Out For Education supports LGBT college scholarships.
Q: Who is eligible for scholarships?
A: 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.
Q: How many scholarships do you offer?
A: The number and amount of scholarships varies each year. In the 2014-15 scholarship awards presentation, 32 students were presented with scholarships. The amount of the scholarships totaled $88,000.
Q: What is the process for applying for the scholarship?
A: 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 will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. 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 will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Q: How do I apply?
A: You may apply here
Q: When is the scholarship application available?
A: The scholarship application is available now. Please click here.
Q: When is the scholarship application due?
A The scholarship application will be due on February 29, 2018.