LGBT Library and Archive Scholarships

SAA Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable Scholarship
The Society of American Archivists' Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable offers scholarships to attend their annual meeting in the summer. The winners of the awards will be expected to attend the annual meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable, which is held during the SAA meeting, and to write a short article of their experience at the meeting for the LAGAR newsletter. To qualify, candidates must be a paid employee or a volunteer in an archives whose primary focus is on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered history; OR be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered graduate student who has taken at least one graduate level course in archival administration. For more information please contact: Mary Caldera, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University, P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520-8240 FAX: 203/432-7441

General Scholarships

SOLGA Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition
The American Anthropological Association - Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) offers this award for a scholarly anthropological paper, written by a student, on a gay or lesbian topic. The prize consists of a cash award and a letter of commendation from the Prize Committee. The deadline is July 15. For more information, please contact: Professor Evelyn Blackwood, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 47905, Fax: 1-765-496-1476

Deaf Queer Youth Scholarship
The Deaf Queer Resource Center sponsors a $500 scholarship for deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer students who are out about their sexual orientation/identity. Candidates must be currently enrolled in high school or college, be under the age of 25, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. US Citizenship is required. Deaf Queer youth of color are especially encouraged to apply. Selection is based on a written or video essay. The deadline is July 15.

Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund
The Lee Dubin Scholarship is sponsored by COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) and the Family Pride Coalition (FPC). Three to five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and guardians who have worked to affect change in the LGBT community and the community at large. The deadline is April 15. For more information, call 1-415-861-KIDS (5437), write to COLAGE Scholarship Committee, 3543 18th St, #1, San Francisco, CA 94110, or send email to colage@colage.org.

LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation
LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation awards scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who are actively and substantially involved in community service. Scholarships include the Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (name used with permission of the Shepard family), named for the Wyoming college student murdered in 1998 for his sexual orientation, and the LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation Scholarship. The application deadline is in mid-April. For more information, write to LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation, c/o Charles Eader, 1 AT&T Way, Room 4B214J, Bedminster, NJ 07921.

Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award
The American Psychological Association's Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues) offers this award to support graduate student research into psychological issues relevant to gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, groups or communities. The scholarship amount is up to $1,000. The deadline is February 1, with applications available after November 1. For more information, contact: Susan Kashubeck, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Dept. of Psychology, 222 Psychology Building, Lubbock, TX 79409-2051, Phone: 1-806-742-3726, Fax: 1-806-742-0818.

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)
This fund provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian and bisexual students involved in the community. The scholarship amount varies and depends on financial need. The deadline is mid-September for the current school year. The fund's Youth Project Scholarship Program also awards grants to tenth and eleventh graders who plan to pursue postsecondary education. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and school or community involvement. The scholarship amount varies. The deadline is mid-January.For more information about either of these programs or an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Whitman-Brooks, The Scholarship Fund, PO Box 48320, Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320, Phone: 1-213-650-5752.

Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program
The Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program offers several $10,000 scholarships ($5,000 for the first year and $2,500 for the second and third years) to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students pursuing a degree in journalism and communications at an accredited four-year college or university. High school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply. A GPA of 2.8 or better is required. The award is sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). Winners are required to participate in the Messenger-Anderson Scholarship Intern Program at NGLTF offices in Washington, DC, or New York City during the summer. The deadline is in mid-February. For more information, contact: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: 1-202-393-5177, Fax: 1-202-393-2241, TTY: 1-202-393-2284, Email: thetaskforce@thetaskforce.org.

NWSA Lesbian Caucus Scholarship
This award provides financial assistance to graduate students doing Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation research in lesbian studies. Students do not need to be enrolled in a women's studies program. Preference is given to candidates who are National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) members. The scholarship amount is $500 per year. The deadline is February 15 of each year. For more information, contact: Loretta Younger, National Women's Studies Association, 7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, College Park, MD 20742, Phone: 1-301-403-0525, Fax: 1-301-403-4137.

