The GSBA Scholarship Fund

The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. Founded in 1991, the GSBA Scholarship Fund has awarded over 650 scholarships totaling over $3 million.

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.

Vision

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


The GSBA Guarantee

The Guarantee is our commitment to the ongoing funding of our undergraduate scholars. Every scholar who has met certain criteria is eligible for up to four years of undergraduate scholarship funding. This commitment to our scholars’ success and eventual graduation helps support our future leaders in a way that few programs are able to do. We ask our donors to consider also making ongoing commitments to help sustain the continuing support that is so vital to the success of our mission.



GSBA Blog Scholarship Fund Posts

Staff Profile: Tristen Gardner

by Jason Dittmer, Director of Marketing & Communications
| Nov 18, 2017

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, Development Officer, joined the GSBA staff in September. Tristen is the primary point of contact for all donors and reaches out to individuals who are interested in investing in the GSBA Scholarship Fund. In addition, Tristen is developing a program for engagement with past scholars.

“I used to play with the Seattle Quake Rugby team but nowadays support them off the field. I also am a huge supporter of Planned Parenthood and believe in everyone’s right to access and receive birth control and safe sex options. Currently however, when I am not working I am pursuing my Masters in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University.”

Before coming to GSBA, Tristen worked with the Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental scientist. He specialized in hazardous waste cleanups and enforcement. His favorite part of that job was working with and educating at-risk communities on the perils of environmental contaminants and assisting community members in ways that they and their families can feel safe.