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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 Indianapolis Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is provided annually to support the financial needs of LGBT students who reside in Indianapolis, Indiana. Applicants must demonstrate academic potential and a history of service & advocacy within the LGBT community.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 15
2020

Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships

The Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships are available for LGBTQ students and allies who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study.

Total: $10000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 7
2020

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
2020

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
2020

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
2020

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 31
2020

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: $4000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2020

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: $4000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20
2020

Good Works Scholarship

The scholarship program is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. educational institution. The candidate must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, they must show a dedicated interest in community service and projects pertaining to criminal justice.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31
2020

Bank of America Merrill Lynch MBA Diversity Fellowship Program

This fellowship is for U.S., first-year MBA minority students entering a business school in the fall.

Total: $40000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 1
2020

Arcadia University Campus Achievement Award For Returning Students

U.S. undergraduate students attending Arcadia University in Pennsylvania are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate financial need, campus involvement and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 1
2020

Boston College Presidential Scholars Program

U.S. students who demonstrate outstanding academic records, hold leadership roles in their school and are committed to and have a demonstrated interest in community service are eligible for this award. Students will be considered upon admission to Boston College in Massachusetts.

Total: $52500 Awards:  15
Deadline:  November 1
2020