The Point Foundation
The Point Foundation is a national, publicly-supported scholarship fund that provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Awards amounts vary based on need, and are renewed annually until the completion of one's degree as long as key expectations are met in the "Contract of Excellence" signed by each Scholar, which includes a requirement to maintain a 3.5 GPA. Past award amounts have ranged from $5,000 to $28,000 per year. The deadline is March 1. The Point Foundation also sponsors the Carlos Enrique Cisneros Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ students attending American University (Washington, DC). An online application form is available on The Point Foundation's web site. For more information, contact: The Point Foundation, PO Box 11210, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone: 1-866-33-POINT (1-866-337-6468), Fax: 1-866-39-POINT (1-866-397-6468).

Queer Foundation Scholarships
The Queer Foundation sponsors an English essay contest to promote queer studies. Three winners will each receive $1,000 scholarships for study in queer theory or a related field. Applicants should be LGBTQ high school students. The deadline is April 1. For more information, write to Queer Scholars Program, Queer Foundation, Joseph Dial, PhD, Director, 3213 W. Wheeler Street #145, Seattle, WA 98199.

Roy Scrivner Research Grants
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) sponsors the Roy Scrivner Research Grants for graduate and postdoctoral research concerning the study of lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and family therapy. There are two graduate student grants of up to $1,000 each and one postdoctoral grant of up to $10,000. The deadline is November 1. For more information, contact: Scrivner Research Grants , American Psychological Foundation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, Phone: 1-202-336-5843, Email: foundation@apa.org, URL: www.apa.org/apf or www.hookerprograms.org.

Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF)
TSELF awards several scholarships for transgender-identified students in the helping and caring professions, including social services, health care, religious instruction, teaching, and law. The awards are sponsored by the International Foundation for Gender Education. The deadline is February 1. For more information, contact: International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), TSELF Awards Committee, PO Box 540229, Waltham, MA 02454-0229, Phone: 1-781-899-2212, Fax: 1-781-899-2212, URL: www.tself.org.

An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, Inc.
The Lesbian Leadership Scholarship program, for both undergraduate and graduate students, provides awards for projects that address lesbian social, cultural and educational needs. Consideration will be given to academic performance, honors, personal or financial hardship and especially service to the lesbian/gay community. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have financial need, and demonstrate a commitment or significant contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The scholarship amount is $2,500. The deadline is May 1. Applications in PDF and text formats and additional information may be found on the Uncommon Legacy Foundation web site. For more information, contact: Scholarship Committee, An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, Inc., PO Box 33727, Washington, DC 20033, Fax: 1-202-265-1927, Phone: 1-202-265-1926.

Zami
Zami offers the Audre Lorde Scholarship and several other $1,000 scholarships to gay and lesbian undergraduate and graduate students of African descent who are making significant contributions to their communities. Zami is Atlanta's premiere organization for lesbians of African descent, and the award's emphasis is on service to the lesbian community. The deadline is May 15. For more information, contact: Zami, PO Box 2502, Decatur, GA 20031, Email: audrelordescholarship@zami.org, Phone: 1-404-370-0920.

Regional Scholarships

Albuquerque Lesbian and Gay Chamber of Commerce Scholarships (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
To be eligible, you must be a gay or lesbian undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico or the Technical Vocation Institute of Albuquerque and a resident of New Mexico for at least one year. The selection criteria include financial need, academic achievement and community service (not specifically for the G & L community, however). Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. The deadline is May 15. For more information, contact: Albuquerque Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce Scholarships, PO Box 27207, Albuquerque, NM 87125, Phone: 1-505-243-6767.

Asian/Pacific Gays & Friends Scholarship (Southern California)
To be eligible, you must be a male Asian/Pacific Islander involved in gay community leadership/activities in Southern California (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura). The scholarship amount is $1,000. The deadline is September 15. For more information, contact: The Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships, PO Box 48320, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: 1-213-650-5752. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for an application form.

