LGBTQ Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Center


Wake Forest Scholarships

Camp Pride Scholarship (Summer Leadership Camp)
Every year, the LGBTQ Center will offer a scholarship to send a Wake Forest student to Campus Pride’s annual summer leadership camp, Camp Pride. Camp Pride is an opportunity for LGBTQ and ally students to develop their leadership skills as well as to connect and share resources with peer student leaders from other colleges and universities across the country. Past attendees describe it as a life-changing experience! For more information on Camp Pride, visit their website. The scholarship is open to all students, but rising sophomores and juniors are particularly encouraged to apply. Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Dr. Angela Mazaris at with questions. The application process for Camp Pride 2016 will take place during spring 2016. 

To read about Lilas’s 2012 Pride Camp experience, click here.

National Scholarships

American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship
Funds scholarships for students who are atheists, awarded primarily based on activism.
P.O. Box 5733
Attn: Scholarship
Parsippany, NJ 7054

APIQWTC Scholarship
Funds two $400 scholarships for Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or higher education.
Amy Sueyoshi
1879 41st Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122

Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund
Funds scholarships for third or fourth year law student with demonstrated intent to practice law and promote the rights of the GLBT community.
Equity Foundation
P.O. Box 5696
Portland, OR 97228-5696

COLAGE Lee Dubin Memorial Fund
Funds four $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary students who have one or more LGBTQ parent(s)/guardian(s) and have demonstrated ability and commitment to effecting change in the LGBTQ community and the community at large.
COLAGE Scholarship Committee
1550 Bryant Street, Suite 830
San Francisco, CA 94103

Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards
Colin Higgins Foundation awards grants to youth activists ages 13 to 21 that have shown courage in fighting for LGBT human rights in their communities. To be considered for a grant, one must be nominated.
c/o Tides Foundation NY Office
55 Exchange Place, Suite 402
New York, NY 10005

Committee on LGBT History
The $200 Joan Nestle Prize is awarded every other year for the best undergraduate paper on LGBTQ history. The Gregory Sprague Prize is awarded every other year to a graduate student.
Harvard University
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Funds needs-based scholarships for students actively working toward peace and justice at an accredited institution.
P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307

Dr Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications
Awards $5,000 annually for up to two candidates pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have demonstrated a commitment to community service or used the visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health messages on behalf of a disadvantaged population.
Adams Scholarship Fund
1724 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)
Funds scholarships for GLB students involved in the community.
P.O. Box 48320
Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320

Gammu Mu Foundation Scholarships
Funds scholarship for gay men who are either living in or have come from a rural area and plan to attend a post-secondary institution or a vocational program.

HRC Foundation Generation Equality Scholarships
Funds three non-renewable $2,000 scholarships for LGBT and allied students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fight for queer equality.

Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship
This scholarship awards $1000 to a well-qualified LGBT candidate interested in pursuing a career in patent law. Applicants must be a second-year law student (or third year part time) and be eligible to take the patent bar exam.

KarMel Scholarship
Awards scholarships for written or artistic work on a GLBT topic.
P.O. Box 70382
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition
Funds scholarships for undergrad or grad student who writes a scholarly anthropological paper/study on a LGBT topic.
Ann Kakaliouras
Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608

LBGT Physician Assistant Student Leadership Award
Two $1000 grants to support the development of future LGBT Physician Assistant (PA) leaders. These grants are awarded to openly LGBT PA students who are committed to LGBT healthcare equality.
LBGT PA Caucus
c/o AAPA Constituent Organization Development
Alexandria, VA 22314

LEAGUE Foundation Matthew Shepard Scholarship
Funds scholarship for a student who demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and understanding in the community.
LEAGUE Foundation
One AT&T Way, Room 4B214J
Bedminster, NJ 07921-2694

LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships
Funds scholarships for LGBT high school seniors planning to attend an institution of higher education.
LEAGUE Foundation
One AT&T Way, Room 4B214J
Bedminster, NJ 07921-2694

Lee Dubin Scholarship Fund
Funds scholarships for the child of at least one LGBT parent who demonstrates an ability and commitment to affecting change in the LGBT community.
COLAGE Scholarship Committee
3543 18th St, #1
San Francisco, CA 94110

LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship
A $2,500 scholarship for a disadvantaged student who plans to intern in a foreign affairs-related field.

