Academic Awards, Fellowships, & Scholarships


Local Scholarships

LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship

Peter Freund Scholarship

Peter W. Freund created this fund in 2013 to celebrate his 30-year career as an engineer in the refrigeration industry and to help others pursue degrees in engineering.

  • University of MN full-time students in CSE
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Applicants must be enrolled at the University according to the following criteria: a) Full-time, b) undergraduate students, c) enrolled in the College of Science and Engineering, d) studying mechanical engineering, e) and demonstrates financial need, and f) a preference will be given for students with a strong interest in or connection with GLBTA programs or who are a member of a GLBTA group on campus
  • Deadline for application March 1, 2016
  • Apply to the Peter Freund Scholarship

Steven J. Schochet Interdisciplinary Dissertation Fellowship in Queer, Trans and Sexuality Studies

Women’s Center Awards & Scholarships

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence Scholarship

Disability Resource Center Scholarships

Office for Diversity in Graduate Education Dove Fellowship

Regional Scholarships

PFUND Foundation

  • Students from MN or attending school in MN
  • Scholarship Amounts: Range from $2,000 to $10,000
  • Application Deadline: February 
  • Apply to the PFUND Scholarship


  • Students from NY, CT, NJ
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000.00  
  • Deadline: March   
  • Apply to the Live Out Loud Scholarship

National Scholarships

A Guide To Affordable Colleges - Scholarship Listings 

GAPA Foundation Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ students

Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund 

  • Scholarship Amounts: Around $25,000
  • Deadline: Applications available in November and due in January 
  • Apply to the Point Foundation Scholarship

LGBT Student Scholarship Database


Graduate Scholarships


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