Beyond the Bridge Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Pride Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a college junior or senior at the time of application.
  3. Must be self-identify as transgender.
  4. Must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  6. Must be a woman.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for a transgender student in his or her senior year of college. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and must be a resident of one of the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.

Application requirements for the Beyond the Bridge Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
Additional Information: Recognizing the tremendous financial need of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, as well as straight ally students in the region, Pride Foundation began its scholarship program to help develop tomorrow's leaders that work for social justice. Since 1993 the foundation has helped more than 550 students achieve their educational goals. The applicant will be notified by early April confirming whether she has been selected for the interview stage of the scholarship process (students who have not been selected will also be notified). Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made in early May.

Award Amount: $500 to $5,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 8

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 8

The student only needs to submit one application to be considered for all Pride Foundation scholarships. All applications must be submitted online. As part of the online application, the student must submit the following: contact information for two references who are familiar with her capabilities and potential for success in her education and community involvement (recommended that one reference be a teacher, counselor, or other academic representative); and answers to six essay questions concerning the topics of education goals, career goals, activities, giving back, challenges, and a quote (limited to 3,000 characters except for activities, which is limited to 5,000 characters). Further details on the essay topics are available on the online application. A student who is currently studying or plans to study visual arts, design, or music should submit two samples of his/her work. Picture samples can be in the following formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, PDF, DOC; Music must be in MP3 or MP4 formats; and videos must be MOV or AVI files. The file size must be no more than 300 MB. Students who are selected for an interview will be asked to bring a portfolio. Students who are selected for an interview will also be asked to bring a transcript. The complete application must be submitted by 5 p.m. PST on the deadline date.
About Pride Foundation:
Contact Information: Anthony Papini, Scholarship Program Director
Address: 2014 E. Madison St. Suite 300 Seattle, Washington 98122

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