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our vision

Diverse leaders who have the vision, compassion and capability to solve global issues and secure human rights for all

our mission

To invest in the education of a diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students who have the capacity and vision to be the next generation of leaders working to create a better world for all.

"Receiving scholarships through GSBA was so much more than financial support; the scholarship program provided me with a community that shaped who I have become, and all that I am working to pursue as an individual.” 

–Jenny Kinder, 2006-2010 GSBA Scholar

In the Spotlight

  • Lane Kaiser

    2015 Scholarship Recipient

    Lane is currently working towards his Bachelor’s at Portland State University's School of Social Work. As a transgender man from a military town, Lane understands all too well the hardships that LGBT youth experience. Like many trans youth, he has overcome financial hardship, harassment, and discrimination. After completing his degree, Lane will work on an accredited level to continue his current work helping marginalized youth access systems and obtain social justice.

  • Eric King

    2015 Scholarship Recipient

    Eric is currently a junior at the University of Washington in the School of Public Health. Throughout the past two years Eric has gained research experience in the Department of Neurological Surgery focusing on glioblastoma. At a young age Eric experienced several health disparities, and through his public health education he plans to advocate for increased health access for marginalized populations in the battle against the health inequality crisis.

  • Laura Yanez

    2015 Scholarship Recipient


    Laura came from Colombia to the U.S. six years ago with her family and is currently pursuing an associate’s degree in human services at Highline College. She is an advocate for immigrants, Adult Basic Education (ABE) students, English as Second Language (ESL) students, the LGBTQ community and those whose voices are oppressed. Laura wants to become a college dean for student programs and a national keynote speaker to inspire and impact college students’ lives.

Scholarship Partners

  • Microsoft
  • Alaska Airlines
  • 1st Security Bank
  • RBC
  • PWC