Gay and Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara Scholarship (Santa Barbara County, California)
This non-profit organization provides financial assistance to lesbian, gay or bisexual undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in Santa Barbara County. Applicants must show financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and extracurricular activities. The award amount varies. The deadline is July 1. For more information, contact: Gay and Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara, PO Box 90907, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0907, Phone: 1-805-568-3995.

George Choy Memorial Scholarship/Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (Bay Area, California)
The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) offers this award to provide financial assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Asian and Pacific Islanders. To be eligible, you must be an Asian/Pacific Islander graduating from a Bay Area high school (counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma and Solano). You must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The award amount varies. The deadline is June 15. For more information, contact The Horizons Foundation, 870 Market Street, Suite 1155, San Francisco, CA 94102, Phone: 1-415-398-2333.

Gill Foundation Scholarship (Colorado)
The Gill Foundation offers scholarships for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students attending Colorado colleges. The scholarships are offered through participating colleges and universities, which must agree to match the foundation's gift. The scholarships are awarded based on past involvement in GLBT issues and other criteria. Currently the award consists of a $2,000 annual scholarship renewable for up to four years. For more information, contact your college's financial aid office or dean of students office.

GLSEN Connecticut Chapter (Connecticut)
The Connecticut chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) offers this $500 award to assist a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered student. To be eligible, you must be a Connecticut resident, between 16 and 21 years old. The deadline is April 15. For more information, contact: Ronnie Kim, G. H. Robertson School, 227 Cross Street, Coventry, CT 06238.

Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship (Contra Costa County, California)
This award provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth who contribute to the community by improving the environment for GLBT youth. To be eligible, you must live in Contra Costa County and be a graduating senior. The scholarship amount varies. For more information, contact: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (formerly BANGLE), PO Box 30482, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.

Peter Kaufman Memorial Scholarship (California)
To be eligible, you must be a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender high school senior who has worked with the GLBT community. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per year. For more information, contact Kathy J. Gill, Director, Gay & Lesbian Education Commission, Los Angeles Unified School District, Room 242, 450 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Phone: 1-213-625-6392.

Jonathan Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men (Philadelphia, PA)
The Lax Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by the late entrepreneur and inventor Jonathan R. Lax for the express purpose of encouraging gay men to obtain additional education, aspire to positions in which they contribute to society, be open about their sexual preference, and act as role models for other gay men with similar potential. Tuition scholarships are awarded either in the sum of $20,000 (at least one per year) or $5,000 (multiple awards) and are for men from the five country Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region. For more information, contact: Bread and Roses Community Fund, 1500 Walnut St, Suite 1305, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Phone: 1-215-731-1107, Fax: 1-215-731-0453, Email: info@breadrosesfund.org.

PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program
The PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program was established by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in 2003 to help support the education of GLBT youth and allies. It includes five awards, one of which is the Eseara Tuaolo Student-Athlete Scholarship established in honor of former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo. The program was funded by the estate of Palmer B. Carson.

PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation (Houston, Texas).
A spin-off from Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and the Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals, this foundation supports Houston area students, or students from outside the Houston area who will attend Houston colleges. Awards limited to ages 17-23, based on GLBT identity, academic excellence, financial need and personal interviews. Awards have been a minimum of $2,000 over two years and a maximum of $10,000 over 4 years. A total $107,000 was awarded in 2004. The deadline is May 1. For more information, contact: PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 667010, Houston, TX 77266-7010, Phone: 1-713-467-3524.

Lesbians for Change (New Mexico)
This award offers assistance to lesbians in New Mexico pursuing higher education. To be eligible, you must be a resident of New Mexico involved politically in the lesbian community. Two scholarships of $500 each are awarded each year. Applications are available in June and scholarships are awarded in August. For more information, contact: Lesbians for Change, PO Box 27664, Albuquerque, NM 87125, Phone: 1-505-292-2219 (Sonia Bettez).

