Welcome Students and Supporters! The 2024 Application Period is open now!

Every student has the right and the potential to excel!

The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer high school seniors entering their first year of institutions of higher learning. The scholarship application opens annually in January and closes in April with awards distributed in the summer of each year.

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Who we are:

Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded 220 college scholarships totaling $480,500 to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) graduating US High School Students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

Originally, the Foundation began as a grass-roots organization with the generous support of LEAGUE Members (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender United Employees at AT&T). Through the years, however, the organization has grown into a national scholarship fund reaching all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. Territories, with support from corporations, individuals, and other LGBTQ organizations.


LEAGUE Foundation Awards:

The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)

The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)

The Frank Duracher Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)

The Tyler Clementi Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)

The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 9 awarded annually) Application Window: January 1, 2024 through April 15, 2024

Find out more by going to: http://www.leaguefoundation.org
You can also contribute to the foundation via the website also.


LEAGUE Foundation

Every student has the right and the potential to excel.