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Click here for the 2016 True Colors Scholarship & Grant Opportunities letter.

Click here for the 2016 PFLAG Hartford and True Colors, Inc. Helen & Bob Brill Scholarship information and application sheet.

Click here for the 2013 Fern Berman Mini-Grant Program: for youth led, school based projects designed to reduce homophobia.

Get a list of national scholarships.


Click the button below to make a donation toward the Fern Berman Scholarship Fund:

Fern Berman scholarship information and applications coming soon!



Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective offers up to three $500 scholarships each year to a Connecticut, LGBT or ally student. For more information, see their website at www.hglhc.org

The Point Foundation
provides not only money for tuition, books room and board, but also has a leadership program to help LGBT scholars succeed. From their website: "We pay particular attention to those students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation or gender identity." http://www.pointfoundation.org

LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation
Scholarships are available to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender U.S. high school seniors who have demonstrated achievements in:

  • a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • significant involvement in community service
  • acceptance to an accredited U.S. college or university

League offers $1500 scholarships and several special $2500 scholarships in honor of Matthew Shepherd and Laurel Hester. http://www.leaguefoundation.org/index.cfm

The Live Out Loud Foundation
provides GLBT students positive role models in careers and education. For graduating seniors, or those who have put off college for one yeear from the New York Tri-State area, including New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey the Live Out Loud Foundation offers three $2500 scholarships. http://www.liveoutloud.info/

The National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award is for LGBT students pursuing a career in journalism. http://nlgja.org/education/aarons_scholarship.htm

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) has four $1,000 scholarships to support the undergraduate studies of students with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents. http://www.colage.org/programs/academic/leedubin.htm

For graduate students studying psychology the Maylon-Smith Scholarship annually awards up to $1000 graduate students in psychology to advance research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Queer Foundation
offers a yearly essay contest for queer youth could yield you $1000 towards college. And best of all, if your essay is selected, it could end up in high school English classes across the country as a way to promote acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. http://queerfoundation.org/documents/scholarship_fund.html




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