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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.

Out for Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Houston-area residents who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate unmet financial need.

Total: $2750 Awards:  32
Deadline:  February 28
2020

Glidden Community Service Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Linn County, Iowa who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to community service.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 28
2020

Linn County Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Linn County, Iowa. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of leadership in school, community, or business.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 28
2020

Greater Mercer Scholarship

U.S. high school seniors residing in Mercer County, New Jersey who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service over several years are eligible for this award. Students must plan to enroll at a four-year college or university.

Total: $1750 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Anna and Eli Berkenfeld Memorial Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and verifiable community service. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Annabelle L. Johnson Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must submit an essay describing an obstacle they have overcome in the pursuit of higher education.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Baltimore Distinguished Scholar Award

This award is available to Baltimore public high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a history of community service.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Baltimore Ravens Scholarship Program

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a history of community service.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Baltimore Rotary Service Above Self Award Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to community service. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 1
2020

MECU Baltimore Credit Union Community Service and Merit Scholarships

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore who have verifiable community service and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a combined SAT score of 950 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Richard E. Dunne, III Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors in Baltimore Maryland who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and verifiable community service. Students must attend a college in MD.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

MSU LBGT Resource Center Stephen P. Pougnet and Christopher J. Green Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled at Michigan State University; preference is given to students enrolled in the Eli Broad College of Business at MSU. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence and involvement with or contributions to LGBT communities.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 3
2020