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    eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

    Offered by Horizons Foundation

    Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Sep 13, 2023
    Multiple awards worth

    $6,000 - $12,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors, College & Graduate 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.

    January 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. In general, eligible students fall into one of these categories: (A) Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school (or equivalent) or community college sometime within July 1st (of the year five years prior to the application year) and June 30 of the application year; (B) LGBT+ graduates of Oakland Unified School District high schools; (C) Students pursuing a medical degree at an accredited medical school in California. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for most scholarships. Bear in mind that the eligibility requirements are somewhat different for each type of applicant/student. If you’re a California student passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ community, we encourage you to apply!

    About Horizons Foundation

    The Horizons Foundation, since its founding in 1980, has been the world's first community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons has made grants supporting the entire LGBTQ community. Their support is intentionally broad, because the needs of the LGBTQ community are so many and run so deep. At the same time, their venture philanthropy approach looks favorably toward innovative, grassroots solutions to our community's emerging needs, especially those of the most under-resourced segments of the LGBTQ community.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Other Category

    LGBTQ+

    State

    California

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

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    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Horizons Foundation at https://www.horizonsfoundation.org/contact-us/.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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