Gayborhood Scholarship
Deadline for Spring 2018 Scholarships has closed. 
 
Applications for Fall 2018 Scholarships will open February 1st, 2018

Gayborhood, the nation’s #1 guide to finding LGBT-supportive businesses and events, provides a total of four scholarships per year.  Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded for the Spring and Fall semesters each year to help with the costs associated with continuing education.
 
Application Process:
Submit an essay (500 words maximum) outlining your service and passion for the LGBT community along with full name, mailing address, email address and telephone number via the form below or via postal service to the address outlined below.
 
Fall 2018 Application Opens: February 1st, 2018
Fall 2018 Deadline: April 15th, 2018
Winner Selected On: May 20th, 2018
 
 
Selection: Once the winners have been selected, they will be notified via telephone or email. They will then receive a W-9 to complete and return to Gayborhood.  Once the completed W-9 has been received by Gayborhood, scholarship funds will be released via check and mailed to the recipient's address as stated in the application email.

We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets” – Harvey Milk
 
There has been much to celebrate in our community over the last several years: the dismantling of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; the fall of the Defense of Marriage Act; the passing of same-sex marriage by the United States Supreme Court.  These are all momentous victories for the LGBT community and incredibly progressive steps towards the goal of equality and acceptance for all.  In the same light, unfortunate aggressive action against our community continues, the passing of an RFRA in Indiana; over 1200 hate crimes against the LGBT community in 20131 alone; and over 40 anti-LGBT bills introduced in 16 states already in 2017.
 
It is imperative for our future that we remain active, get involved, and let our voices be heard.  We believe that involvement can begin at any age, but is particularly invigorating during one’s collegiate years.  Whether through activism, volunteering or pursuing a career involving the betterment of the LGBT community, we want to encourage the younger members of the LGBT community and our allies to continue the work they have started by awarding the Gayborhood Scholarship.
 
Deadline for Spring 2018 Scholarships has closed. 
 
Applications for Fall 2018 Scholarships will open February 1st, 2018
Terms and Conditions
Each candidate should be a member of the LGBT community (or an ally) that has an interest in service to the LGBT community.  Interest in service may range from activism, volunteering, or pursuing a career involving the LGBT community.  Candidates must submit an essay not to exceed 500 words by the deadlines stated below.
 
Fall 2018 Application Opens: February 1st, 2018
Fall 2018 Deadline: April 30th, 2018
Winner Selected On: May 15th, 2018
 
The Gayborhood Scholarship is open to all US citizens 17 years of age or older that have been accepted to and/or are attending a full-time higher education program by an accredited institution in the United States.