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, but students only need to complete one application. Most scholarships are available for ally or questioning students as well. All funds 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.

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

Len Tritsch Memorial Scholarship for students who are on the path to a career as a registered nurse, a nurse-practitioner or a medical doctor. This Scholarship is intended to serve as a multi-year award for a student who remains in good standing in their program.

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 a 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.

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

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 or Seattle University.

Social Work Scholarship for LGBTQ students enrolled or admitted to a Council on Social Work Education baccalaureate or master’s 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 ally leaders and role models.

Dunham-Kerley Scholarship for students with physical disabilities and/or students with limited economic resources.

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 ally leaders and role models.

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

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.


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

Beyond the Bridge Scholarship for current and future leaders and role models who are trans* or genderqueer students of color pursuing any area of study.

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.

Frank W. Ross Memorial Scholarship for LGBTQ and allied students under 21 years old who are living in poverty and have experienced housing insecurity, homelessness, or life within the foster care system.

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.

Pride Foundation Community Scholarships for students who lack a broader LGBTQ community support system, demonstrate leadership and leadership potential on LGBTQ issues, face additional barriers to educational access (especially LGBTQ students of color, transgender students, LGBTQ immigrant students, LGBTQ youth aging out of foster care, and students who have experienced homelessness, poverty, or isolation due to geography), and show significant financial need.

Reverend Gwen Hall Scholarship to provide critical support to students who identify as LGBT or 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.

Walker-Solveson Scholarship for junior and senior undergraduate students of any four-year institution whose significant financial need will cause disruption or possible discontinuation of their studies.


AIDS Project Snohomish County for residents of Snohomish County, Washington whose lives have been impacted by HIV and/or where HIV-related service encompasses their educational and professional goals.

Barbara Bailey Scholarship for lesbians who are residents 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 LGBTQ parent.

Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) Scholarship for residents of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

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

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

Lenehan-Warn Technical Education Scholarship for Oregon and Washington residents attending an accredited technical school/program.

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 ally community: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Eastern Washington, and Northwest/Southwest Washington.

Rosenberg-Ibarra Scholarship for LGBTIQ 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 ally leaders and role models who attend/attended a Whidbey Island High School or currently reside on Whidbey Island.