Every year, The Welcoming Project awards a $500 scholarship to one undergraduate student and a $500 scholarship to one graduate student who provide outstanding contributions to LGBTQ activism. Over the years, we have received applications from LGBTQ activists at universities in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Canada (Ontario), the United Kingdom (Nottinghamshire), Russia (St. Petersburg), and Taiwan (Changhua). We are impressed with the caliber of students around the world who are dedicated to LGBTQ activism and proud to continue to offer these scholarships to support their work.

Scholarship Applications

Applicants must be enrolled in degree-granting institutions in August of 2024 and provide an outstanding contribution to LGBTQ activism. The scholarship application is now fully online. Please click the link below to submit your application materials. You will need to upload your essay and two letters of recommendation when you submit.


2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Application

Previous Scholarship Winners

2023, Kelila Rose and Rosen Turquoise Gordon

2022, Lily Miller and Casandra Rubio

2021, Sara Kuhn and Tori Westenberg

2020, Jeremy Shain and Joey Grafton

2019, Chloe Goldbach and Elijah Arzate

2018, Emily Rowe and Angela Oliveres

2017, Albert A. and Jennifer Meneray

2016, Kathryn DelGenio and Angela Perone

2015, Prin Luis and Danielle Shields

2014, Skyler Elliot and Lauren McMahon

2013, Alexis Taitel and Michael Hernandez

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Additional Resources for College Students LGBTQ Scholarships

Go Grad: Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students

Online Colleges: Choosing an LGBTQ-Friendly College

Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Resources for LGBTQ Scholarships