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Web Sites

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation
Grants for Gay-Positive Arts Projects Based on, or Inspired by, History
http://www.aabbfoundation.org/
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. The 2013 playwriting competition is open for submissions from March 1st through June 30th. For more information on this and other grant opportunities, please visit the website.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Arcus Foundation (Michigan)
http://www.arcusfoundation.org/pages_2/home.cfm
Sponsors the The Arcus Gay and Lesbian Fund, to improve the quality of life in Kalamazoo County and Southwest Michigan by funding projects and organizations which promote social justice, youth, arts and culture, and the environment; and to celebrate the Gay Community in Kalamazoo County and Southwest Michigan, making its presence better known and appreciated, and ultimately to nurture an attitude of acceptance and appreciation of all forms of diversity in our community.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Social Justice
http://www.astraeafoundation.org/
Astraea is a dynamic global foundation providing critically needed financial support to lesbian-led, trans, LGBTI and progressive organizations working for the human rights of women and LGBTI people.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Colin Higgins Foundation
http://www.colinhiggins.org/main.cfm
The Foundation is particularly interested in assisting organizations that have a significant impact in areas such as AIDS education and advocacy, and the empowerment of gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered peoples.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

FinAid : Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students
http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/gay.phtml
A compilation of funding sources by FinAid.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

First Friday Breakfast Club Scholarship
http://www.ffbciowa.org/scholarship.htm
For lesbian and gay Iowa high school students.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Forum Foundation Scholarships
http://www.theforumfoundation.org/
Intended to promote positive gay identity, to encourage continued academic and career progress and to assist financing higher education and educational experiences. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on scholastic achievement or promise, financial need and leadership abilities. Preference given to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students. Scholarship applications will be available in April at school counseling or financial aid offices. For more information, call (586) 573-9932 or send an e-mail to forumfoundation@aol.com.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Gill Foundation (Colorado)
http://www.gillfoundation.org/funding/
Provides funding for organizations serving bixexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals as well as fundraising advice.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Malyon-Smith Scholarship
http://www.apadivision44.org/honors/malyon-smith.php
An annual fund awarding up to $1000 to selected graduate students in psychology to advance research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a Department of Psychology at the graduate level. Applications from students in allied disciplines, such as social work and sociology, cannot be considered at this time. For answers to questions about applications and to submit a completed application: Dawn M. Szymanski, Ph.D.; Division of Counseling, 469 Marillac University of Missouri-St. Louis; 8001 Natural Bridge Rd.; St. Louis, MO 63121-4499; Phone: 314-516-6086; Email: dawnszymanski@msn.com.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Michigan State University
Gay-Lesbian-Bi-Transgendered Faculty & Staff Association
Pride Scholarships
http://www.msu.edu/user/glfsa/
To recognize young people attending Michigan State University who contribute to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community. At least one $2500 scholarship will be awarded each year. Application deadline: May 1. For more information, contact the Gay-Lesbian-Bi-Transgendered Faculty & Staff Association at glfsa@msu.edu
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Minnesota Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trangender Education Fund Scholarship Links
http://scc.net/~t-bonham/EDLINKS.HTM
Another compilation of funding sources.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Interns and Fellows
http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows
The Task Force has graduate and undergraduate internships available each school session for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines. Internships are generally located in the Washington, D.C., office but a limited number of positions may be available at staff locations in Cambridge, Mass., New York, N.Y., and Los Angeles, Calf., depending on availability and applicant qualifications.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
National Scholarship Program
http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=370
Deadline: Feb. 14
PFLAG National Scholarships are available for high school gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) seniors, and students who are allies and supporters of the GLBT community and entering college. Currently offering three $5,000 scholarships, three $2,500 scholarships, and up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The Detroit Chapter of PFLAG is also offering three $500 scholarships to college students who are connected directly with GLBT issues.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship Fund
http://www.thepointfoundation.org/
http://www.pointfoundation.org/scholarships.html
Founded in 2001, the Point Foundation is the first nationwide LGBT scholarship foundation granting scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students of distinction. The mission of The Point Foundation is to provide financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Pride Foundation Scholarships
www.pridefoundation.org
Deadline : January 14
The Pride Foundation administers over twenty-five distinct scholarship funds. To be eligible, you must be a resident of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska). In addition to general scholarships for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied students, there are a number of specific scholarships targeting various demographics and areas of study. The scholarships range from $500 to $10,000. For more information, contact Randy Brians at The Pride Foundation, 1-800-735-7287 or via e-mail at randy@pridefoundation.org or visit their web site.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund
http://queerfoundation.org/html/scholarship_fund.html
Dedicated to improve the lives of queer youth; raising funds to provide financial and administrative support by offering $1000 scholarships to talented and gifted writers. The scholarships are open to anyone anywhere who hasn't yet graduated from high school and expects to attend college or university in the U.S.. Winners of the annual essay contest promote queer studies to improve the lives of queer youth.. Collected, the essays form queer-the-curriculum materials for use in high schools to benefit all LGBTQ students. Contact person: Executive Director Joseph Dial, Ph.D.; Address: 3213 W Wheeler St., #145; Seattle, WA 98199; Phone: 206-999-8740; Email: queerfoundation@queerfoundation.org.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Queer Youth Fund
http://www.libertyhill.org/Page.aspx?pid=298
The Queer Youth Fund makes multi-year grants to grassroots, local, state or national nonprofit organizations located anywhere in the United States working to improve the quality of life among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQQ) youth. Youth are defined as 24 years old and younger. The Queer Youth Fund awards grants to innovative and effective leadership development programs or organizing projects that empower GLBTQQ youth to improve societal conditions affecting GLBTQQ youth and that make a long-term difference to their movement.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Queertheory.com List of Financial Aid Resources
http://www.queertheory.com/academics/grants/financial_aid_a.htm
Investigate this web site for additional possibilities.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Wayne State University
Michael LaGatella Scholarship
http://www.campuscareercenter.com/scholarships/
scholarship_detail.asp?scholarship_id=1968&browse=M

Given to promote a positive gay/lesbian identity, to encourage continued academic progress and to assist in financing higher education for gay/lesbian or other supportive individuals attending WSU. Financial need and GPA are considered. An interview with the Scholarship Committee may be required. Scholarship amount is $1000.
(Last checked 7/16/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 7/16/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 7/16/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 7/16/13)


Books

The Main Library Reference Funding Center maintains a constantly expanding library of scholarship books and funding directories, most of which are unavailable elsewhere on campus. Funding seekers should remember that no single resource covers every possible funding opportunity, so explore books as well as databases and web sites, so you can discover as many funding opportunities as possible.

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Funders of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Programs : A Directory for Grantseekers. Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues. New York, N.Y. : 1993. 45pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HQ76.8 .U5 F85 1993
Provides information on potential funders for organizations and projects working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities.
Note: more recent directory available electronically under web section.

Funders of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Programs : A Directory for Grantseekers. Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues. New York, N.Y. : 1999. 4th edition, 117pp. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center HQ76.8.U5 F85 1999
Provides information on potential funders for organizations and projects working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities.
Note: more recent directory available electronically under web section.

 

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