Scholarship Opportunities

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
The New Haven Pride Center offers several $500 and $1,000 Scholarships each year.

Triangle Community Center also offers Annual Scholarships. 

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.”
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.

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.
The National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award is for LGBT students pursuing a career in journalism.
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.