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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 to Protect Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Applicants must be "out" with their peers, and serve as a positive influence on the law enforcement community.

Total: $750 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 30
2018

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

This award is available for Hispanic students who are currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited higher education program. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and enroll on a full time basis.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 30
2018

Megan Meier Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and a history of promoting antibullying efforts and causes.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 1
2018

Betty Goah Scholars Program to Advance Diversity

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, SAT score of 980 or an ACT score of 21. Applicants must attend Milligan College and must contribute to the diversity of the student body.

Total: $26890 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 1
2018

Military Child of the Year® Award

This award is open to children who are legal military dependents and between the ages of 8 and 18 at time of nomination. The average nominee has volunteered with service groups for an average of 75 hours yearly and has maintained above-average grades.

Total: $10000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  December 5
2018

Airports Council Scholarship Program

The Airport Council International of North America Scholarship is available to U.S. and Canadian graduate or undergraduate students who are majoring in airport management or airport operations. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2500
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Imagine America Scholarship - High School Seniors

This scholarship is available for high school seniors attending a high school in the U.S. who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, financial need, and demonstrated community service. Students must plan to attend one of the 500 participating career colleges.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8468
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Denny's 'Hungry for Education' Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, be involved in community service, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  200
Deadline:  December 31
2018

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:  December 31
2018

Furman University Charles H. Townes Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who reside outside of South Carolina and plan to attend Furman University. Students must demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to civic leadership and community service.

Total: $35000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 5
2019

Furman University John D. Hollingsworth Scholarship

This scholarship is available for South Carolina high school seniors who plan to attend Furman University. Students must demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to civic leadership and community service.

Total: $35000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 5
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 10
2019