Horizons is home to a number of scholarships and fellowships supporting the LGBTQ community in higher education and training in the SF Bay Area and beyond. We believe that investing in our community's future leaders will help create the world we envision.
Albers-Alexander LGBTQ Law Scholarship
The Albers-Alexander LGBTQ Law Scholarship Fund is interested in supporting LGBTQ law student leaders who face barriers to educational access and demonstrate significant financial need. Students at select law schools are eligible.
Supported by the Asian & Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC), this scholarship supports queer Asian and Pacific Islander women and transgender people with a connection to the SF Bay Area.
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
A fiscally sponsored project of Horizons, eQuality is the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the SF Bay Area, recognizing students for their service to the LGBTQ community since 1989.
Two scholarship funds housed at Horizons are now funding scholarships through eQuality. The Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship supports Contra Costa County high school graduates. The Joseph Towner Scholarship for Gay and Lesbian Families supports SF Bay Area students with at least one gay or lesbian parent.
George Choy Memorial Scholarship
Supported by the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance since 1997, this scholarship supports SF Bay Area LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander students. It is named in honor of activist George Choy, who was a leader in the Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ movement.
Established by a bequest from the estates of Jim Leach and Tom Markowski in 1991, this scholarship supports LGBTQ students at select SF Bay Area universities. Awards are granted to students who demonstrate promise for becoming positive role models for other LGBTQ people. This fund has granted in excess of half a million in scholarships.
Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship
The first fellowship of its kind in the country, this fellowship supports lawyers working on innovative, public-interest-law projects that serve the LGBTQ community. Started in 2001, it is named in honor of Tom Steel, a prominent civil rights attorney in the San Francisco LGBTQ community.
We Rise LGBTQ Scholarship
The We Rise LGBTQ Scholarship is born of the notion that helping out an individual lifts our entire community and is funded by the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation (GRGRF). This grant focuses on the development of skills necessary to find meaningful employment opportunities.
The We Rise LGBTQ Scholarship awards one-time gifts annually to selected applicants in the San Francisco Bay Area who can share their stories of where they have been, and more importantly, where they aim to go. The GRGRF is deeply inspired by those who have and perhaps still do face great adversity and are now seeking a more rewarding future.