Diversity Scholarships and Awards

Learn more about undergraduate financial aid including merit- and income-based scholarships, grants, and loans.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. provides several scholarships including merit, need-based, and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (PAC) scholarships.

American Association of University Women

AAUW offers 6 fellowships and grant programs for women in graduate programs.

A.R.E. Scholarship

The Association of Raza Educators provides undocumented students with an opportunity to realize their dreams of attending college.

Esperanza Education Fund

The Esperanza Education Fund provides scholarships and professional mentorships to local immigrant students.

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars program promotes academic excellence by providing opportunities for outstanding minority students in their senior year of high school who demonstrate significant financial need.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarships

The Salt Lake City alums chapter for Omega Psi Phi provides many scholarships including an African American High School Male Award for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students and a scholarship for the winners of their national high school essay contest.

Queer-Identifying Student Scholarships

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center's Queer Compass program compiled a list of scholarships for students in the LGBTQIA+ community. Scholarships are listed in order of their deadlines. All scholarship information was updated in April 2018.

To learn about other scholarships for queer-identifying students, visit the Campus Pride Database.

Deadline: May 31, 2018


  • College first-year, second-year, or third-year
  • Age 27 or younger
  • Active commitment to fighting AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership (e.g., providing peer-based prevention and education, engaging in advocacy or grassroots activism, raising public awareness, or delivering practical or emotional treatment or support to people living with HIV/AIDS)
  • Plan to continue making a difference in the AIDS epidemic through career or public service opportunities after you complete your degree


Deadline: June 2, 2018


  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university
  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on 4-point scale) for the entirety of your college/university enrollment
  • A declared major in an accredited STEM program or STEM-related teaching field
  • An active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ inclusion and visibility
  • Eligible for fall term registration and must not be under disciplinary sanction


Deadline: June 27, 2018


  • Academic achievement
  • Outstanding community service
  • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues

Application Timeline: November 1, 2018–January 29, 2019


  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2018; students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible
  • Must be "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program; post-doctoral research programs are NOT eligible
  • If selected as a finalist, you must be in North or Central America on April 26–28, 2019, and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship; all travel expenses will be covered by Point

Deadline: March 31, 2019


  • Submit a completed application online no later than March 31
  • Complete 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 gay male under 35 years of age at the time of application


Scholarships to Apply to Over Summer

Check out this list of 49 scholarships to apply for over summer break.

Somos Foundation Scholarship

The Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awards need-based scholarships that recognize academic and vocational agreement, demonstrated leadership in school, and community or other service activities.

StepUp Utah

The Step Up Utah Scholarship List is a great resource for African American and minority high school students.