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Charlotte Pride Scholarship Program

Offered by Charlotte Pride

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 10, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

May 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 $2,500 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. Applicants must be from one of the following counties: Mecklenburg, York, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Cleveland, Lancaster, Lincoln, Stanly, Chester, Catawba, Chesterfield, Alexander, or Anson. Lastly, you must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ+ community and meet the below eligibility requirements in order to apply.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Minimum GPA


Other Category



North Carolina

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: June 2, 2023.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Charlotte Pride at scholars[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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