The Application and Selection Process


Step 1: Apply Online

The application is available online October 11, 2022 and must be submitted by January 13, 2023 (5:00 PM PST). You will need a valid email to create an account. Once your account is created you can work on your application over several sessions.

Step 2: Semi-Finalist Selected

A team of community volunteers will individually review and rate each application on the basis of the evaluation criteria. Each team will select the individuals they feel best exemplify the selection criteria. These semi-finalists will be notified in mid-to-late March 2023 and will be asked Zoom or phone interview.

Step 3: Scholars Selected

A panel of volunteers will interview semi-finalists in early-April 2023. The volunteers will then make their selection as to who will be awarded a GSBA Scholarship. We introduce our scholars to the community at our annual Scholarship Awards Celebration in mid-May.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Pride Foundation also awards a variety of scholarships to LGBTQ+ students. They fund both undergraduate and graduate studies and accept applications from residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

More information about the Pride Foundation and their Scholarship Program can be found here.
Because of the collaboration between the GSBA Scholarship Fund and the Pride Foundation, you will only need to fill out one application form whether you are applying for a GSBA Scholarship Fund scholarship, Pride Foundation scholarship, or both.