Invest in Tomorrow's Leaders

GSBA supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students who have the vision and the ability to truly make a difference in the world. With a GSBA scholarship, students are able to focus more wholly on their academic pursuits. With the financial burden lightened, they are able to work one less job, avoid going into student loan debt, and involve themselves in community activities.

This is a community effort. We are giving these students the gift of education, and they are giving us a future full of hope and equality. We encourage you to join us in supporting tomorrow’s leaders today.

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Leadership Matching Fund

The GSBA Leadership Matching Fund (LMF) is an ongoing fund established by the GSBA Board with  their 100% participation and support. The LMF is  primarily intended to be used at our annual scholarship fundraiser, the TASTE of GSBA, during the Fund-a-Scholar portion of the evening. This matching fund helps inspire others to give more by knowing that they are essentially doubling their investment in our future scholar leaders. Contributing to the Leadership Matching Fund is  an especially  great way for supporters who are unable to attend the TASTE but who wish  have a positive impact on the fundraising efforts of the evening. Anyone may contribute to the LMF.  and all contributions are acknowledged in our annual report.


Ruby Slipper Club

The Ruby Slipper Club is the major donor club of the GSBA Scholarship Fund. Ruby Slipper Club members demonstrate their support for the Scholarship Fund by making a significant gift of $1000 or more per year. The GSBA holds an annual Ruby Slipper Club reception for major donors as a thank you and to report on the growth of the Fund and it’s programs. Ruby slipper members also receive a ruby slipper pin that identifies them as a major donor.

The Emerald Jewels of the GSBA Scholarship Fund are those donors who have given a one-time gift or pledge to the Fund of $10,000 or more. This amount represents a significant contribution to our ability to support our future leaders. Emerald Jewels receive an invitation to the annual donor reception, an emerald pin that identifies them as a major donor and are acknowledged in our annual report.


“The GSBA offered support that I didn’t get from my family, and it means a lot because I was both emotionally and financially supported by GSBA.  It was comforting to have consistent people in my life rooting for me and supporting me.”

                -Jessica Warmbo, four-year GSBA Scholar


“I cannot put into words how grateful I feel for this scholarship. We are right in the middle of choosing a college and this money has opened up doors that were not previously possible. I'm still in a state of shock. Thank you so much for making this possible.”

                -Miles French, 2014 GSBA Scholar


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GSBA Scholarship Fund
400 East Pine Suite 322
Seattle, WA 98122