* indicates a Work Experience Fellowship/Professional Internship
An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, Inc. –Lesbian Leadership Scholarships and Legacy Grants
This scholarship provides support for individual projects and undergraduate/graduate school. All academic applicants must: plan to become a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate a commitment or contribution to the lesbian community; demonstrate financial need; and follow Legacy's Lesbian Leadership Scholarship guidelines. Consideration will include: academic performance/honors, personal/financial hardship and, especially, service to the LGBT community. The scholarship funds are paid directly to the educational facility for tuition and not to the individual for other expenses. More information on grant funding for projects is available at the website.
Deadline: Early May
The Point Foundation National LGBT Scholarship Fund
Grants 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. The foundation offers these awards as an investment in a better world for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In the previous year, $125,000 in scholarships were awarded to eight scholars--six of whom are continuing their educations, and two of whom have graduated with highest honors.
Deadline: Unknown, applications will be available January 2005
* The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – the Vaid Fellowship
The Vaid Fellowship supports and recognizes the leadership of people of color and other emerging leaders in the progressive movement for LGBT equality. Vaid Fellows are given a great deal of responsibility. One Vaid Fellow will be selected for Winter 2004, to join two current Fellows. The three Vaid Fellows selected for Summer 2004 will focus on legal and policy research and social science and legal research fields.
* The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
Offers numerous fellowships ranging from undergraduate paper awards to professional-level research fellowships. Address: The Graduate Center/CUNY; 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7115; New York, NY 10016. For further information, contact Lavelle Porter at (212) 817-1955.
Deadline: Varies by award