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    SOULE Scholarship

    Offered by SOULE Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 25, 2023
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Application deadline:


    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an LGBTQ+ or minority high school graduate who is now enrolled in a U.S. post-secondary institution? If so, consider applying for the SOULE Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to help eligible youth pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. The scholarship is offered by The SOULE Foundation, an organization “designed to create an experience geared to support, develop and promote the educational advancement of LGBTQ youth and young people of color.” If you win the scholarship, bear in mind that you must attend the Soule Foundation Gala and be available for a photo/video shoot.

    If you’re a high school student from an underrepresented background who is currently in pursuit of a postsecondary degree, we encourage you to apply for the SOULE Scholarship!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to pell-grant eligible students who are either LGBTQ+ or of a minority background. Applicants must also have submitted FAFSA by the deadline and meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students

    Minimum GPA



    Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, Native American

    Other Category

    Low Income, LGBTQ+

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials. You must also have completed the FAFSA by the deadline.

    450-word essay

    Academic transcript

    Two letters of recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The SOULE Scholarship winner will be announced: rolling.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

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

    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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