient is expected to be in residence for a minimum of twenty days during the period of their award and is encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Point Foundation Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2017

The Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Point is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:

  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
  • Financial need

Eligible applicants also:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2017. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to enroll, click here.

J.C./Lady Graytop Memorial Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: January 16, 2017

The J.C./Lady Graytop Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 1977, has awarded over $60,000 in various scholarships to deserving students. These scholarships are provided annually to deserving students who support our organization’s goals of:

  • Enhancing self esteem,
  • Recognizing diversity,
  • Supporting personal development and
  • Acknowledgement of human rights.

We believe that by encouraging the pursuit of these goals, we are helping individuals develop their potential and thereby further enhancing the future of our community. Preference is given to students who self-identify as LGBT, members of LGBT families, or straight allies who have been strongly supportive of the LGBT community.

All applicants must:

  • Be legal residents of the State of Washington
  • Use the scholarship for tuition and/or books only
  • Have a clear and purposeful education goal
  • Have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher or other applicable indicators of potential academic success.
  • Have demonstrated sensitivity to and support of the above stated goals of our organization.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline: January 13, 2017

Pride Foundation offers over 50 different types of scholarships through a single application. All funds promote leadership and diversity in the LGBTQ community. Scholarships are organized in four distinct categories: academic pursuits, community leadership, cultural identities, and geography. Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that:

  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study;
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system;
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised. For example: LGBTQ students of color, transgender students, LGBTQ immigrant students, LGBTQ youth aging out of foster care, and students who have experienced homelessness, poverty, or isolation due to geography;
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

The following are required criteria for all Pride Foundation scholarships:

1. Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:

  • currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
  • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.

2. Pursuing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Stonewall Community Foundation Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Application deadline:   May 18, 2016

Awarded by the Stonewall Community Foundation, the Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship supports women-identified LBGTQ students already matriculated at a nonprofit college or university. The award is available for any level of study, including graduate study.

Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate their motivation to making a difference with their lives. Applications are judged on:

  • Academic excellence
  • Outstanding community service
  • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues

Leadership, merit, and professional and personal goals will also be considered.

Multiple scholarships between $1,500 and $3,000 will be awarded in early Summer 2016 and are non-renewable.

For complete information about this opportunity, see the application here: https://stonewallfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016-TDRS-Application-FINAL.pdf

American Psychological Foundation Placek Grants for LGBTQ+ or Child Research

Application deadline:   March 1, 2016

The American Psychological Foundation has two research grant programs with upcoming deadlines. Graduate students are eligible to apply for both of these programs.

Wayne F. PLacek Grants
$15,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues.
For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/placek.aspx?tab=1

Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants
Up to $50,000 for work related to the psychological understanding of gifted children and youth.
For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/rosen.aspx?tab=1

 

Point Foundation Scholars Program

Application deadline:   January 19, 2016

The Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Point is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:

  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
  • Financial need

Eligible applicants also:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2016. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible, but scholarships are open to all college students regardless of citizenship.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program
  • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university. Students continuing their studies at community colleges, online programs, trade schools, as well as postdoctoral research students are NOT eligible
  • Must be at least a senior in high school
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.pointfoundation.org/

GSBA Scholarship Program

Application deadline:   January 15, 2016

The GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association) Scholarship Fund awards educational scholarships to Washington State LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. Our scholars represent a diverse group of students who have dreams of making our community and the world a better place, and each of them possesses the skills, talents, and dedication to make those dreams a reality.

Scholarships range up to $13,000 annually and are meant to provide significant support as you pursue your educational goals. Scholars also have access to professional development opportunities.

Because of the collaboration between GSBA and the Pride Foundation, you will only need to fill out one application form whether you are applying for a GSBA scholarship, Pride scholarship, or both.

For more information about this opportunity, see: http://www.thegsba.org/scholarship-home

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Application deadline:   January 11, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of our community, Pride Foundation is able to offer a diversity of scholarships, which encourage students of different backgrounds and educational interests to apply. We offer over 50 different types of scholarships, but students only need to complete one application. Most scholarships are available for ally or questioning students as well. All funds promote leadership and diversity in the LGBTQ community. Scholarships are organized in four distinct categories: academic pursuits, community leadership, cultural identities, and geography. For a list of scholarships, see: http://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/scholarship-funds/

Program information

Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that:

  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study;
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system;
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised.
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

Eligibility

The following are required criteria for all Pride Foundation scholarships:

Northwest Residency: Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:

  • currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
  • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.

Pursuing Post-Secondary Education: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. High school freshman, sophomores, or juniors are not eligible nor are individuals who are not planning to enroll in higher education next year.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Regence Scholarship

Application deadline:   January 16, 2015

The GSBA Scholarship Fund has received a donation from Regence to create a scholarship for LGBTQ and allied students. This $10,000 scholarship will support one student whose course of study will result in them directly serving a diverse patient population. Possible career paths would include but not be limited to: physicians, nurses, naturopaths and physical therapists.

Beyond the GSBA-Regence Scholarship, GSBA has several other scholarships that support students who demonstrate leadership potential. Our scholars show a direct connection and commitment to the LGBTQ community.

Applications are online and are due by January 16, 2015. More information can be found here: http://thegsbascholarship.org/facts.php