Scholarships for LGBTQIA+ Students | Due April 2022

Scholarships for LGBTQIA+ Students | Due April 2022

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. 

Scholarships for Undocumented Students | Due Oct 2021

Scholarships for Undocumented Students | Due Oct 2021

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

Golden Door Scholars

Date: October 25, 2021

Award: $30,000

Golden Door awards large scholarships to high performing students with DACA, TPS, or undocumented students who meet the newly expanded eligibility criteria. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Each of our scholars receives a mentor, as well as internship search support and assistance in finding employment after graduation. We are more than just a scholarship organization; we are a community. During college, a 3.0 GPA is required.

Employment BOOST College Scholarships

Date: year round

Award: $1,000

One scholarship is open to students studying any major and is also eligible for students who are currently undecided about their course of study. The second scholarship is available to students who will major or are majoring in business or STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math).

These two scholarships are offered each year to eligible students. Each winner is only eligible to receive financial aid from Employment BOOST once, ensuring there is plenty of opportunity for students who have never received the award and for those who have previously applied but were not selected.

Paramount Builders, Inc Scholarship

Date: October 1, 2021

Award: $1,000

At Paramount Builders, Inc. we truly care about the youth and their education, and that’s why we are deeply committed to our annual college scholarship contest. Each year, we award a $1,000 college scholarship to one U.S. undergraduate in business, business management, advertising, sales, marketing, or related fields. Will you be our next award recipient?

  • Full-time, U.S. undergraduate seeking a degree in marketing, business management, sales or related field.
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and provide a copy of their school transcript.
  • Submit an original 900 – 1,600 word essay entitled “Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship.” The paper must be signed with the student’s full name and .edu email address.
  • Agree to permit Paramount Builders, Inc. to publish your essay (whether a winner or not) in our Blog post. Credit will be given to the writer, unless requested otherwise.


Date: October 1, 2021

Award: $1,000

RentLingo was started while the founders were students and that college spirit is in our DNA and drives us to want to give back. To help defer the cost of college, we’re offering a $1,000 scholarship twice per year, every year. Write an essay about what’s your dream job (750 words or less). The top overall winner will receive the $1,000 scholarship and the top three submissions will have the option to get career advice / coaching from RentLingo’s founders, Dan Laufer and Byron Singh.


Date: October 15, 2021

Award: $2,500

We are offering 2 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,500 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.

Only students currently enrolled full-time in an American college, Canadian colleges, Automotive Engineering programs, Trade schools, technical institute, or high school seniors planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution are eligible to be awarded a scholarship through this program. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment. This is a permanent program that is offered every year and is open for submissions each spring and fall semester!

Scholarships for AAPI Students | Due Nov – May 2022

Scholarships for AAPI Students | Due Nov – May 2022

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

Asian American Architects/Engineers Association (AAa/e) Scholarship

Award: up to $5,000

Deadline: 03/29/2022

Each year, the Asian-American Architects and Engineers Foundation offers scholarships to full-time students pursuing a career in the AEC Industry (architecture, engineering, construction, etc.), who have demonstrated a measurable level of involvement/ service to the Asian-Pacific Islander community, and are a student member of AAa/e.

AANAPISI Scholarship

Award: $2,500 – $5,000 per recipient 

Deadline: November 6, 2021

The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIA Scholars AANAPISI partner campuses listed

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students

Award: $3,000 – $5,000 per recipient 

Deadline: March 1st, 2022

The AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students is part of the AICPA Legacy Scholars program. Students interested in being considered for more than one AICPA Legacy Scholarship need to complete only one application — applicants will be evaluated for all awards for which they are eligible in the program. All applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered. This award provides financial assistance to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Scholarship payments are sent directly to the student’s financial aid office to be used towards payment of tuition and expenses directly related to obtaining a degree. 

LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 31st, 2022

To provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in fashion and/or graphic design.

