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    Rise Up Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Casa BruMar Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 16, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    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.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, or a straight or cisgender ally to the LGBTQ+ community who resides in Virginia and currently is enrolled in or plans to enrolled in an institution of higher education? If so, consider applying for the Rise Up Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $1,000 to multiple LGBTQIA+ students and their allies who submit an essay or video “explaining their role in the LGBTQIA+ community and how this scholarship would benefit their education and expand their impact for the larger LGBTQIA+ community post-graduation.” If you’re involved in or supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community and are from Virginia, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Casa BruMar Foundation

    Casa BruMar Foundation aims to bridge the gap that leaves the LGBTQ+ community behind when it comes to equality in education, social services, and human dignity in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in Prince William County.

    Eligibility information

    Applicants must reside in Virginia, be 25 years of age or under, and be LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, or a straight or cisgender ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Other Category




    Application information

    In order to apply, interested students must submit a transcript and EITHER the essay OR video requirement listed below.

    1,000-word essay

    3-minute video

    Academic transcript

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Rise Up Scholarship winner will be announced: May 15, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Casa BruMar Foundation at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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