LGBT HEART Scholarship
Funds scholarship for LGBT-identified students in the graduate-level health professions.
51 N. 3rd St., Ste. 331
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Limp Wrist Scholarship/Poetry Contest
Funds scholarship for a LGBT high school Junior or Senior who submits a short poem.

Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship
Funds scholarships for graduating seniors who identify as LGBT and are pursuing higher education.
P.O. Box 312
New York, NY 10113

Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award
Funds scholarships to support graduate student research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Am. Psychological Assoc. Division 44
695 Charles Young Dr. S #5524
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7088

Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship
Funds scholarships for GLBT students pursuing a degree and/or career in journalism.
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1504
New York, NY 10038

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition
Writing competition open to all students attending an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must submit a paper on a cutting edge legal issue affecting the LGBTI community.

mtvU/Point Foundation
Funds scholarship for LGBT student who has demonstrated leadership, scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, involvement in the LGBT community and financial or emotional need.

NGPA Education Fund Scholarships
Funds scholarships for members of the gay and lesbian community who are pursuing careers as professional pilots.
PO Box 7271
Dallas, TX 75209-0271

NLGJA Kay Longcope Scholarship Award
Funds scholarship for an LGBT person of color planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must attend or plan on attending a U.S. community college or four-year university.
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
1420 K St NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005

NLGJA Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award
Funds $5000 scholarship for an LGBT student planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicant must attend or plan to attend a U.S. community college or four-year university.
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
1420 K St NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005

NLGLA Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition
Awards scholarships to law students writing about cutting edge legal issues affecting the LGBT and/or intersex community.
601 13 St, N.W., #1170 South
Washington, DC 20005-3823

NWSA Graduate Scholarships in Lesbian Studies
Funds scholarships for graduate lesbian studies.
National Women’s Studies Association Lesbian Caucus
7100 Baltimore Ave., Ste 502
College Park, MD 20740

Out to Protect Scholarship
Awards a $500 Law Enforcement Scholarship to LGBT individuals or straight allies pursuing a career in law enforcement as a means of supporting “out” individuals serving as positive role models in law enforcement.

PFLAG National Scholarships Program
Funds scholarships for LGBT and Allied graduating high school seniors entering higher education who have demonstrated an interest in service to the LGBT community.
Suzanne Greenfield, Safe Schools Coordinator
1726 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Pride Law Fund Fellowships
Funds scholarships nationwide for law students working under the supervision of an attorney at a 501c(3) tax exempt non-profit organization anywhere in the country.
P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 94126-2602

Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program
To promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth, the Queer Foundation offers $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who win the essay contest and plan to attend a college or university and study queer theory or related fields.
Queer Foundation
3213 W. Wheeler St., #145
Seattle, WA 98199

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants
The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of LGBT family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Strong preference given to dissertation candidates.

The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund
Funds young women whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity by providing grants covering vocational/technical training, licensing fees, college application fees and the like.
Bee’s Fund
119 West 24 Street
New York, New York 10011

The Gene and John Athletic Scholarship
Offers scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000 with a reliable pool of resources (both monetary and community-based)to gay and lesbian athletes looking to continue their education while pursuing athletics in order to help them reach their potential and realize their dreams.
Gene and John Athletic Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011

The Harry Bartel Memorial Scholarship Fund
Funds gay male students who are 23 years or younger with a record of community service

The Point Foundation
Funds scholarships for undergrad, grad and post-grad students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tidal Wave Scholarship Fund
These $1000 scholarships will be awarded to GLBT students, as well as to students of GLBT parents, who can demonstrate financial need, as well as a background of positive contribution to their local GLBT community.
3467 Foxcroft Circle
Oviedo, FL 32765

Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship
Funds scholarships for public interest law projects for law students eligible to graduate in the spring or lawyers who are within 3 years of graduating from law school.
Pride Law Fund
P.O. Box 2602
San Francisco, CA 94126-2602

Transgender Scholarship and Legacy Funds
Funds scholarships for post-secondary students committed to affecting change in the transgender community though studies in the helping and caring professions.
TSELF Awards Committee
P.O. Box 540229
Waltham, MA 02454-0229

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
Awards three $3,000 scholarships to lesbian-identified students in two categories: 1) Graduating high school seniors who plan on attending a recognized college or university; and, 2) Already matriculated college students in any year of study, including graduate school.
Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship, Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011-1995

Wayne F. Placek Grants
Funds various grants nationwide for graduate, pre- and post-doctoral scientific research on issues of concern for lesbians, gay men & bisexuals.
American Psychological Foundation
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242