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Although the rights and acceptance of the LGBT community has shown progress, that doesn’t mean that discrimination and intolerance don't exist. Students who identify as lesbian, gay, transgendered, or bisexual may still be faced with physical, verbal, or emotional bullying within their communities and schools. Thankfully, several rights organizations have stepped forward to help LGBT students feel encouraged to embrace who they are and pursue their dreams — including going to college. LGBT students, and those that help fight for their rights, may qualify for these scholarship awards to help pay for college. Browse our list of LGBT scholarships to discover resources and awards to help pay for your degree. For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

The Point Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Applicants must be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer (LGBTQ) or have a history of leadership and dedication in the LGBTQ community.

Total: $10000 Awards:  36
Deadline:  January 28
2019

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as incoming freshmen. Students must: rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  January 30
2019

Derek Jeter/Hillsborough Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors residing in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate participation in community service and extracurricular activities.

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Stonegate Bank Community Service Award and Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County Florida who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, financial need, and a demonstrated commitment to community service.

Total: $5 Awards:  1000
Deadline:  January 31
2019

King Kekaulike High School Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hawaii high school seniors who are attending King Kekaulike High School and have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Students must have three or more hours of community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Nick Van Pernis Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate and graduate students who graduated from a public or private high school in the districts of North Kona, South Kona, North Kohala or Ka'u. Students must major in marine sciences, biotechnology, health sciences or early childhood education, and must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Ted, W4VHF, and Itice, K4LVV, Goldthorpe Scholarship

The Ted, W4VHF, and Itice, K4LVV, Goldthorpe Scholarship is open to international and U.S. students at four-year colleges/universities and possess an active amateur radio license (any class). Students must demonstrate financial need and active volunteer service in their community.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

YASME Foundation Scholarship

The YASME Foundation Scholarship is open to U.S. and international students who are licensed radio amateurs (general class or higher) and studying the sciences or engineering. Preference will be given to students who are active in a local amateur radio club and in community service, as well as students who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their class (high school or college).

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is provided annually to fund a new lawyer to work in the United States on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.

Total: $30000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international students who have graduated from a high school in Contra Costa, California. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to advancing the cause of LGBTQ students through activism and social participation.

Total: $6000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2019

eQuality Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in California who are majoring in a medical field. Applicants must identify as LGBT or demonstrate a history of campaigning for and working toward LGBT inclusion and equality.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 31
2019

eQuality Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate nursing majors in California who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must identify as LGBT or demonstrate a record of advocating for LGBT equality.

Total: $6000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 31
2019