The Harvey Milk/Tom Homann Gay and Lesbian Student Scholarship (San Diego County, California)
This award was established by the Imperial Court de San Diego to help San Diego area students achieve their goals of vocational, technical or professional careers. To be eligible, you must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender resident of San Diego County. The scholarship amount ranges from $250 to $1,000. The deadline is typically at the end of June. Write for an application in April or May. For more information, contact: The Harvey Milk/Tom Homann Gay and Lesbian Student Scholarship, c/o The Imperial Court de San Diego, Inc., PO Box 33915, San Diego, CA 92163, Phone: 1-619-692-1967, Fax: 1-619-295-7829.

The Harvey Milk Scholarship (Orange County, California)
This program was established by the Orange County Imperial Court to award scholarships to students attending Orange County (California) colleges. The scholarship amount is based on the number of winners chosen; last year $2,000 was awarded. The deadline is in early April. For more information, contact: The Orange County Imperial Court, Inc., 12922 Harbor Blvd. #338, Garden Grove, CA 92640, Phone: 1-714-891-1405.

Minnesota GLBT Educational Fund (Minnesota)
This award recognizes outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and friends, and supports their continuing education. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Minnesota or a resident from elsewhere who is attending (or planning to attend) a Minnesota educational institution. The award ranges from $1,000 to $2,000. Applications must be postmarked by February 1. The application form is available on the web site. For more information, contact: Awards Committee, Minnesota GLBT Educational Fund, 1409 Willow St, Suite 305, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3251, Phone: 1-612-870-1806, Fax: 1-612-871-6587NYNEX.

Diversity Scholarship Awards (New York)
These awards help finance higher education for students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational and special needs backgrounds. To be eligible, the candidate must reside in NYNEX service territory. The scholarship amount is $2,500. For more information, call 1-800-537-4180.

eQuality Scholarship (Northern and Central California)
This award provides financial assistance to graduating high school seniors from northern and central California who have promoted understanding of and equality for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. The scholarship amount is typically $1,500. The award was established by PG&E PrideNetwork and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, San Francisco-East Bay. For more information, contact: eQuality Scholarship Collaborative, PO Box 191311, San Francisco, CA 94119-1311, Email: eQuality@planetoutcast.net

The Pride Foundation (Pacific Northwest)
The Pride Foundation administers 26 distinct funds. To be eligible, you must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska). In addition to general scholarships for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, specific scholarships target gay men of color; students raised in lesbian and gay families; students studying business administration, computer science or political science, and students with career ambitions in the visual arts. The scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. The deadline is in early February (exact date varies from year to year). For more information, contact Randy Brians at The Pride Foundation, 1-800-735-7287 or 1-206-323-3318 or scholarships@pridefoundation.org.

The Greater Seattle Business Association (Washington State)
This award is offered to undergraduate residents of Washington who demonstrate financial need and the potential to build leadership and promote diversity in the sexual minority community. Scholarships are available to students to attend college, creative or vocational training or other postsecondary education in the state of Washington. The awards are up to $5,000 each. The deadline is in mid-January. For more information, contact the Greater Seattle Business Association (GBSA) at 1-206-363-9188 or the Pride Foundation at 1-206-323-3318 or 1-800-735-7287.

The Joseph Towner Fund for Gay and Lesbian Families (Bay Area, California)
To be eligible, you must be a postsecondary student with at least one gay or lesbian parent residing in the Bay Area (counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma and Solano). You must be 25 years old or younger and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. There is a maximum award of $500 per term, $1,000 per academic year, with a lifetime maximum of $4,000. The deadline is June 15. For more information, contact: The Horizons Foundation, 870 Market Street, Suite 1155, San Francisco, CA 94102, Phone: 1-415-398-2333.

United Teachers Los Angeles Stonewall Scholarship Fund (Los Angeles, California)
The UTLA Gay and Lesbian Issues Committee awards scholarships to deserving high school students to further their educational goals. To be eligible, you must be a student of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) or enrolled in a high school completion program. The awards are not restricted to gay and lesbian students. The scholarship amount varies, but is generally $250 to $500. The deadline is in mid-April. For more information, contact: Judith Bruner, UTLA, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 10th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, Phone: 1-800-556-8852 or 1-213-487-5560.