APIA Scholarship Program

Opens: September 8, 2021

Closes: January 26, 2022

Award: varies from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards

APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
Scholarships for High School Students Until December 2021

Scholarships for High School Students Until December 2021

It is never too early to start applying for scholarships! Here are five scholarships due this winter for high school students. 

Niche Scholarship- $1,000 due September 30th 

Academic Level: Parents and students currently enrolled in a K-12 school or graduated within the last 4 years

Region: National 

Field of Study: Any

EligibilityReview your school by completing our $1,000 School Survey Sweepstakes and be entered for a chance to win $1,000. 

UNIGO- Why Does Education Matter- $5,000 due November 30th

Academic Level: Ages 14 and older 

Region: National 

Field of Study: Any 


  • US Resident 
  • Must reside in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia 
  • Submit an online written response to the question:”What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?” (250 words or less)

California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)- $2,500 due December 31st

Region: Orange County, CA

Field of Study: Any  


  • serves US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Dream Act/ AB 540 students who live in Orange County, California only
  • OC high school and community college transfers who qualify for need based financial aid and who enroll at a 4-year college or university

UNIGO $10k Scholarship- $10,000 due December 31st 

Academic Level: Ages 14 and older 

Region: National 

Field of Study: Any 


  • US Resident 
  • Must reside in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia 

The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship- $2,000 due December 31st

Academic Level: High School Senior

Region: National 

Field of Study: Any

EligibilityJust sign up on website! 

Scholarships for Black Students | Due Sept – Nov

Scholarships for Black Students | Due Sept – Nov

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

AACP Express Scripts Scholarship

Due: 09/20/21

The Express Scripts Scholars Program provides scholarships to enrolled dual degree students. Additional consideration will be given to low socio-economic status students as well as students who are underrepresented minorities. Students must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. AACP will announce the scholarship recipients in Academic Pharmacy Now, in other appropriate publications, and in a News Release for trade journals and newsletters in October. 

SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program 

Due: 10/29/2021

Amount: $6,000

The SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program supports and mentors students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering. Applicants must be current undergraduate (at least a junior level standing) or graduate students in an accredited architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture or engineering program in the United States. Applicants must also: have a 3.0 GPA; and, be Black/African American, Hispanic, Alaskan Native or American Indian, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. 

The Legacy Lab Foundation Scholarship

Due: 11/01/2021

Amount: $10,000

Powered by The Giving Back Fund, The Legacy Lab Foundation Scholarship is inviting applications from Black or African-American undergraduate or graduate-level students attending colleges, universities or similar accredited institutions (such as technical schools) in the United States. We are searching for a future leader studying with the intent to revolutionize an industry, change social norms, and/or build a long-lasting brand solution in culture. We will champion one of tomorrow’s leaders working toward making progress today

$10,015 Social Change Fund United Scholarship

Due: 11/01/2021

Amount: $10,015

Social Change Fund United was created in 2020 by philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade to support critical and timely issues impacting the Black community. Now, they have created The Social Change Fund United Scholarship to help students of color achieve their dreams of becoming mental health professionals with $5,000 each toward their education. Black students who are currently studying or plan to study mental health care, such as psychology, social work or similar, are eligible to apply. To apply, please share your utopian vision for optimal mental health in the Black community; and how mental health care and advocacy can help achieve social justice for communities of color.

Markforged Distinguished Black Engineers Grant

Due: November 19, 2021

Award: $1,500

Markforged will award this grant to a Black American engineer at a leading technical university. The grant will be awarded to a Black American student studying any engineering field at a top-tier technical undergraduate or graduate university program in the US. Additionally, applicants to this grant will be considered for current and future internships and job opportunities at Markforged as part of an innovative, industry-leading team that is transforming manufacturing. While applicants from any engineering field are welcome, candidates who have demonstrated excellence in cloud computing, material science, industrial design, 3D printing, manufacturing, etc. will be given preference. Preference will also be given to candidates for whom winning the grant would have a strong impact.