eQuality Scholarship

Due: Deadline has passed

Amount: $6,000.00

Scholarship Information


**The scholarship application will be available early November**

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community.

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative has fostered student leadership for over 30 years. In 2023, our cumulative scholarship awards surpassed $2,000,000.

Scholarship Requirements

High School Requirement:
Golden Sierra High School (7th -12th), Charter, El Dorado High School, Independence Continuation, Mountain View High, Oak Ridge High School, Ponderosa High School, Union Mine High School, Mt. Tallac High, South Tahoe High School, Transitional Learning Center, Other - Private, John Adams Academy - El Dorado Hills, Charter Community School Home Study Academy , Rite of Passage , Clarksville Charter (TK-12th), Buckeye Union Mandarin Immersion Charter , Cottonwood (TK-12th), American River Charter (TK-12), Charter Connections Academy (9th-12th), Charter University Prep (7th-12th), Charter College & Career Prep (7th -12th), Pacific Crest Academy , Divide High School (9th-12th), Elevated Digital Academy , Independent Learning Academy 9-12
Other Requirements:

Applicant must:

  • be a resident of or attend a high school in northern or central California (see map of specific counties);
  • have completed or expect to complete high school (or equivalent) between 1 Jul 2019 and 30 Jun 2024; and
  • plan to attend or began attending a U.S. accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2024.

In 2024, we expect to award about 10 scholarships to assist with post-secondary educational expenses. In 2023, we received about 60 applications for these scholarships.

The criteria on which scholarship recipients will be selected include:

  • Service to the LGBT+ community
  • Leadership
  • Hardship or special circumstances
  • Academic achievement
Considerations Not Applicable:
GPA, Ethnicity, Gender, Financial Need, College Choice, Intended Career/Major

Required Documents

  • Scholarship Specific Application - qty 1 , The application for this scholarship may require that you answer supplemental questions or write an essay. Students should click the link and begin the application in order to view all other requirments. Click here.

Submission Details

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Additional Scholarship Information

Finalists will be interviewed by Zoom videoconference or phone. Interviews are expected to be held on Sunday, 10 March 2024, and Saturday, 16 March 2024.

All finalists will be notified whether or not they have been selected as an eQuality Scholar by the end of April.