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SCHOLARSHIPS

Historically, LGBTQ+ students are left out of important programs that recognize their contributions to creating an equitable and inclusive school and larger community. While other scholarships exist in Loudoun to recognize the needs of other marginalized community, only Equality Loudoun offers scholarships specifically for LGBTQ+ students in Loudoun County with the goal of pursuing higher education. 

The Equality in Education Scholarships are awarded in $1,000 increments in June of each year at our annual Loudoun Pride Festival. To date, over $4,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

 

Eligibility criteria are as follows: 

  • Submissions are due by May 1 of each year.

  • Student must be in their senior year, enrolled at least half time, at a public or private school in Loudoun County.

  • Must be 18 or older or submit with the permission of their parent or guardian. 

  • Must be seeking continuing education by attending a college or university, vocational training, or other post-secondary educational program.

Judging criteria are as follows: 

  • Inclusion in marginalized and at-risk groups

  • Financial Need

  • Extracurriculars

  • Essay that addresses your commitment to the Equality Loudoun Core Principles of Advocacy, Community, Education, and Defense.

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OTHER RESOURCES

College Scholarship Guide for LGBTQ Students

Beauty Schools Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

LGBTQ+ Students of Color Resource Guide

4-year College Scholarship for LGTBQ+ youth in Prince William County 

 

These resources are provided or recommended by outside groups without compensation. Not endorsed or evaluated by Equality Loudoun.