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Offered by Charlotte Pride
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!
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.
High School Seniors & College Students
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.
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