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Transgender college scholarship

Helping Transgender Students Attain Their Education Goals

Attaining a good education is critical to the long term success of transgender individuals. Unfortunately, trans students are often unable to access a college education due to financial disadvantages.

At Eastern PA Trans Equity Project we are changing that by providing a minimum of one college scholarship to a new or returning transgender college student each year.

Our Transgender College Scholarship helps students cover the cost of tuition, housing, books, housing, and meals so that transgender students can focus on what’s important – building a great future for themselves.

Applicants must meet the following elibibility critera for their application to be considered:

  • Must identify as transgender or gender nonbinary
  • Must be a resident of the Eastern PA Trans Equity Project service area*
  • Must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college or trade school
  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better (Scholarship will be paid in two increments of $1,250 per semester).

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Spring Semester: December 15
  • Fall Semester: April 30

Have questions? Contact us for more information on our scholarships for transgender students!

* Eligible applicants for our transgender college scholarship must have a permanent or home residence in the Eastern PA Trans Equity Project Service Area which currently consists of Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.


Learn More About Our Transgender Programs

While our grants for gender affirming prosthetics and garments may be all you need today, be sure to explore the other transgender programs we offer to gender-diverse people.

The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project (EPTEP) serves transgender and gender diverse people throughout eastern Pennsylvania including the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. This includes the Cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and more.

We provide supportive services including Transgender Support Groups, Legal Name Change Assistance, Scholarship Programs, Educational Programs, and Emergency Assistance to people in Lehigh County, Northampton County, Monroe County, Carbon County, Schuylkill County and other areas of Pennsylvania.

If you would like more information about our services or to have an EPTEP member speak at one of your events, please contact us today!