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The Tampa Pride Foundation Scholarship is LIVE!
Scholarships of up to $1,500 will be awarded to LGBTQ+ students.

April 30, 2023

Since its creation in 2021, the Tampa Pride Foundation has sought to fund scholarships in Florida that provide support to the LGBTQ+ community to students from the aforementioned counties. These include undergraduate, advanced degree, and vocational program certificate scholarships for LGBTQ+ subpopulations such as youths, and victims of domestic violence.

Scholarships are awarded annually based on a formal online application process, review and approval by the Advisory Council. Only individuals in Florida with residence in the aforementioned counties are eligible for Tampa Pride Foundation financial assistance. The Foundation will not award grants for more than two consecutive grants cycles to a single individual. If an individual has received two consecutive grants, they will be required to wait for one year prior to re-applying for funding.

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Scholarship Guidelines:
Tampa Pride Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications online only.

The Tampa Pride Foundation Scholarships Program provides support to the LGBTQ+ community within the aforementioned counties, who want to further their education at a college, university, vocational or professional training program. This scholarship program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate, bachelors and graduate degrees. The Foundation will only fund regionally-accredited education degree and certificate programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time or half-time study beginning at an accredited institution or program of the student’s choice. Interested students must complete and submit the online application by April 30th. We strongly urge students to also review the tab on this website labeled “Scholarship FAQs.”  

Scholarships are awarded based upon financial need and the desire to pursue additional training through academic or vocational endeavors. Students may be required to work with a mentor to ensure compliance. The applicant must be a LGBTQ+ community member, 26 years of age or younger, have completed high school (or GED) by June of the current year, and be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to 1) students who are living within the aforementioned counties; 2) students who have overcome issues of discrimination and/or marginalization within their community; 3) students who demonstrate leadership qualities and pursue goals to benefit the LGBTQ+ community; and 4) students who demonstrate a strong academic performance. All of these key factors are taken into consideration when evaluating scholarship applications. To qualify for a scholarship, students must:
Submit a completed application online no later than April 30th.
Have completed high school or the GED by June of the application year.
Be admitted to an accredited college, university, or vocational institution for fall of the current year or spring of the following year.
Be a citizen of the United States.
Be a member of the LGBTQ+ 26 years of age or younger at time of application.


Online applications will be accepted from March 1st through April 30th. The online application must be completed and received by April 30th at 5 p.m. ET. and applicants will receive acknowledgement of application receipt via email. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, please answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. By submitting an application, the applicant agrees that all information received is deemed confidential and becomes the property of the Tampa Pride Foundation and that the judging scoresheets and deliberations will be confidential.  

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Financial Need
Demonstrated community involvement
Extracurricular involvement
Experience overcoming discrimination and/or marginalization
Work/academic achievement
Educational and career goals
Involvement in the LGBTQ+ community
Leadership in promoting diversity

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Selection of Recipients
Selection of recipients is made by the Tampa Pride Foundation Advisory Council. All applicants agree to accept the decision of the Tampa Pride Foundation as final. Applicants will be notified by June 15th of the Foundation’s decision.

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