GLBTQ Scholarship Information

Point Foundation

A Point Scholarship covers tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and living expenses, and is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar. The average scholarship award per scholar is $13,600. The average total program expense that includes scholarship funding, mentoring and leadership training is $34,000 per year per scholar.

PFLAG National Scholarship Program

Zami: Audre Lorde Scholarship Fund

The  Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards are designed to recognize out* lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender students of color who are making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those students enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.

Arch and Bruce Brown Writing Foundation Writing Competition

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation awards yearly grants to playwrights who submit full-length plays, screenplays, musicals or operas.  All works submitted must present the gay and lesbian lifestyle in a positive manner and be based on, or inspired by, a historic person, culture, event, or work of art.  Writing contests close on November 30th of each year.  Grants are $1,000 and are not limited to a single winner.

Davis Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.

Karmel Scholarship

A scholarship that rewards those who produce a variety of GLBTQ-themed art (poetry, short stories, dance, etc.)

rbpa Scholarship

The Rainbow Business & Professional Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established in 1997. It was originally funded by a donation from Carolyn Jalbert in memory of her partner, Donna Tennant, one of the founding members of rbpa. Today we fund the annual scholarships from generous donations made by rbpa members, from sponsorships from contributors in the community throughout the year and through the funds raised by our annual rbpa Auction each December.

Colin Higgins Foundation

The Foundation established the Youth Courage Awards in 2000 to further the spirit and lifework of Colin Higgins. All of Colin Higgins’s films celebrate honesty and integrity in the face of adversity: Harold and Maude find love despite the objections of family and society, the heroes of Nine to Five find fulfillment and save the company by learning to appreciate their individual talents and differences, and the despised madam of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas transforms the lives of many through her kindness. Individuals chosen to receive the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards have endured overwhelming hostility and hate, yet have handled themselves with the utmost grace.

Joel Abromson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Each year the EqualityMaine Foundation awards scholarships of $1,000 to college-bound high school seniors as part of our education and leadership development efforts. Since 1992 we have given more than $29,000 in scholarships to the next generation of Maine leaders.

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