The LGBTQ+ Vitality Scholarship is designed to support LGBTQ+ individuals pursuing academic goals while promoting their overall health and well-being. LGBTQ+ students face unique challenges, and we want to empower them as they focus on higher education. Education is a powerful tool for creating personal growth and positive change. Unfortunately, LGBTQ+ individuals often encounter distinct obstacles that can impact their mental, emotional, and physical well-being, on top of the stressors that naturally come with school. Discrimination, social stigma, and a lack of access to proper resources are just a few examples of the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, both in and out of the classroom. This scholarship aims to support and empower the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders so they can find personal and professional fulfillment in addition to creating a more inclusive and equitable society.

To qualify for this scholarship, please carefully review the following eligibility criteria. Ensure you meet these requirements prior to submitting your application.

  • Identifies as LGBTQ+
  • All high school seniors, undergraduate students, or graduate students
  • Applicant must be a current U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

You can apply for this scholarship on the scholarship platform. Follow the directions and submit your application for the LGBTQ+ Vitality Scholarship, along with a short essay answering the following prompt:

  • how you plan to use your education to make a positive difference in the world.