Graduate Funding Information Service

November 27, 2019

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

Pride Foundation was founded in 1985, in the midst of the HIV & AIDS crisis, by a small but courageous group of people who came together to create a source of light and hope during a period of profound darkness. Since awarding their first scholarship in 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million to more than 1,800 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Pride Foundation Scholars are leaders in their communities with incredibly varied educational goals and lived experiences—and are oftentimes overcoming a lack of support system, tremendous societal barriers, and significant financial need in order to pursue their dreams. Receiving a Pride Foundation Scholarship connects students to a growing community of support, providing important affirmation, encouragement, and resources to realize their dreams.

Pride Foundation has more than 60 scholarship funds—but students only need to complete one application. The Scholarship Program supports students who:

  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ+ community or within their field of study
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ+ community support system
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
    • currently live within that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline;
      OR
    • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline.
  • Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors.

For more information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.