Check out these 5 scholarships to apply to! Deadlines are coming up soon, be sure to read the guidelines clearly. You got this!

Better Brother LA

Awards: $500.0 to $5,000.00

Opens: November 2021

Better Brothers LA assists Black LGBTQ+ youth with the cost of college and all its expenses. The scholarships support youth who have been admitted to or are attending an accredited degree, licensing, or vocational program. Scholarship funds are awarded to assist with tuition, purchasing textbooks, and other  academic related costs. Scholarships range from $500.00 to $5,000.00, and are presented to recipients at the annual Truth Awards Ceremony.


Award: $1,000

Opens: September 1, 2021

Closes: February 28, 2022

For undergraduate and graduate studies (High School Seniors and College students who are accepted/enrolled in accredited colleges/universities). Armenian descent (1st /2nd /3rd generation Armenians) If parents or grandparents are Armenian, names will have to be provided. Active involvement in an organization that benefits the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) community. Must attend school in California

Markowski-Leach Scholarships

Award: varies depending on funding

Opens: January 2022

The Markowski-Leach Scholarship fund was established as a result of the vision of Tom Markowski and Jim Leach. Tom and Jim were a gay couple living in San Francisco. As the AIDS crisis spread in the early 1980s, they talked about what they would like their legacy to be. They “wanted to make a difference” and felt that, at that time, there was a dearth of positive role models for gays and lesbians. This became the defining theme of the scholarships: to assist in the education of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people who would then have an impact on other LGBTQ people through their works.

eQuality Scholarships

Award: $6,000

Deadline: January 31, 2022

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. Awards are available to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, and medical students, with their own criteria. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Award: varies

To be eligible for the LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior enrolled in a college or trade school in the US or Canada; be a US citizen; have a 3.0 GPA; and, identify as LGBTQ.