The GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund awards scholarships to LGBTQ+ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. Founded in 1991, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund has awarded over 700 scholarships totaling over $4.5 million. The mission of the GSBA Scholarship Fund is to invest in the education of a diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied students who have the capacity and vision to be the next generation of leaders working to create a better world for all.
GSBA awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Eligible applicants must: reside in Washington state (those residing in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are encouraged to apply) if applying for the undergraduate award; be a high school senior to grad student; have a 3.0 GPA (if applying for the graduate award); and, either identify as LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who've been supportive of the LGBTQ community. Citizenship is not required. Dollar amounts range based on the certificate or degree being pursued .