Thanks for your interest in our scholarship programs! Please be aware: many of our scholarship deadlines fall on June 30th or at the end of July.
The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to third-year law students dedicated to keeping Oregon a hate-free state.
The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year has past.
David M. Crawford Memorial Scholarship:
The David M. Crawford Memorial Scholarship at Equity Foundation was created in 2012 by Scott Mason, David’s partner of 30 years. Scott established the scholarship with a gift of $200,000 to honor David’s work in the community, his dedication to LGBT causes and to PSU.
The scholarship is intended for Portland State University students actively involved in advancing LGBT rights.
In establishing the fund, Mason said, “David had been an adjunct faculty member at PSU’s School of Business and would be proud to be helping others meet their goals.”
The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is June 30, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 Crawford Memorial Scholarship Application.
Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship:
Leigh and Leslie Dolin established the Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship in 2013 to honor their Daughter Jessica who passed away May 14, 2003. The scholarship is intended for residents of Oregon or Clark County, WA who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender student or a student actively involved in an LGBT rights organization.
The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is June 30, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship Application
Portland Area Business Association Scholarship:
Portland Area Business Association Scholarship provides financial assistance for post-secondary education to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and their children.
The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year has past.
Portland Latino Gay Pride Scholarship:
Established in 2012 by the Board of Directors of PLGP, this scholarship offers funds to students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LBGT), or are the children of LGBT parents, who reside in Oregon or Clark County Washington, and need financial assistance to attain their post-secondary educational goals with preference placed on Latino/a candidates.
The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is July 1, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 PLGP Scholarship Application.
The Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship Fund:
The Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship was created in 2010 through a bequest from Jim McBroom. The scholarship is funded by the Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Charitable Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The scholarship is intended for gay and lesbian students in or from Oregon who are attending four year colleges, preferably but not exclusively for those studying fine arts and humanities.
The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is July 30, 2013. Download the application here: 2013 McBroom Weston Scholarship Application.
The Pride of the Rose Scholarship Fund:
The Pride of the Rose Scholarship, founded in 1979 by Rose Emperor 5 Frank Schreckenberger and Rose Empress 21 Allison Grey (Curtis Meyers) of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court is administered through Equity Foundation. Leadership of the Pride of the Rose consists of Frank, Curtis, and Dwayne Witzel and Scot Bishop-Walker. Dwayne and Scot joined the leadership effort in 2004 as a part of the organizations recognition of doing succession planning. Scholarships are available to members of the LGBT communities and their children who reside in the Portland Quad-County area or Clark County Washington. Applicants must be pursuing their education beyond the secondary level and must be in demonstrated need of financial assistance to attain their educational goals.
The Pride of the Rose Scholarship celebrates its 35th anniversary in September 2013 with the granting of $20,000 in scholarships to 8 individuals. With these scholarships awarded, the total given to over 268 individuals during the past 35 years now exceeds $435,000. We have also established an endowment fund with a current balance of $91,000.
Scholarship applications are available and are accepted year round, with a due date of July 31st of each year for the upcoming academic year. The Pride of the Rose Scholarship Committee meets in August of each year to review applications and make scholarship decisions, which are then passed along to the Equity Foundation Board of Directors for formal approval.
Applicants for the scholarship must thoroughly complete the application form and should attach additional information regarding individual background, goals, aspirations, accomplishments, dreams, hopes, or other information that would help the review committee evaluate the request for financial consideration. It is optional but helpful to submit letters of recommendation, transcripts of grades, and other relevant schooling information.
The deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is July 31, 2013. You can download the application here: 2013 Pride of the Rose Application
Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship:
The Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship was founded in May 2007 by Gregori Jakovina and Larry McDonald to encourage and facilitate post-secondary education in the arts for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). The Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship is administered through Equity Foundation.
Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship applicants may include mid-career adults who are returning to school to pursue a new career in the arts, as well as young adults who have recently completely high school or their G.E.D. and are pursuing their education beyond the secondary level. To be eligible, individuals will be Oregon residents and need financial assistance to attain their educational goals.
Please indicate which scholarship you are applying for:
- The Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship is for students majoring in the arts who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and/or children of LGBT parents enrolled in post-secondary education. Students shall be residents of Oregon or Clark County, Washington. The deadline to submit an LOI is June 30, 2013.
- The Larry McDonald Scholarship is intended for adults in mid-life who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender who seek to make a significant change in their lives or vocations by majoring in the arts and/or humanities, which includes ancient and modern languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, fine arts, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. The deadline to submit an LOI for the Larry McDonald Scholarship is June 30, 2013.
Students who wish to apply for either McDonald or Jakovina scholarships must submit a letter of interest (LOI) to Equity Foundation detailing the following:
A) Name & Permanent Residence Address
B) Qualification within the LGBT community (orientation or status as dependents of LGBT persons)
C) Current enrollment status
D) Institution they plan to attend
E) Course of study
F) Ideal amount of scholarship funding
If the student qualifies based on the information in the LOI, Equity
Foundation will ask the student to submit a full application to be
considered for a scholarship.
Deadline to submit an LOI for the Jakovina Scholarship is June 30, 2013. Letters can be submitted to: email@example.com or mailed to Equity Foundation, PO Box 5696, Portland, OR 97228.
Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing Scholarship Match:
Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing (LGSSON) has developed a scholarship match agreement with Equity Foundation (EF) to financially assist students who are under-represented in Oregon’s nursing workforce. LGSSON will annually match one EF scholarship listed above awarded to a LGSSON student with an annual maximum of $5,000. There is no need to submit an additional application to be considered for this match.
The scholarship award will be renewable for up to two years, when appropriate. Eligible students will meet all Equity Foundation Scholarship requirements and be enrolled in the Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing making satisfactory academic progress.