eQuality Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $6,000
Awards Available: 21

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative has fostered student leadership for more than 30 years. In 2020, our cumulative scholarship awards surpassed $1,600,000.


eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community.


In general, eligible students fall into one of these categories:

A) Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school or equivalent between 1 Jul 2015 and 30 Jun 2020;

B) Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete community college between 1 Jul 2015 and 30 Jun 2020;

C) Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited ADN or BSN RN program in California; or

D) Pursuing a graduate degree in another health care field at an accredited graduate school in California or as a California resident attending an accredited graduate school elsewhere in the United States


Scholarships may be used for post-secondary education at accredited institutions - colleges, universities, and trade schools. Some of the scholarships are specifically for nursing or graduate school.

How Many?

In 2020, eQuality awarded scholarships to 14 graduating high school seniors, two community college transfer students, one nursing student, and four graduate health care students. We expect to award a similar number of scholarships in 2021.

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"No Essay" Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the "No Essay" Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or...
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"No Essay" Smart Owl Scholarship - $7,000
To be eligible for the No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship: A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories B) You must be 16 years of age or older C) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered...
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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,050
The $25,050 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being: A) Earnest B) Determined C) Moving The scholarship...
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$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships...
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Niche 2K No Essay College Scholarship - $2,000
Niche is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school...
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