The Pride Foundation offers more than 50 different scholarships though there is only one application to complete. Scholarships are available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally (straight and supportive of LGBT issues) students as well as students from LGBT families. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington (but may study anywhere) or be attending school in one of those five states. We particularly encourage applications from LGBT students of color and trans students. Students must be high school seniors, currently enrolled in college, university, trade, vocational or certificate programs or planning to enroll in the next school year. High school freshman, sophomores or juniors are not eligible. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to social justice. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
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In 1993, Brian M. Day, an activist and community leader, established the first scholarship fund at Pride Foundation. Brian understood first-hand the barriers and challenges that black gay men faced while pursuing a post-secondary degree—prompting him to focus his scholarship funds on supporting gay men of color that have significant financial need and demonstrate leadership through community engagement.
More than 20 years later, Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is still guided by Brian M. Day’s legacy, with an emphasis on providing essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ students across the Northwest—particularly those who are vulnerable and continue to be marginalized.
Pride Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to supporting LGBTQ and allied students that:
Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/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. For example: LGBTQ students of color, transgender students, LGBTQ immigrant students, LGBTQ youth aging out of foster care, and students who have experienced homelessness, poverty, or isolation due to geography;
Demonstrate significant financial need
Download our 8½” x 11” color flyers (below) to share and promote the scholarship application. Designed for easy printing.
Flyer for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, & Oregon
Flyer for Washington State.
View a list of the 2017 Pride Foundation Scholars.
If you need more information regarding this process, contact your area’s Regional Philanthropy Officer. For general scholarship assistance or questions, please email our Scholarship Team or call 1.800.735.7287.