White Rose Scholarship (Colorado)
The White Rose Scholarship is available for Colorado residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who demonstrate financial need and community involvement. There is a January 15 postmark deadline. For more information, visit the web site of the Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire, or write to White Rose Scholarship Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee, PO Box 100811, Denver, CO 80250-0811.

First Friday Breakfast Club (Iowa)
The First Friday Breakfast Club in Des Moines, Iowa, offers two scholarships for Iowa residents. The FFBC Scholarship Award offers at least one scholarship of up to $3,000 for a high school senior who has worked to reduce homophobia and increase awareness and tolerance of gay and lesbian issues. The deadline is March 31.

Campus-Specific Scholarships

California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC)
The Todd Masters' Scholarship provides financial assistance to a gay student with an Architecture Major. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC). The scholarship amount is $500 per year. The deadline is October 1. For more information, contact: Anita Kermes, Director of Financial Aid, CCAC, 415 Irwin Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, Phone: 1-415-703-9530.

City College of San Francisco
The Allen (Dan) Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to students demonstrating service to or achievement in, the gay-lesbian community. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at City College of San Francisco (CA) and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. The scholarship amount is up to $600 per year. The deadline is October 31 for the Fall term, April 1 for the Spring term.The BIGALA (Bisexual Gay and Lesbian Alliance) Scholarship provides financial assistance to students demonstrating service to or achievement in, the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at City College of San Francisco and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The deadline is early October for the Fall term, early March for the Spring term. The scholarship amount is up to $200 per year.The Tim Wolfred Scholarship is offered to students with financial need who are taking at least one class in the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies Department at City College of San Francisco. The award is up to $50, based exclusively on need. The deadline is the second week of the semester, both fall and spring semesters. For more information about any of these awards, contact: Elaine Mannon, Coordinator, Scholarship Office, City College of San Francisco, Batmale Hall, Room 366, 50 Phelan Avenue, Box L230, San Francisco, CA 94112, Phone: 1-415-239-3339. For more information about the Allen Memorial Scholarship or the Tim Wolfred Scholarship. contact: Jonathan Katz, Chair, Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies, City College of San Francisco, Batmale Hall, Room 470, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. For more information about the BIGALA scholarship, contact: Yvonne Safwat, Faculty Advisor, BIGALA, City College of San Francisco, Alemany Campus, Phone: 1-415-561-1875.

College of Marin
To be eligible for the Gay and Lesbian Student Scholarship, you must be a gay or lesbian student enrolled at College of Marin. The scholarship amount is $250 per year. The deadline is the first week of March. For more information, contact: Margaret Elliot, College of Marin, Foundation Development Office, PO Box 446, Kentfield, CA 94914, Phone: 1-415-485-9382.

Duke University
The Carolina's Gay & Lesbian Scholarship was established in 2000 to encourage and reward involvement and activism by members of the LGBT community at Duke University. The scholarship is available to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students from North or South Carolina who are attending Duke University. The scholarship is awarded annually with based on financial need and student involvement in the LGBT community. For more information, contact: Karen Krahulik, PhD, Director, Duke University Center for LGBT Life, 02 West Union Building, Box 90958, Durham, NC 27708, Phone: 1-919-684-6607, Email: krahulik@duke.edu

Golden Gate University
The AIDS Awareness Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have a commitment/involvement in AIDS awareness. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at Golden Gate University. The scholarship amount varies. The deadline is early April for the next school year.For more information, contact: Golden Gate University, Financial Aid Office, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone: 1-415-442-7270, Fax: 1-415-442-7807. The Michael A. Zamperini/W. Clay Burchell Scholarship provides financial assistance to a lesbian/gay student beginning his or her final fall semester of law school. To be eligible, the candidate must be enrolled at Golden Gate University School of Law. The scholarship amount varies, but is typically $1,000 to $2,000.For more information, contact: Golden Gate University School of Law, Financial Aid Office, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone: 1-415-442-6635, Fax: 1-415-442-6609

George Washington University
The Semester In Washington program at George Washington University awards the $3,000 Gill Fellowship for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students to study applied politics. The Semester In Washington program is open to college juniors and seniors and provides a minimum of 6 college credits. Scholarships are available for the spring, summer and fall sessions. Candidates should note in their scholarship application that they are applying for the "Gill Fellowship". For more information, contact: Phone: 1-800-367-4776, URL: www.SemesterInWashington.org.

