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The Alexander Foundation Scholarships

Offered by The Alexander Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 1, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$300 - $3,000

Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:

April 5, 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Alexander Foundation Scholarships were established to help LGBTQ+ students in Colorado overcome barriers they may face in pursuit of academic success. In addition to residing in Colorado, eligible students must attend a post-secondary institution in Colorado, and submit a personal essay “about their goals, how the scholarship will help them achieve their goals, their financial need, and their current or future plans for supporting the LGBTQ+ community.” Lastly, applicants must submit two signed letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference on school letterhead.

Recipients may earn between $300 and $3,000 each scholarship cycle, but are limited to a cumulative maximum award limit of $9,000. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About The Alexander Foundation

The Alexander Foundation, founded in 1981, is a public, non-profit 501(c)3, philanthropic organization. Through our Community, Catastrophic, and Holiday assistance programs, as well as educational scholarships, the foundation has created a tradition of caring for the LGBTQ+ community. For over 40 years, the foundation has provided millions dollars to those in need. Most importantly, such assistance has built a stronger LGBTQ+ community, and transformed thousands of lives throughout Colorado.

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

College Students

Other Category

LGBTQ+

State

Colorado

Miscellaneous

Applicants must demonstrate support for the LGBTQ+ community through service.

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a photocopy of a state- or federally-issued ID.

Essay

Letters of Recommendation

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Alexander 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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