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Charlotte Pride Scholarship Program

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Charlotte Pride

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 5, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:

May 5, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an LGBTQ+ individual or ally from the Charlotte metro area who’s currently (or will soon be) attending college? Further, have you served the LGBTQ+ community either through community service or activism? If so, consider applying for the Charlotte Pride Scholarship Program! Each year, the scholarship provides up to $10,000 to multiple applicants who fit those criteria and demonstrate significant, unmet financial need. In order to apply, you must submit a 500 – 800-word essay (or original artwork), your SAT/ACT score, transcripts, former work/community service experiences, and any extracurricular activities. The scholarship is offered by Charlotte Pride, the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas, which hosts a variety of LGBTQ-related projects and activities.

If this sounds like a good opportunity to you, we encourage you to apply. Your meaningful work has improved the lives of others, and now it’s time to be rewarded for it!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to current or soon-to-be college students who are LGBTQ+ themselves or allies of the community.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Minimum GPA


Other Category



North Carolina, South Carolina


Mecklenburg County, Union County, Gaston County, Cabarrus County, Iredell County, Rowan County, Cleveland County, Lancaster County, York County, Lincoln County, Chester County, Catawba County, Chesterfield County, Alexander County, Anson County

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, their SAT/ACT score, and the below application materials. Applicants may also choose to submit one or more pieces of original artwork instead of the essay detailed below, if they wish.

800-word essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Charlotte Pride Scholarship Program winner will be announced: May 29, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Charlotte Pride at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Charlotte Pride Scholarship Program is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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