Iowa State University
The Scott Rohlf Presidential Leadership Initiative Award is presented annually to one or more students who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at Iowa State University. The application deadline is December 1. For more information, contact: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services, Dean of Students Office, 1036 Student Services, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2222, Phone: 1-515-294-5433, Email: lgbtss@iastate.edu

OSU Gay, Lesbian,Bisexual and Transgender Alumni Society (PFLAG Scholarship)
Ohio State University's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni Society awards six $1,200 undergraduate scholarships to students who have dedicated time and energy to the GLBT community and toward GLBT and HIV/AIDS issues. The scholarships are tenable only at Ohio State University. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (< 45 credit hours) or 2.5 (>= 45 credit hours). Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation. The deadline is in mid-February.

Penn State University
The Barry H. Marshal Scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State University who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and who advocate for or contribute to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. Preference shall be given to students from New York State. For more information, contact: LGBTA Resource Center, 101 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802, Phone: 1-805-863-1248, Email: lgbta@psu.edu

San Francisco State University, University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University
The Markowski-Leach Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to gay and lesbian undergraduate and graduate students who help enhance the greater society's perception of gay and lesbian people. To be eligible you must be enrolled as an upper division or graduate student at San Francisco State University, the University of California at Berkeley or Stanford University. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or better. The scholarship amount is $1,250 per year. The deadline is mid-April for the following year. For more information, email mlscholr@netbox.com or write to: Markowski-Leach Scholarship Committee, PO Box 13315 - PMB #206 Oakland, CA 94661-0315. San Francisco State University - Susan Keiter; University of California, Berkeley - Jim Govek; Stanford University - Mary Morrison.

San Jose State University
The Wiggsy Sivertsen Scholarship provides financial assistance to gay and lesbian students or students who have provided service to or worked on behalf of gay and lesbian issues. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at San Jose State University and demonstrate financial need. The award amount is $750, but may vary from year to year. For more information, contact: Dr. Jill Steinberg, SJSU Counseling Center, Phone: 1-408-924-5910

SUNY Rockland Community College (RCC)
The Sheldon Oppenheim Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender individual to pursue their college education. Candidates must identify as GLBT. They must register as a matriculated student, and register for at least 6 credits in a degree or certificate program at RCC. They should provide an essay describing any obstacles they may have overcome, their educational goals, any community service, or special circumstances. Two letters of recommendation are optional. One to four scholarships ranging from $250-$500 will be awarded each year at the discretion of the Sheldon Oppenheim Scholarship Committee. The deadline is in early June. For more information, call 1-845-574-4403, write to SUNY - RCC c/o Elissa Silverstein, 145 College Rd., Suffern, NY 10901, or send email to esilvers@sunyrockland.edu.

University of California, Berkeley
The University of California LGBT alumni (UCGALA) scholarships are awarded to UC Berkeley students for academic achievement and leadership in campus, community or job activities. Multiple awards are given each year in the amount of $1500. The deadline is generally near the end of September with applications available end of August. For more information, contact: Scholarship Office, California Alumni Association, University of California, Berkeley, Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450, Phone: 1-510-643-2315.

University of California, Irvine
The Bruce Wade Memorial Scholarship for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students provides financial assistance to UCI lesbian, gay and bisexual students who contribute to improving the campus environment for other lesbian, gay and bisexual students. To be eligible for award, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UCI and demonstrate service to the lesbian, gay and bisexual campus community. The award provides two $1,200 scholarships. The deadline is early April for the following academic year. For more information, contact:
Pat Walsh, UCI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Resource Center, University of California, Irvine, 106 Gateway Commons, Irvine, CA 92697, Phone: 1-714-824-3277.

