LGBTQ+ Scholarships for College

Everyone should have affordable access to college regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Hive has complied a list of scholarships specifically for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual.

Deadline: November 2022 to January 2023.

Award Amount: Up to $13,600.

The Point Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students to access and succeed in their education at accredited four-year institutions in the United States. Flagship scholarship recipients receive financial support, access to multiple leadership development programs, mentorship or coaching, and the support of a community of scholars and alumni.

Deadline: Varies.

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

The largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students in the nation, the Point Foundation was started in order to raise money to help LGBTQ students pay for their college and university educations. The Point Foundation also provides support to students beyond scholarships. Leadership Development and Mentorship programs are also maintained by the Point Foundation in order to ensure that LGBTQ students have the skills and support that they need to succeed in their college educations and in the workplace.

Deadline: Varies.

Award Amount: $10,000

Live Out Loud has always been committed to helping to teach LGBTQ youth about how to succeed in all aspects of their life including their academia, their careers and their relationships. The organization has also worked to bring more LGBTQ role models and mentors into contact with LGBTQ students in order to inspire them and to show them the successes that LGBTQ students are capable of.

Deadline: June 3, 2022.

Award Amount: Up to $10,000.

Applications are open to graduating high school seniors, current college students, veterans, and adults returning to school who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in an eligible STEM field at an accredited four-year college or university in California or an HBCU in the United States for the entire 2022-2023 academic year.


  • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, power, and/or energy).
  • Computer Science/Information Systems/Cyber Security.
  • Environmental Sciences.


Award Amount: Up to $6,000

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community.


  • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school or equivalent between 1 Jul 2017 and 30 Jun 2022.
  • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete community college between 1 Jul 2017 and 30 Jun 2022.
  • Pursuing a medical degree at an accredited medical school in California.

Deadline: June 5, 2022

Award Amount: Up to $5,000.

Prism Foundation provides scholarships to empower outstanding students who are making a positive impact on the Asian & Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ communities.


  • You must be attending a post-secondary institution in the United States in the upcoming academic year (starting in the Fall of this current year) when applying. The application is open to students who attend community college, university, and trade/vocational school. Applicants should have a strong history of engagement within the API and/or LGBTQ+ communities.

Deadline: June 4, 2022.

Award Amount: $5,000.

The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers.


  • Identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4-point scale.
  • Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Students enrolled in a graduate-level medical program are not eligible for the scholarship unless enrolled in a research dual-degree program (e.g. MD-PhD).
  • Must be eligible for fall term registration at an accredited U.S. college or university and must not be under disciplinary sanction.

Deadline: June 10, 2022.

Award Amount: $4,000.

The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support lesbians in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $4,000 to several students graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition.

The application consists of 3 short essay questions, a letter of recommendation, and transcripts from your latest academic institution. There is no minimum GPA requirement. Submissions are judged on academic achievement, community service and leadership, and commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues.


  • Identify as a lesbian.
  • Plan to attend a college or university in the United States (including graduate school) in Fall 2022.

Deadline: Varies.

Award Amount: $1,600.

Since 2007, Hampton Roads Pride has made funding scholarships in support of the next generation of innovative leaders an annual budget priority. Our scholarships are based on merit, academics, and community involvement. Hampton Roads Pride offers up to four $1,600 scholarships each year paid directly to each recipient’s educational institution.

Scholarships are awarded to assist with the educational expenses of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+), or identify with an affiliated community (including, but not limited to, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Two-spirit, Nonbinary, Agender, and Genderqueer) as well as LGBTQ+ allies (those who do not identify as LGBTQ+, but who are allied with and support the LGBTQ+ community).

Deadline: Varies.

Award Amount: $5,000.

The SOULE Foundation is designed to create an experience geared to support, develop and promote the educational advancement of LGBTQ youth and young people of color. The SOULE Foundation started as an extension of SOULE, a multimedia organization dedicated to representing, connecting, and empowering the Black LGBTQ community. As important as our youth are, The SOULE Foundation has recognized the imperative need to ensure their viability, mental sustainability, and success.


  • Have attained a cumulative high school or college GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Are enrolled at a U.S. located, accredited college or university as a full-time student.
  • Have submitted FAFSA by the deadline.
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (form attached at the end of the application).
  • Award Winner/s must be available for photo/video shoot to receive the award.
  • Award Winner/s must be available to attend the Soule Foundation Gala.
  • Award Winner/s must be available to attend the Soule Foundation Gala.

Deadline: Grants are made at the beginning of each calendar year, with the exception of the scholarships, which are awarded each July/August.

Award Amount: $1,000.

Three scholarships are available for application. These scholarships are in memory and honor of David Womack and will be granted to students who exemplify his memory. David Michael Womack passed away on March 18 2011 and those of us who were privileged to know him were diminished at his passing.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Award Amount: $2,000.

Description: PFLAG Sacramento is pleased to offer scholarships of $2,000 or more to qualified students from the Sacramento area. The scholarship is named in honor of The Rev. and Mrs. Merrill Follansbee, and Jean Hansen, our chapter's co-founders and proud parents of LGBTQ+ individuals.


  • Have applied to or are presently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, including vocational and technical schools.
  • Self identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • If applicant is currently enrolled in school, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Must live in the Sacramento region.

Deadline: June and December of each year.

Award Amount: $1,000.

Out to Protect Scholarship offer a scholarship award for individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender and who are pursuing a career in law enforcement by attending a basic law enforcement training program. This could be a basic police academy, sheriff’s academy, corrections academy, or 9-1-1 dispatcher academy. These scholarships reward those individuals who have the courage and willingness to be visible role models in law enforcement.


  • Identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender.
  • Be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States. (sponsored or self-sponsored).
  • Demonstrate being a visible, positive role model for law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate being able to graduate from a law enforcement training program.

Deadline: Spring 2022.

Award Amount: Varies.

The application consists of 2-3 short essay questions, a letter of recommendation, and transcripts from your current academic institution. There is no minimum GPA requirement.


  • Not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa.
  • Be enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City.
  • Be rising juniors or seniors.

Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Award Amount: $1,000.

Description: American Atheists celebrates activism by awarding scholarships to students who engage in atheist activism in their communities and schools.


  • Current college or vocational students and to high school students entering college in the upcoming year.
  • Full-time graduate and law school students are also eligible.
  • Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens to be eligible but do have to attend U.S.-based institutions.
  • Applicants for all awards must be atheists and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in academic subjects.
  • Applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

Membership in American Atheists is not required to submit an application, but scholarship winners must be members to accept the awards. All applicants are offered a free one-year membership to American Atheists.

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About the Author

Christen is the founder of Hive Education. She is passionate about helping families navigate the college application and admissions processes. She helps students set goals to work towards their own debt-free degrees with her personalized scholarship searches, scholarship courses, and by sharing her scholarship strategies that won her over $900,000 in for her own college education. With four years of experience in higher education, two years working with teens in inner city high schools in New Orleans, and starting her first college consulting company during a pandemic in 2020 she strives to make college accessible for everyone, especially for first generation, low income, and minority students. In her spare time she loves to share her love for books with her daughters. You can find her on Facebook.

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