Aspiring college students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) face a unique set of challenges when looking at schools. Recent studies indicate that 3.5% of adults in the U.S. identify as LGBT. This small but important subset of the population, roughly equivalent to the population of New Jersey, must consider a school’s inclusion efforts, as well as their safety and support provisions for LGBT students.
LGBTQ friendly colleges and student resources
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
This guide provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education. The guide is broken down by subject and includes pertinent information for applying for scholarships and even tips for applying and securing financial aid. I’d love it if you let me know what you think of our guide, or provided feedback on what we can do better. We also have a more general guide to exploring funding options for graduate degrees, which can be found here: http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of GLBT youth, that is working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.