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Apply for a scholarship

We take education seriously, knowing that it has the power to help LGBTQ people overcome complex social and economic barriers. For nearly 15 years, we have partnered with donors to create scholarships that provide unique opportunities and access to education, both in New York City and throughout the country.


Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support women-identified lesbians in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition. Applications are judged on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Outstanding community service and leadership
  • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues

Applications are now available and can be accessed here. Completed applications, including four essays, two (2) letters of reference, and the applicant's most recent transcripts, are due by noon on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018.


Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants

Awarding a total of $25,000 for up to two years of school, the Levin-Goffe Scholarship provides a measure of financial stability to undergraduate students who are both LGBTQ or intersex and undocumented immigrants. Eligible applicants are all those who:

  • Are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, or intersex;
  • Do not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa;
  • Have a current, most recent, or cumulative GPA of at least 3.25;
  • Are enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City; and
  • Have completed one academic year / are at least a rising sophomore

We welcome applications from refugees and individuals seeking or granted asylum.

Please note that all application information is kept confidential. In addition, applicants do not need to include any information they feel unsafe sharing (e.g., address).

The deadline for the Levin-Goffe Scholarship has been EXTENDED. Applications are being accepted through midnight on Monday, June 18th, 2018. Applications can be accessed here. Completed applications, along with two (2) letters of recommendation and the applicant's most recent transcripts, are due no later than midnight on Monday, June 18th.


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