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, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom (Nottinghamshire) and Russia (St. Petersburg). 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 2018 and provide an outstanding contribution to LGBTQ activism.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Undergraduate Application

Graduate Application

Previous Scholarship Winners

2017, Albert Appouh 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


Additional Resources for College Students

Go Grad: Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students
Online Colleges: Choosing an LGBTQ-Friendly College