WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship

The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to students that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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About the Scholarship

“Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.” - Barbara Gittings

Across the United States, far too many people in the LGBTQ+ community are denied human rights, robbed of big opportunities, and ridiculed solely because of their identity.

Combatting civil rights issues that the LGBTQ+ community face regularly requires providing distinct and unique opportunities for people to grow and flourish.

The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship exists to support the dreams and aspirations of LGBTQ+ youth across the country. The scholarship is open to students who identify as a member of this community.


Scholarship Details

Scholarship details
  • Deadline: The application deadline is July 1, 2021.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Time To Apply: 2 minutes

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident

Eligibility requirements

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. Just set up a student profile on Bold.org and submit your application.

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Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

When is the scholarship deadline?

The application deadline is July 1, 2021.

What is the scholarship prize?

The scholarship award is $500.

When will the winner be chosen and notified?

Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.

How will the scholarship be paid?

We will send the $500 award check to the winner in their name.

How can I contact you with questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship, you can email scholarships@wisegeek.com

How will my application information be used?

WiseGeek manages this scholarship with the support of the Bold.org scholarship platform. Bold.org takes student confidentiality and privacy incredibly seriously. Please refer to the application page on Bold.org for full details.


If you’re an LGBTQ+ student who also has a disability, you may want to check out the WiseGeek Disability Scholarship. This program seeks to promote awareness and provide assistance for students with physical or mental disabilities.

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