Academic Scholarships Available for Louisiana LGBTQ+ Students

New Orleans, Louisiana–The New Orleans Chapter of PFLAG is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. The scholarships recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and non-binary students and encourage their continuing education while helping these students foster a positive image of LGBTQ+  people in society. Most of the scholarships are $1,000, but some are for more.  The New Orleans Chapter has awarded approximately $800,000 to 500 students since 1989.

     To be eligible, the applicant must: a) )  self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer…or anywhere within the LGBTQ “family,”;  b) be 17 years old or older as of April 15, 2022; c) be a resident of Louisiana; and d) be planning to attend (or attending) a post-secondary educational institution. 

     Applications and detailed information about the scholarships can be found at, or by sending an e-mail to The application must be submitted by February 1, 2022, and supporting documents must be submitted by the same date.  All applicants will be notified of the results by April 15, 2022.  Recipients must be present at the awards ceremony to accept the scholarship certificate in person. The reception ceremony is currently scheduled for Saturday evening, May 7, 2022, at a location in the New Orleans area to be announced later.

Anyone interested in donating to the scholarship fund can contact us at the email address listed below.


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