Scholarship Opportunities for the LGBTQ Community.

The University of Oregon offer several awards related to the LGBTQ community. The application process is the same for all of the awards, and applications will become available in the spring. Please contact the LGBT Education and Support Services Program for more information at

This guide is also available in Word format. Click here to download.

There are also quite a few national resources for LGBTQ scholarships. is a great place to start.

John R. Moore Scholarship
:                                                                                           Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

Up to three student scholarships are selected by a committee consisting of Standing Committee representatives and previous scholarship recipients and presented to students who excel in their contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community at the University of Oregon. Factors for selection may include leadership and service in the university LGBTQ community, financial need, study and research as it relates to LGBTQ issues, and/or commitment to supporting the progress of LGBTQ civil rights movement. Supplemental materials required.

RJ Hoyman Scholarships:                                                                                               Deadline: August 13, 2015

These scholarships are given to students who excel in their contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  Selection is based on the following criteria: New or returning undergraduate students admitted to and scheduled for enrollment at the University of Oregon or Lane Community College students who have demonstrated a commitment through community service and advocacy groups, to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities within the State of Oregon; academic merit or achievement, as determined by the scholarship selection committee; special consideration shall be given to first-year freshmen and/or transfer students who are otherwise eligible to receive the scholarship based on the above criteria.  Additionally, special consideration may be given to otherwise eligible students who are first generation college students (first in their family to attend college) and/or other students who promote an educational interest in attaining a diverse student population.  Supplemental materials required.

Download the 2015 RJ Hoyman Scholarship application: Word and PDF.

The Diversity Excellence Scholarship:                                                                       Deadline: January 15, 2015

The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the university. The University of Oregon offers these tuition-remission scholarships as part of our diversity mission.

Arts & Advocacy in the Lesbian Community Award:                                                Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

This scholarship is given to students who excel in their contributions to the lesbian community and are involved in an academic program related to art or music. Supplemental materials required.

Bruce M. Abrams Award:                                                                                               Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

Bruce M. Abrams Award in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Studies. The winning undergraduate project, which may be from any discipline, is honored with a $500 prize.

Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship:                                                                           Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

Leigh and Leslie Dolin established the Jessica Dolin Memorial Scholarship in 2014 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 Jim McBroom and John H. Weston Scholarship:                                               Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

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 2014-2015 school year is July 30, 2014.

The PFLAG National Scholarship Program:                                                                 Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

 The PFLAG National Scholarship program is a critical component of our Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All Program, rewarding hard work and leadership in the next generation. It is an opportunity to reach out to young people and acknowledge their role in building our community. PFLAG’s local and national scholarships are one of the many ways PFLAG supports LGBT and ally youth.

Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship:                                                                 Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

In October of 1998 the world was shocked at the malicious hate crime that occurred against the young college student from Wyoming.  Since 1999, with the support of the Shepard family, the LEAGUE Foundation has honored Matthew's memory by awarding at least one scholarship to a student who had demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and understanding in the community.

Kathy Spadoni Memorial Scholarship:                                                                * Deadline: January 16th 2015

For graduating high school seniors entering a bachelor’s degree program who have demonstrated leadership skills and have a passion for making positive social change.  

Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship:                                                         * Deadline: January 16th 2015

The Ric Ulrich and Chuck Pischke Scholarship for candidates intending studies that involve visual arts and design.

Phil Sullivan Scholarship:                                                                                       * Deadline: January 16th 2015

For students under the age of 21 who demonstrate significant financial need, with preference to those that have been homeless.

Gregori Jakovina Endowment Scholarship:                                                                Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

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.         

The Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship:                                                                     Deadline: March 31st 2015

The Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship program focuses on the critical needs of gay men living in, or having come from rural areas, who wish to pursue higher educational opportunities and professional career growth. The program provides funding for individuals who wish to enter and/or complete a course of study at the university level, or those who seek training and education in a vocational course of study. The program seeks to increase the number of gay men who are actively contributing to the betterment of their communities.                                                

Portland Latino Gay Pride Scholarship:                                                                       Deadline: TBA 2015/2016

Established in 2012 by the Board of Directors of Portland Latino Gay Pride, 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.