University of California, Irvine
The James J. Harvey Dissertation Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate students studying male or female homosexuality, including but not limited to sociological, medical, political, historical and legal ramifications or to the study of the life and work of James J. Harvey. To be eligible, you must be a Ph.D. candidate at UCI. The award covers student fees for one quarter, plus a $3,750 stipend. Two to three fellowships are awarded each year. Applications are due December 1 for the winter and spring quarters. Applications for the fall quarter are due in early May. For more information, contact: Steve Johnson, Director of Graduate Financial Support, Research and Graduate Studies, University of California, Irvine, 120 Administration, Irvine, CA 92697, Phone: 1-714-824-4223.

University of California, Los Angeles
The Lambda Alumni (UCLA Lesbian & Gay Alumni Association) Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students showing academic excellence and service to the lesbian, gay and bisexual community, regardless of sexual orientation. To be eligible, you must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at UCLA. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per year. The deadline is mid-March for the following school year. For more information, contact: UCLA Lambda Alumni Association, PO Box 24075, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

University of California, San Diego
The Jaye Haddad Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to students who have been diagnosed with cancer or AIDS or students with physical disabilities. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at UCSD as an undergraduate student. The scholarship amount varies. The deadline is November 30 for new students and mid-February for continuing students for the following school year.The Michael L. Marx and Donald K. Marshall Scholarship for Gay and Lesbian Students recognizes students who have made a contribution to the gay and lesbian community. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at UCSD at the sophomore, junior, or senior level. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per year. The deadline is mid-February. Applications are available in January.For more information, contact: University of California, San Diego, Scholarship Office 0013, La Jolla, CA 92093-0013, Phone: 1-619-534-3263.

University of Puget Sound LGBT Leadership Scholarship
The Puget Sound LGBT Leadership Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 in order to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community at the University of Puget Sound (including, but not limited to, participation in BGLAD, community organizations, and activist groups). The purpose of the scholarship is to complement successful academic experiences by providing financial support for student leadership and involvement in the LGBT community at Puget Sound. Applications are welcome from students who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or allies. The amount of the scholarship is $2,000. The deadline is in mid-April. For more information, contact: Yoshiko Matsui, M.Ed., Associate Director for Student Services, Multicultural & Off-Campus Student Services, University of Puget Sound, 1500 North Warner, Box 1082, Tacoma, WA 98416, Phone: 1-253-879-3373, Fax: 1-253-879-3810, Email: ymatsui@ups.edu

University of Southern California
The Lambda Alumni Association of USC offers gay, lesbian and bisexual scholarships to recognize outstanding and accomplished students in the community. To be eligible, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at USC with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The scholarship amount is $1,000. Two or three awards are granted each year. The deadline is December 31 for the following school year. For more information, contact: Lambda Alumni Association, University of Southern California, 830 Childs Way, Box 28, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Phone: 1-213-740-5440.

University of New Hampshire
The Bill Kidder Fund Award is given to a University of New Hampshire (UNH) student each year who, through their scholarship, leadership or other outstanding efforts, fosters greater understanding concerning sexual orientation and gender identity in the UNH community. The award provides for a $1,500 scholarship. To be eligible for award, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UNH and demonstrate service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. The deadline is in early March. Award winners are announced at the Annual LGBTQ Pancake Breakfast on the first Wednesday in April. Nominations can be made online at www.unh.edu/awards. For more information, contact: Bob Coffey, LGBT Program Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, University of New Hampshire, Memorial Union Building [MUB] 327, 83 Main St, Durham NH 03824, Tel: 1-603-862-4528, Fax: 1-603-862-2643, Email: bob.coffey@unh.edu.

For more information about LGBT Financial Aid, see also About.com, GLBT Scholarship Resources, Gayscape Scholarship Search, and American University's GLBTA Resource Center's List of GLBT Scholarships.