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Pride Month is a time to recognize and lift up the LGBTQ community. And one of the best ways to support a community is by helping to fund its members’ education to have an equal chance at succeeding in their careers.
We’ll walk you through some of the top college scholarships for the LGBTQ community.
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4 Best Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
Scholarships are a type of financial aid that don’t need to be paid back, which means they can make a substantial difference in your ability to afford school. Consider starting your search with these scholarships available to LGBTQ students.
1. WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded to a student who is part of the LGBTQ+ community and wants to build awareness for that community.
There’s no essay required, and the deadline is July 1, 2021. You must be a U.S. citizen or resident to apply. You can apply online.
2. Unicorn Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is given to a current undergraduate college student. The deadline is July 31, 2021. Applicants must write an essay between 100 and 500 words on self-love and how they’ll work to build LGBTQ+ awareness and positivity. Apply online through scholarship website bold.org.