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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.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

The AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from an under-represented population group who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 30
2019

David Knapp Scholarship

This scholarship is available for LGBT students and straight allies who reside in or are attending an institution of education in Connecticut.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 1
2019

BJ Eckardt Scholarship

This scholarship is open to residents of Belmont, NH, who are entering their second year of college at any of the seven Community College System of New Hampshire institutions. Students must have financial need and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; preference will be given to students who have participated in volunteer community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 21
2019

Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college students who are rising juniors and seniors at select New England institutions and are African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, multiracial, or LGBTQ. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and interested in pursuing a career in new media/digital advertising and/or data science.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2019

NGPA Scholarship

Students who are 18 years of age or older and have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with an aviation related curriculum (aerospace, aerodynamics, engineering, airport management, etc.) in pursuit of a degree leading to a career as a professional pilot are eligible for this award.

Total: $7000 Awards:  19
Deadline:  August 1
2019

H.D. "BO" Cotton Memorial Scholarship

This award is for current full-time Florida State College students who have completed 24 credit hours and are pursing an associate's (AA or AS) degree. The student must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  August 1
2019

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university in Florida. Students must have a weighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have a SAT score of 1290 or higher or an ACT score of 29 or higher (or meet other academic requirements). Students must have also completed at least 100 hours of community service.

Total: $2589 Awards:  11005
Deadline:  August 31
2019

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a participating college or university in Florida. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must earn minimum scores on the ACT, SAT, or PERT. Students must also complete 30 or more hours of community service.

Total: $949 Awards:  882
Deadline:  August 31
2019

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)

This award is available to Florida high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university in Florida. Students must have a weighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have a SAT score of 1170 or higher or an ACT score of 26 or higher (or meet other academic requirements). Students must have also completed at least 75 hours of community service.

Total: $1740 Awards:  12434
Deadline:  August 31
2019

Acorn Equality Fund McKeon Scholarship

The McKeon Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, as well as political involvement and advocacy for LGBT issues.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019

Acorn Equality Fund Acorn Scholarship

The Acorn Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate service to and advocacy for the LGBT community.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019

Acorn Equality Fund Luke Scholarship

The Luke Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2019