LGBTQIA+ Resources

LGBTQIA+ Scholarships

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APA Division 44 Maylon-Smith Scholarship Award

American Psychological Association's Division 44 focuses on LGBT research in psychology. To support continued scientific exploration, the $1,000 award is given to a full-time graduate student in a department of psychology.


The FASQA Award was created by MICA's Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance (FASQA) to recognize student achievement and contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. While all MICA students are eligible to apply for the award, preference will be given to applicants who identify as LGBTQ+. We award $500 to students with demonstrated financial need as well as one $500 prize will be awarded to a student who demonstrates involvement with and/or commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and issues, regardless of financial need.

Applications are due 11/28/22

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Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships

The Gamma Mu social organization has a rich history of "good men making a difference." The organization has worked for over 40 years to develop an open community for gay male professional and business executives. The scholarship of $1,000 to $2,500 is awarded to gay men under the age of 35 who have exhibited leadership and involvement in the gay community. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited institution, college, university or trade school.

League Foundation - LGBT Scholarship

The League Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing financial support to LGBT community members so they can achieve their dreams of higher education. The group has awarded more than 100 scholarships since 1997 in the amounts of $1,500 to $2,500. Applicants must identify as LGBT and be enrolled at an accredited institution, college, university or trade school.

NWSA Scholarships

The National Women's Studies Association was created as a forum for the discussion of topics surrounding women and gender. One of its primary objectives is to continue promoting this subject through teaching, learning, research, and service. Their scholarships award individuals who actively continue to pursue and develop women's studies. Applicants must be an individual member of the association.

PFLAG - National Scholarship Program

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays are a national non-profit that raises awareness about issues in this community of health and well-being. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are available to those who identify themselves as LGBTQ or as a straight ally.

The Point Foundation - LGBTQ Scholarship

The Point Foundation gives promising LGBTQ students a greater chance to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. The organization awards scholarships to high achievers who demonstrate strong leadership skills and community orientation.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

The Pride Foundation is dedicated to helping LGBTQ students, as well as straight allies in the Pacific Northwest, achieve their academic goals. The foundation requires one application that covers over 40 different scholarships. They give awards in a variety of areas to those who have shown perseverance in the face of obstacles. Applicants must be from the Northwest U.S., and preference is given to those who identify as LGBTQ or individuals with strong connections to the LGBTQ community.

TransgenderFirst National Scholarship

The first national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education. Applicants must identify as Transgender, plan to pursue a degree, or currently pursuing a degree, at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, have a high school diploma or GED, and be a U.S. Citizen. Awards are annual and based on eligibility, financial need, personal hardship, academic merit, and other related considerations. Scholarship Award Amount: $2500