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Rainbow Futures Scholarship

Funded by
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Douglas Bicknese
$2,000
4 winners, $500 each
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 1, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
3
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Identity:
LGBTQ+
Background:
Financial need

LGBTQ+ youth face a series of challenges that can make it difficult to focus on their educational pursuits. 

A lack of acceptance from peers can lead to isolation, and many students even face family conflict that can lead to housing instability or even homelessness. Dealing with hatred, stigma, and oppressive policies can make it difficult to devote the time and energy to school that is necessary to succeed.

This scholarship seeks to support LGBTQ+ students who need financial assistance in order to pursue higher education.

Any LGBTQ+ high school senior or undergraduate student with financial need who has a history of involvement in relevant community organizations or activism efforts may apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

To apply, please submit an essay articulating your personal experiences as an LGBTQ+ individual, highlighting the challenges you have faced and overcome. Tell us your aspirations for higher education, and their commitment to advocating for LGBTQ+ rights through your personal and professional experiences. Additionally, please discuss how receiving the scholarship would alleviate financial burdens and enable you to pursue these goals.

Selection Criteria:
Authenticity, Passion, Sense of purpose in advancing LGBTQ+ equality and empowerment
Published March 22, 2024
Essay Topic

Please discuss your personal experiences as an LGBTQ+ individual, highlighting the challenges you have faced and overcome. What are your aspirations for higher education, and how will you use that education to commitment to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and society at large? Please tell us how receiving the scholarship would alleviate financial burdens and enable them to pursue these goals.

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 1, 2024.