3 More Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

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We recently talked about seven scholarships for LGBTQ+ students, but those aren’t the only ones available. There are dozens of opportunities, but here are three more to help you get your search started.

The Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

If you’re interested in new media, digital advertising, or data science, you may want to add the Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship to your potential scholarship list. The award gives $10,000 to the winner.

In order to apply for this scholarship, you must be a minority (African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, or multiracial) and living in the United States. You must also be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. The award is only open to students who are entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate or going after their Master’s. You should have a 3.25 GPA or higher and two personal statements, resume, transcript, portfolio, and three references should be included along with your application form.

Marx &Marshall Gay and Lesbian Scholarship

Hosted by the University of California, San Diego, the Marx & Marshall Gay and Lesbian Scholarship was founded in 1996. The winner will receive up to $1,000 for one year.

To win this award, the student should be a part of the LGBTQ+ community and have a very strong academic record. The winner will be chosen based on financial need, academic merit, leadership, and community service.

The Marx & Marshall Gay and Lesbian Scholarship is just one of the awards offered to the LGBTQ+ community at the he University of California, San Diego. They have an extensive LGBT Undergraduate Scholarship Program available to students.

Joel Roger Wayne Scholarship

Awarded by the University of Colorado in Boulder, the Joel Roger Wayne Scholarship was funded to help students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community but had been cut off financially from their parents due to their sexual orientation. The award grants $1,000 each school year to the winner.

Although the scholarship began to ensure those who are LGBTQ+ could attend school, the award is not dependent on whether or not your family has offered financial support. Instead, it is based on financial need.

In order to apply, students should visit the University of Colorado’s website. The school has several scholarships dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community in addition to the Joel Roger Wayne Scholarship.

These scholarships should give you a strong base for your award search if you are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. To find more, head to scholarship databases. When you sign up, many will ask about you, your interests, and your academic record to ensure they’re returning search results and awards that you could qualify for. If you need further help, make sure to talk to your high school counselor.

Hilary Cairns

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