Scholarships

 

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Scholarship Program offers financial support for selected LGBTQ+ students and their allies who are or will be pursuing a post-secondary education. The program not only grants scholarships to students who have shown strong promise and potential, but who, without financial support, might not otherwise complete their educational attainment. The program considers academic merits, extracurricular activities, community involvement, personal narrative, and financial need.

The program aims to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ+ students to reach their full potential as the Center attempts to break down barriers to educational opportunities.

Annual funders include Comcast NBCUniversal, Edison International, the Tate Renegade Thorson Memorial Scholarship, and the Felice Greene Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Comcast NBCUniversal Media Scholarship 
Deadline: April 30, 2022

Comcast NBCUniversal Media Scholarship

Students must be studying an area of media to be eligible. This scholarship is a tuition grant based on financial need only. Because Comcast NBCUniversal aims to support careers in media and entertainment, applicants must be an undergraduate majoring (or for high school senior, declaring a major or pursuing education) in media, including but not limited to:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Development
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Public Relations

*Excludes: Performing Arts (actors, comedians, improv, musicians)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduating senior, with either high school diploma or GED, or already enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • A copy of your 2022 college acceptance letter or proof of current enrollment for Fall 2022
  • Two letters of recommendation (teachers, counselors, principles, mentor)

How to Apply

Selection Process

Scholarship recipients are evaluated and selected by a scholarship committee, which includes grantor, Center staff, and community members. Applicants will be evaluated on the information furnished by their academic transcript, testimony of their scholarly excellence and skills through letters of recommendation, financial need, and any reinforcing narrative provided in the essays.

Evaluations will begin one week after the application period has closed. Selected recipients will be notified be contacted via emailed on May 16, 2022.

Recommendation

To ensure you do your best work in preparing your application, we recommend that you consult all the resources available to you. If in high school, consult your parents, your guidance counsellor, a community mentor and/or any teacher who has been particularly supportive of your development. The same may be said if you are currently in a college/university, but additionally, you may consult staff in your institution’s financial aid and awards office or a person familiar with your schoolwork or employment record.

 


Edison International STEM Scholarship Deadline: April 30, 2022

Edison International STEM Scholarship

Edison International generously provides scholarships funding towards STEM education as it relates to these seven specific areas of study:

  • Business (Management Information Systems)
  • Computer and Information Services (Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology)
  • Engineering (Bio-engineering, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Communication, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, Nuclear, Software, Nano)
  • Mathematics (Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics)
  • Engineering Technology (Computer, Construction, Drafting and Design, Electrical, Mechanical, Surveying, Telecommunication)
  • Natural Resources and Conservation (Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, National Resources and Conservation, Wildlife and Wilderness Management)
  • Physical Sciences (Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, Geophysics, Physics, Comprehensive Science)

Eligibility Requirements

High School Applicants:

  • Graduating Senior, with either high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (teachers, counselors, principles, mentor)
  • A copy of most recent transcripts
  • A copy of 2022 college acceptance letter

College Applicants:

  • Enrolled in an accredited two or four year college or university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (teachers, counselors, principles, mentor)
  • A copy of most recent transcripts
  • Proof of enrollment for Fall 2022

How to Apply

Selection Process

Scholarship recipients are evaluated and selected by a scholarship committee, which includes grantor, Center staff, and community members. Applicants will be evaluated on the information furnished by their academic transcript, testimony of their scholarly excellence and skills through letters of recommendation, financial need, and any reinforcing narrative provided in the essays.

Evaluations will begin one week after the application period has closed. Selected recipients will be notified be contacted via emailed on May 16, 2022.

Recommendation

To ensure you do your best work in preparing your application, we recommend that you consult all the resources available to you. If in high school, consult your parents, your guidance counsellor, a community mentor and/or any teacher who has been particularly supportive of your development. The same may be said if you are currently in a college/university, but additionally, you may consult staff in your institution’s financial aid and awards office or a person familiar with your schoolwork or employment record.

 


The Felice Samuel Greene Scholarship Fund & Tate Renegade Thorson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Felice Samuel Greene Scholarship Fund & Tate Renegade Thorson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarship funding to deserving enterprising youth interested in higher education. This scholarship fund was created in memory of Felice Samuel Greene, who believed all teenagers are deserving of a supportive educational environment, to help them thrive for a better tomorrow. This scholarship is for youth working diligently in hopes of reaching their career and educational aspirations.

Tate Renegade Thorson Memorial Scholarship

The Tate Renegade Memorial Scholarship memorializes a proud transman who’d fully realized his dreams. Youth who view themselves as renegades in the areas of music and/or education would be ideal for this scholarship as Tate, himself, was a dedicated teacher and passionate musician.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduating senior, with either high school diploma or GED, or already enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • A copy of your 2022 college acceptance letter or proof of current enrollment for Fall 2022
  • Two letters of recommendation (teachers, counselors, principles, mentor)

How to Apply

Selection Process

Scholarship recipients are evaluated and selected by a scholarship committee, which includes grantor, Center staff, and community members. Applicants will be evaluated on the information furnished by their academic transcript, testimony of their scholarly excellence and skills through letters of recommendation, financial need, and any reinforcing narrative provided in the essays.

Evaluations will begin one week after the application period has closed. Selected recipients will be notified be contacted via emailed on May 16, 2022.

Recommendation

To ensure you do your best work in preparing your application, we recommend that you consult all the resources available to you. If in high school, consult your parents, your guidance counsellor, a community mentor and/or any teacher who has been particularly supportive of your development. The same may be said if you are currently in a college/university, but additionally, you may consult staff in your institution’s financial aid and awards office or a person familiar with your schoolwork or employment record.

Contact information

Education Coordinator: Bernadette Ruby (She/Her)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 323-860-3677

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