Scholarships 2017-11-13T18:37:20+00:00

Out For Education Supports LGBT College Scholarships

Download the 2018 OFE Scholarship Application

Once you download the application, please follow all instructions.  Failure to complete the application in its entirety will automatically disqualify the applicant. The most frequently asked questions regarding out scholarship program are listed below.

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Applications are due by February 28, 2018.

If you have questions

Please send any questions regarding applications to ofeapp@gmail.com, you can also use the form below.


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Scholarship FAQs

When is the scholarship application due? 2017-10-13T20:11:26+00:00

The scholarship application will be due on February 29, 2018.

When is the scholarship application available? 2017-10-24T19:28:55+00:00

The scholarship application is available now. Please click here.

How do I apply? 2017-10-24T19:28:22+00:00

You can find more information and the application here.

What is the process for applying for the scholarship? 2017-10-24T19:27:35+00:00

First, you must complete all parts of the scholarship application, including an essay. The application is found here.

After an initial application screening, selected students are invited to personal interviews, which are usually held on a Saturday in April. The interviews are held at the University of Houston – Downtown with a committee of screeners. An interview is required to be awarded a scholarship. After the interviews, the organization determines who will be awarded a scholarship. The scholarship presentation is traditionally held in May.

How many scholarships do you offer? 2017-10-24T19:31:45+00:00

The number and amount of scholarships varies each year.

In the 2016-17 scholarship awards presentation, 30 students were presented with scholarships. The amount of the scholarships totaled $100,000.

Who is eligible for scholarships? 2017-10-13T20:08:54+00:00

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender youth between ages 17-25 who graduated from a Houston-area high school or is (will be) attending an accredited college or university in the Houston area. The Houston area includes the following counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, & Waller counties.

Current college students must have a GPA of at least 2.75 (of 4.0) to be eligible for scholarships.

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