Over 50 Scholarships. Only 1 Application.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, Pride Foundation is able to offer a diversity of scholarships, which encourage students of different backgrounds and educational interests to apply. We offer over 50 different types of scholarships available, but students only need to fill out one application. Most scholarships are available for straight ally or questioning students as well as student of LGBTQ parents. All promote leadership and diversity in the LGBTQ community. Scholarships are organized in four distinct categories: academic pursuits, community leadership, cultural identities, and geography.


Arts & Music

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship for students pursuing a career in human services, health sciences, or visual arts.

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship for students in the queer community studying Arts and Humanities with a preference for residents of Kitsap County/Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Dennis Coleman Scholarship for LGBTQ students studying choral conducting or music with preference given to those committed to creating social change through music.

Jack D. Motteler Scholarship for students in the visual arts.

Patricia Van Kirk Scholarship for lesbians studying theater or visual arts with a commitment to social justice.

Paul Arnold Memorial Scholarship for students studying interior, fashion, or graphic design.

Rainbow City Band Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in music or music education.

Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship for candidates intending studies that involve visual arts and design.

Business, Law, & Political Science

Political Leadership Scholarship for students studying law, political science, public policy or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBTQ people. Preference is given to LGBTQ students of color and low-income or first-generation college students.

Health & Wellness

Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship for LGBTQ students pursuing graduate education in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or psychiatric nursing. Preference given to individuals with demonstrated financial needs and to those entering or already enrolled in an accredited graduate program.

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship for students pursuing a career in human services, health sciences, or visual arts.

Derivative Duo Scholarship for residents of Washington studying mental health or human services.

Don Renschler Scholarship for Washington residents who are graduate students in the study of mental health.

Gray Wolf Ranch Education Scholarship for students studying substance abuse counseling, addiction, and treatment.

James and Colin Lee Wozumi Scholarship for students who are goal-oriented, HIV positive, and/or focusing on the treatment and/or eradication of HIV.

Robert Browning Scholarship for studies in the health sciences.

Soaring Heart Scholarship for students committed to offering compassionate support services to those dealing with illness, death, grief or trauma, especially where violent acts such as suicide must be addressed.

Tony DeBlase Scholarship for students entering the fields of sex education, sex therapy, research, or something that furthers the understanding of human sexuality, especially alternative sexuality.

Vazquez Pride in Health Scholarship for students pursuing advanced health care degrees (medicine, public health, and/or community health) with preference given to LGBTQ students of color, students who are Transgender/Gender Queer, or students who are from rural areas or plan to practice in rural communities.

Science and Technology

Friends of Alan Turing Scholarship for students who are pursuing studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

Social Work

Emmerson-Hoopes Scholarship for students pursuing an accredited social work degree (BSW or MSW) from the University of Washington.

Social Work Scholarship for LGBTQ students enrolled or admitted to a Council on Social Work Education baccalaureate or masters program in social work. Students in a doctoral program in Social Work can also apply. Preference given to students of color.


Donald O. Coffman Scholarship for current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models.

Dunham-Kerley Scholarship for current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models.

Hammer-Miersma Scholarship for students in accredited four-year college programs who have had adverse family experiences as a result of their sexual identity.

Kathy Spadoni Memorial Scholarship for graduating high school seniors entering a bachelor’s degree program who have demonstrated leadership skills and have a passion for making positive social change.

Lee S. Burke Scholarship for current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models.

Pride Foundation Community Scholarship for current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models.

Scott Rodriguez Scholarship for students with a background in leadership activities and/or participatory athletics.

Varsity Athletics Scholarship for athletes who are playing a varsity level sport in college, with a preference for individuals who are visible LGBTQ role models on campus.

You Go Girl! Scholarship for lesbians in their junior or senior year of college who have demonstrated financial need and are leaders and role-models in the LGBTQ community. Preference is given to students with greatest financial need.


Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (APIQS) Scholarship for Asian/Pacific Islander lesbians, bisexual females, and transpeople (both MTF and FTM spectrum).

Bashert Scholarship for Puget So LGBTQ students who identify as Jewish and are residents of Washington.

Brian M. Day Scholarship for Puget Sound area gay men of color who have significant financial need and demonstrate activism in the LGBTQ community and their communities of color.

Daniella Altfeld-Moreno Scholarship for Latino/Latina youth under age 25 with a preference for students involved in athletics.

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship for women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBTQ community and are pursuing a degree in education, women’s health, or dance.

Equal Access & Opportunity Scholarship for students who demonstrate significant financial need with limited opportunities for educational advancement.

McFarffels Scholarship for lesbians whose career goals directly target women and women’s issues.

NAEOP–TRIO Scholarship for current or former students of NW Association of Educational Opportunity Programs.

Phoenix Benner Native & First Nations Scholarship for LGBTQ Native and First Nations students who have a current or future activism and/or leadership in the Native community.

Reverend Gwen Hall and Lois Peterson Scholarship to provide critical support to students who identify as LGBT or straight ally, with preference given to students of color. Preference will also be given to students who are studying religious/spiritual studies or social work, especially students whose area of focus is HIV/AIDS.

Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship for current and future African-American LGBTQ leaders and role models.

Trans Identified Scholarship for current and future trans-identified student leaders and role models.

Under Our Roof Scholarship for students who demonstrate significant financial need who are or have been homeless.


Barbara Bailey Scholarship for lesbians from the state of Washington.

Bellevue PFLAG Scholarship for graduating high school seniors currently attending a greater East King County high school.

Cole Family Scholarship for Washington residents under age 25 raised by one or more lesbian or gay parent.

Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) Scholarship for residents of Eastern Washington, Idaho, or Montana.

Jabez Legacy Scholarship for students from Washington State who have faced significant barriers to their educational pathways including learning disabilities or lack of familial or financial support to pursue an educational goal.

James Crump Memorial Scholarship for students planning to pursue a career in nursing, medicine, social work, teaching, or another helping profession in Alaska.

Kevin J. Mossier Scholarship for graduating high school seniors from Oregon who have a strong academic record and a passion for learning.

Pride Foundation Regional Scholarships for residents of areas outside of King County where Pride Foundation is working to enhance the leadership of the LGBTQ and straight-ally community: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Eastern Washington, and Northwest/Southwest Washington.

Rosenberg-Ibarra Scholarship for LGBTQ students who either graduated from a high school in Idaho or will be attending a college or university within the state of Idaho.

Thompson-Wittrock Pass It On Scholarship for residents of Pacific, Grays Harbor, or Ferry counties in Washington with a preference given for community service and/or being the first generation of their family to attend college.

Whidbey Island Giving Circle Scholarships for current and future LGBTQ and straight-ally leaders and role models, with preference given to residents of Whidbey Island.