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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.

PFLAG Hartford Chapter Helen and Bob Brill Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international high school seniors who self-identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender person, or as a supporter of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people. Applicants must reside in Connecticut and must demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 29
2019

Bruce Lee Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application. Students are NOT required to be of Pan-Asian American heritage for this award. Students must: have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher; be involved in community service; and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 29
2019

Enterprise Holdings Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application and are of Asian Pacific Island/Pan-Asian American heritage. Students must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher, be involved in community service, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 29
2019

PepsiCo Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application and are of Asian Pacific Island/Pan-Asian American heritage. Students must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher, be involved in community service, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 29
2019

UPS Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application and are of Asian Pacific Island/Pan-Asian American heritage. Students must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher, be involved in community service, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 29
2019

Bill and Anne Shepherd Legal Scholarship

This scholarship is available for third-year and fourth-year U.S. law students who demonstrate the intent to practice law and promote the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Students need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered themselves to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 30
2019

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:  March 31
2019

PFLAG Tucson Chapter Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors and undergraduate students residing in southern Arizona. Applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or must be a straight ally who demonstrates a commitment to LGBT equality and advocacy.

Total: $5 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 31
2019

PFLAG Deerfield Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship

This scholarship is available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students who reside in Illinois. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 22 and must be enrolled as or accepted as an undergraduate student at the time of application.

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

PFLAG Boulder Chapter - Hodges Scholarship for Social Activism

This scholarship is available for high school seniors residing in Boulder, Colorado. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate a commitment to advancing equality for LGBT members of the community.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

PFLAG South Orange County Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is available to residents of South Orange County between the ages of 17-24 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer, and to straight allies who have directly supported LGBTQI youth and/or the LGBTQI community.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine high school seniors who have a history of community service.

Total: $2250 Awards:  133
Deadline:  April 1
2019