Scholarships for LGBTQ Individuals (Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)

As the upper Midwest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex regional community foundation, PFund Foundation recognizes that dedicated, connected, and supported generations of LGBTQIA leaders are central to the resilience and health of their communities.

Donor Name: PFund Foundation

States: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Scholarship

Deadline: 03/15/2022

Size of the Grant: $1,000 to $12,000


Their grant recipients embody courage, resilience and commitment to catalyzing and building communities where LGBTQIA people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility and isolation.

Their scholarship program awards LGBTQIA individuals for their commitment to leadership within LGBTQIA communities. Scholarships support bold leaders pursuing post-secondary academic programs as well as non-scholastic leadership development opportunities.

They award scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied individuals for their commitment to leadership within their communities. Individual grants support bold leaders pursuing academic programs (2- and 4-year institutions, universities, and colleges) and leadership development opportunities (certifications, credentials, leadership programs, training, etc.).

Funding Information

PFund Foundation’s scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000.


The following lists preferences that PFund Foundation has for scholarship applicants:

  • Applicants with a strong vision for making a social or political impact in LGBTQIA communities
  • Applicants serving, leading, and working for culture change in communities around LGBTQIA issues, recognizing that access to leadership opportunities can vary
  • Applicants of diverse backgrounds, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented communities and demographic groups
  • While applicants do not need to fit any of the preferences below, the selection committee will look more closely at applicants who are a part of one or more of these communities:
    • Indigenous, Black, People of Color; undocumented, first-generation, immigrant, and new Americans;
    • Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming people, and
    • LGBTQIA Individuals from North Dakota and South Dakota

Eligibility Criteria

  • Live in and/or attend a program/institution in their region
    • Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
  • Are a part of the LGBTQIA community
  • Enrolled in an academic program or institution in the fall and/or spring of 2022/2023
  • 17 years of age or older after June 1, 2022

For more information, visit Scholarships for LGBTQ Individuals.