LGBT Student Scholarship Database: Is it Worth a Visit?
http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/scholarship-database or http://www.hrc.org (“Resources” Tab, “More Resources” from drop-down menu, scroll down page to “Youth & Campus” and click the “More Resources” link, and select “LGBT Student Scholarship Database”)
The LGBT Student Scholarship Database is operated by the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization founded in 1980 to advocate for the rights of LGBTQ Americans. HRC has an impressive list of celebrity supporters. Its site provides many resources for the LGBTQ community including a search feature for LGBTQ-specific scholarships.
We could find no links on the HRC site to the scholarship search page, although the URL suggests it’s in the Resources section. If you can’t locate a link, the above URL will take you directly to the search page.
The search feature is very simple. You can search for National scholarships or scholarships by state. Once you have your search results, you can see All Scholarships, Statewide Scholarships, or Individual School Scholarships. Each listing gives you a link to the scholarship sponsor’s site and often the scholarship application page, a brief description of eligibility requirements, and contact information. Searching for national scholarships returned 56 results. The scholarship returns by state are a little more spare, but will often produce 5 or 6 scholarships worth looking at.
There isn’t anything fancy here, just lists of quality scholarships aimed at students participating in the LGBTQ community. If you’re looking for a scholarship in this category, a visit to this site is well worth your time.
We rate the LGBT Student Scholarship Database 5 out of 5:
The Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholars Program
Contact Info: The Point Foundation, 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 370, Los Angeles, CA 90036; phone: 866.337.6468; email: [email protected]
Deadline: January 21
Award Amount: Amount varies depending upon the specific scholarship (renewable). See list of scholarships here.
Eligibility: LGBTQ students (undergraduates and graduate school students) of any age or nationality who plan to attend college in the US. See eligibility requirements for further information.
Requirements: Online Application; if selected to become a semi-finalist you will be required to submit additional materials and be interviewed by phone. Semi-finalist supplemental materials include: 2-3 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcript, Test Score Verification, Resume, Financial Aid Award Letter, and Essay.
Application Link: https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/
Queer Foundation Pink Ink Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
http://queerfoundation.org/html/scholarship_application.html or http://queerfoundation.org (“Scholarships” Link in left sidebar, “Scholarship Application” Link)
Contact Info: 3213 West Wheeler Street, #145, Seattle, WA 98199; phone: 206.999.8740; email: Joseph Dial, Executive Director at [email protected]
Deadline: February 14
Award Amount: $1,000 (3 Awarded)
Eligibility: High school seniors who will be attending a U.S. college or university to study queer theory or related fields. Examples of related fields are queer medical, legal, or social issues.
Requirements: Online Application, Essay, Application Cover Page.
Application Link: http://queerfoundation.org/html/scholarship_application.html