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American Psychological Foundation
Roy Scrivner Research Grants
Deadline: November 1
Students completing empirical and applied research focused on LGBT family psychology and/or therapy may apply for this $15,000 scholarship, provided they are currently completing advanced graduate coursework. They must also be endorsed by their supervising professor and have a demonstrated commitment to working within LGBT family issues.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation
Grants for Gay-Positive Arts Projects Based on, or Inspired by, History
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 03/28/18)

Arcus Foundation (Michigan)
Arcus Foundation grantees work in 27 countries around the world, and affect millions of lives. In 2013, 44 grants totaling more than $10 million were awarded to organizations working to protect the great apes, and 168 grants totaling more than $17 million were awarded to organizations working to advance social justice for LGBT people around the world.
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 03/28/18)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Social Justice
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 03/28/18)

Campus Pride/Point Foundation Sponsored National LGBT Scholarship Database
Free online dynamic database provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of LGBT scholarship and funding resources in the nation. Individuals can find how to apply and search scholarships available at certain campuses, state by state, regionally or nationally. New scholarships may be listed by a campus or any funding organization by simply logging into the database. There are no charges to view scholarships or to list scholarships.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Colin Higgins Foundation
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 transgender peoples.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

FinAid : Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students
A compilation of funding sources by FinAid.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Gamma Mu Foundation
Gamma Mu Scholarships
Deadline : March 31
Gay men under the age of 35 may apply for Gamma Mu's $1,000 -- $2,500 scholarship, including those in both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Preference will be giving to students who come from or plan to attend college in a rural area; who have overcome discrimination; who demonstrate leadership qualities; and who have a history of strong academic performance.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Michigan State University
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center
Pride Scholarship
The Pride Scholarship has a value of approximately $20,000 for tuition assistance and was founded in 2000 by Bill Beachler, an MSU Alumnus. Candidates should demonstrate academic achievement and involvement with, or contributions to, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Preference is given to an incoming, first year (or transfer) student, although all undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Michigan State University
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center
Stephen P. Pougnet and Christopher J. Green Endowed Scholarship
The Stephen P. Pougnet and Christopher J. Green Endowed Scholarship, with a value between $3,000 and $6,000, is awarded to a currently enrolled MSU student of junior or senior standing. Preference is given to students enrolled in The Eli Broad College of Business. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence and involvement with or contributions to LGBT communities.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Minnesota Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trangender Education Fund Scholarship Links
Another compilation of funding sources.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
National Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 30
PFLAG National Scholarships ($1000 -- $5,000) 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 03/28/18)

Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship Fund
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 03/28/18)

Pride Foundation Scholarships
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 03/28/18)

Queer Foundation Scholarship Fund
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 03/28/18)

Wayne State University
Michael LaGatella Scholarship

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 03/28/18)


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

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 03/28/18)

MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 03/28/18)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
(Last checked 03/28/18)

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 03/28/18)


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 Funding Information Network Partner 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, 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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