GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund

A nonprofit organization

$15,475 raised by 19 donors

100% complete

$15,000 Goal

Empower Tomorrow's LGBTQ+ Leaders Today by Supporting the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund!   

The GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund is not just a regular scholarship program. It aims to empower LGBTQ+ and trans youth to reach their full potential. For over 30 years, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund has been investing in LGBTQ+ students by providing financial support, a network of support, skills-based workshops, and leadership training.  

Over the years, GSBA’s Scholarship & Education Development program has invested $6.5 million in almost 600 LGBTQ+ students who exemplify leadership potential, strong academic ability, and community involvement. In 2024, GSBA also introduced the Workforce Development Fund, which provides financial assistance to LGBTQ+ scholars pursuing high-demand trades.  

By supporting the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund, we can work together to build a world where everyone can learn - regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. 


How Your Donations Help Queer College-Bound Students

The GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund serves more than just helping students pay for college tuition. It's a comprehensive support system to ensure LGBTQ+ and allied students succeed academically and thrive personally and professionally. Here’s a look at the well-rounded blueprint for success that donations help support: 

  • Educational Workshops: Tailored sessions that cover a range of topics from leadership development to building a LinkedIn profile, ensuring scholars are well-equipped for the future. 
  • One-on-One Consultations: Personalized advice and guidance are crucial. Our scholars can access experts for individualized consultations, helping them navigate challenges and opportunities. 
  • Mentorship Opportunities: Matching scholars with mentors in their field of interest provides a unique opportunity for professional development, networking, and personal growth. 
  • Scholarship Celebration Events: Each Spring, we’ll gather in person to celebrate our new incoming cohorts and graduating students at the Scholars Celebration event. 
  • A Wealth of Resources: From textbooks to tech, we ensure our scholars have what they need to succeed academically and personally.
  • Beyond Academics: Preparation for life after college is key. We offer support encompassing mental health, community engagement, and leadership skills to pave the way for a bright future. 

By donating to the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund, you're not just contributing to a student's education but investing in a holistic developmental program that prepares LGBTQ+ and allied students for a world of challenges and triumphs. 

What Our Scholars Say:

"Being a GSBA Scholar has enabled me to change my own life, on my own terms. The social and financial support I’ve received has followed me on the path I make for myself. Without an obligation to pursue a particular major, my education—and my life—has been able to evolve freely." — CASEY, PAST SCHOLAR

"I’m so, so grateful [for] being welcomed into a closer LGBTQ+ community. The GSBA scholarship [I received] means so much to me…I have so many amazing opportunities to grow and learn…and will be graduating with my AA this winter or spring quarter!” — RHYDIAN, CURRENT SCHOLAR

Giving Activity

Organization Data


Organization name

GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund

Tax id (EIN)





400 E PINE ST STE 322


(206) 363-9188

Social Media