Please submit the following to [email protected] no later than 11:59 PM on May 15, 2023.

  • Response of two questions below
  • Official or unofficial copy of a recent transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • College Acceptance Letter
  • Student Aid Report from FAFSA* consideration will be given to undocumented students who have not submitted FAFSA



  • Demonstrated leadership and/or service in the community.
  • Member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Yonkers Public Schools Graduate
  • Attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school in the US or Canada
  • Official transcript showing GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Provide one letter of recommendation

An accredited college, university or vocational school


Please answer the following questions:

  1. How have you demonstrated leadership and/or service in your community? specifically to the
    LGBTQ+ community if applicable.
  2. How has your identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or allyship shaped your high
    school experience?


Award recipients will be invited to accept awards on June 9 & June 10, 2023 at the Yonkers Pride Flag Raising and Festival

Click here for the full details on this scholarship opportunity




Beauty Schools Directory

Scholarship awards in this list are specifically set for the LGBTQ+ community. All of them cover vocational and trade school, and many of them extend to any tuition-based education program. This resource also includes tips for searching for other scholarship and grant opportunities and ways to pay for school without scholarships.

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Scholarships for Transgender and Nonbinary Students

Transgender and nonbinary students often face financial hardships like a lack of family support and high costs for gender-affirming medical care. However, scholarships and grants are available to help transgender or nonbinary students pay for school.

Finding scholarships and grants can be difficult, so BestColleges compiled the list to save you some time. Click here to access the list of scholarships.


Online Guide to Scholarships & Resources for LGBTQIA+ College Students

Public Service Degrees

Our goal, year-round, is to connect with as many LGBTQ+ students as possible to equip you with the right tools to succeed in college. Whether you are an incoming freshman or graduating senior, our guide can serve as a helping hand to any and all college student.

Access our digital guide that helps LGBTQ+ college students take advantage of available opportunities to excel in school.


Scholarships/Grants for Medical Transitioning Services

The LOFT has compiled a listing of grants, scholarships, and more for medical transitioning services, such as hormone therapy, gender affirmation surgery, and more. Click here to access the page.


Contributing Organizations