Scholarships

PFLAG

Deadline June

PFLAG Salt Lake City is excited to present $1000 scholarships to five (5) matriculated college students and/or high school graduates entering college for the academic year.

Award will be announced in August. 

Who Qualifies?

  • You must be a Utah resident.
  • You must identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender or Ally.
  • You must be attending or accepted to an accredited Utah college or university.

What are the Requirements?

  • Submit completed scholarship application form.
  • Include two letters of recommendation – one from an academic source.
  • Include a two-page essay, double spaced in 12 pt. using Arial font, in which you specifically describe a personal experience with the LGBT community and address how your experience embraces the PFLAG vision and mission.

What is PFLAG?

PFLAG is a non- profit organization which strives to promote its vision and follow its mission as PFLAG works within the community of Salt Lake City and throughout the state of Utah. Our Vision - PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Our Mission - By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ, education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ, and advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.

Application Information

Email PFLAG at the address listed below to obtain the scholarship application and deadlines. Submit the application and essay in time. 

Email to slcpflag@gmail.com with attn: scholarship committee in subject line

Mail to PFLAG SLC; Attn: Scholarship Committee; 2891 E. Lancaster Drive; SLC, Utah 84108.

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PFLAG-National Scholarship

Deadline April 30, 2015

The national PFLAG organization offers multiple scholarships up to $5,000 each to US and non-US citizens. 

Award will be announced in August. 

Who Qualifies?

  • You must be a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time in 2015. (If you took a year off in 2014-2015, you are still eligible to apply.)
  • You must self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or as a straight and/or cisgender ally. 
  • You must have proven or demonstrated interest in service to the LGBTQ community.
  • Apply to an higher-education institution.

What are the Requirements?

  • You must fill out the application and submit all other required materials by April 30, 2015. 

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Snell & Wilmer Diversity LSAT Scholarship

Deadline July 1, 2015 (Fellows will be notified July 31, 2015)

Through the Snell & Wilmer Diversity Prelaw Program, the firm offers a fellowship program to prepare students for the LSAT. The Snell & Wilmer Diversity LSAT Scholarship includes an LSAT prep course, a stipend that covers the current cost of taking the LSAT and up to $300 of reimbursement for books and/or study aids per semester. 

More information about the Snell & Wilmer Diversity LSAT Scholarship.

Snell & Wilmer will provide a scholarship for LSAT registration fees and a fully paid commercial LSAT preparation course of the Fellow's choosing. 

Scholarship Deadlines

July 1, 2015
Please direct inquiries to Kara Blakey | kblakey@swlaw.com Click here for a 
Application (PDF)

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University of Utah
College of Humanities Community Scholarships for Diversity

Deadline March 16, 2015

The College of Humanities with the support from members of the community is committed to creating scholarships to support first-generation college students. The many scholarship opportunities are intended to help students succeed in obtaining their undergraduate degrees and prepare for their future pursuits. Within the Humanities, we are educating tomorrow's graduates to communicate clearly, think critically and ethically. Thus, with these scholarships, we strive to recruit diverse students and make every attempt to support their academic and personal success while studying at the University. Contact Natalie Montoya at 801-581-6217 for more information.

This award covers the cost of resident tuition, fees, and books, up to $2500. 

What are the Requirements?

  • You must submit the application, a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation by March 16, 2015 to the College of Humanities Office in LNCO 2100. 

College of Humanities Scholarships List

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Equality Leadership Fund

The purpose of the Equality Leadership Fund is to further the education or training of a student who has demonstrated leadership in the LGBTQ rights movement.

To qualify for this fund you must be a resident of the State of Utah, be graduating from or have graduated from a Utah High School with a GPA of 2.0 and above, be admitted or attending a two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the state of Utah, show leadership to the cause of rights and recognition for LGBTQ people, and demonstrate financial need. The Selection Committee will review your application and, if approved, a grant of some amount will be directly sent to the institution you will be attending.

You can find more information about this scholarship and other Community Foundation scholarships here

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Point Foundation

Deadline December, 2015

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. 

By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance and respect within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. We honor our scholars - their leadership, their acumen, their early involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer causes, and their pledge to make the world a fairer and better place for all.

Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. The scholarship amounts funded by Point each year depends on other financial support that Point Scholars receive from individuals, other foundations or grants, as well as the financial health of Point.

What are the Requirements?

  • The application process is multi-tiered. The first step is to complete the online application for Part I of the scholarship.
  • Point then alerts you whether or not you have moved on to the next level, which is an additional application for Part II.
  • If you are selected as a semifinalist, you must submit other documents, including two to three letters of recommendation, within a short period of time. They recommend that you obtain these documents ahead of time. 
  • From this point, you may be selected for a phone interview. 
  • After the phone interview, they may select you as a finalist, in which case you must submit a copy of your Student Aid report and a professional photograph. In addition, they will fly you to California for an in-person interview and finalist reception. 

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The Jeff Iorilla And Roel Hinojosa Scholarship For Liberal Arts

* Be a graduating high school senior entering higher education for the first time in fall. * Self identify as either a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender person, or as a supporter of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people * Demonstrate an interest in service to the GLBT community * Have applied to an accredited higher education institution in pursuit of either an associates degree leading to transfer credits towards a bachelors degree, or a bachelors degree program at a four-year college

Other Criteria

Information for the following academic year will be available in December

Amount

$1,000 

Deadline

February 14 

You must be studying one of the following:

Political Science/Social Science, Public / Community Service, Psychology, Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, Musical Theater, Music, Library Science, Humanities, Languages/Linguistics, Journalism/Broadcasting, International Relations, History, Higher Education, Film/Motion Picture, Ethnic Studies, English Literature, Education/Counseling, Creative Writing, Asian and Asian American Studies, Arts, Visual & Performing and Anthropology

Host Institution

PFLAG National

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Online Master's Program Financial Aid Portal

Consists of a four-part guide to paying for graduate school that covers the importance of accreditation for obtaining financial aid, convincing employers to pay for grad school, and notable federal and private financial aid programs. Additionally, they provide a searchable directory of nearly 3,000 graduate-level scholarships (http://www.onlinemastersprograms.org/financial-aid/scholarships/) that can be narrowed by area of study or renewability.

The portal is useful for those considering graduate level studies, as well as enrolled grad students who are looking for additional ways to alleviate their educational costs.

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Scholarship Database

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