Academic Awards, Fellowships, & Scholarships

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Local, Regional and National Scholarships


University of Minnesota

   LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship (University of MN full-time students)
  • Scholarship Amounts: $500-$1,000
  • Application Deadline: April 15th
  • Application Link (COMING SOON)

Peter Freund Scholarship (University of MN full-time students in CSE)

 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.

  • 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
  • Application Link and more information-Click HERE
   Steven J. Schochet Academic Awards
  • Steven J. Schochet Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Queer, Trans, and Sexuality Studies - $9,000/year plus fringe
  • Research Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Papers, Artistic Expression and Community Engaged Research – Amount varies
  • Application Deadline: April 15th
  • Application Link (COMING SOON)
   Women’s Center - Click HERE
   Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence - Click HERE
   Disability Resource Center - Click HERE
   Office for Diversity in Graduate Education - Click HERE
   Cruden-Riggs Scholarship  (University of MN – Duluth) - Click HERE


   PFUND Foundation (students from MN or attending school in MN)
  • Scholarship Amounts: Range from $2,000 to $10,000.
  • Application Deadline: February 
  • Application Link: Click HERE
   LIVE OUT LOUD (students from NY, CT, NJ) 
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000.00  
  • Deadline: March   
  • Application Link: Click HERE



   GAPA Foundation (Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ students) - Click HERE
   Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund 
  • Scholarship Amounts: Around $25,000
  • Deadline: Applications available in November and due in January 
  • Application Link: Click HERE
   LGBT Student Scholarship Database - Click HERE




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