Live Out Loud

Website: Live Out Loud


The Live Out Loud Young Trailblazers Scholarship awards $5,000 to three LGBTQ+ high-school seniors from the tri-state area that have demonstrated an impact in their school or community through their leadership and have demonstrated financial need. Through this program, LGBTQ+ high school seniors can apply for funds to pay for education-related expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program.

Applicants and scholarship winners will join our Live Out Loud Scholarship network to provide continued resources and support throughout their time in college.

Application Requirements
  • The award is open only to graduating high school seniors who identify as LGBTQ+.
  • Applicants must be planning to enroll in a university, college, technical/vocational school, or other post-secondary program. 
  • Applicants need to reside in the Tri-State area including New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
  • Applicants must send (a) the completed application form, (b) the required essay / other formatted responses, and (c) two letters of recommendation.
  • Finalists must participate in an individual virtual interview that will be scheduled during March.
  • Awards are given only to applicants approved by the Scholarship Committee based on the criteria above and outlined in this application.
Student Type
  • freshman
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

  • All applications should be submitted digitally, using this Google Form
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.  
Contact Information

lease direct any questions to Live Out Loud’s Educational Program Manager, Marilena Rocco.