2023 Scholars Celebration


Scholarship & Education Fund


Invest in Tomorrow's Leaders

GSBA supports LGBTQ+ and allied students who demonstrate 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 debt, and involve themselves in community activities.

This is a community effort! With a GSBA scholarship, we are supporting students with their educational pursuits, who will in turn lead an equitable future. We need you to join us in supporting tomorrow’s leaders today.

GSBA Guarantee

The Guarantee is our commitment to the ongoing funding of our scholars. Every scholar who has met certain criteria is eligible for up to four years of scholarship funding.

This commitment to our scholars’ success and eventual graduation helps support our future leaders in a way that few programs are able to do.

About The GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund

The GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund awards scholarships to LGBTQ+ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. Founded in 1991, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund has invested almost $6 million in 535 scholars.



million invested in LGBTQ+ and allied students since 1991.




of GSBA Scholars have graduated (compared to 60% nationally)


of GSBA Scholars with 3+ years of funding have earned a degree


of scholars have obtained post-graduate degrees


different areas of study have been pursued by GSBA Scholars

Scholarship and Education Fund Sponsors

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    "Being a GSBA Scholar has enabled me to change my own life, on my own terms. The social and financial support I’ve received has followed me on the path I make for myself. Without an obligation to pursue a particular major, my education—and my life—has been able to evolve freely."

    Casey Williams, 2022 Scholar


    Help sustain the continuing support that is so vital to the success of our mission.




    The premier LGBTQ+ gala in Washington State! The proceeds from this glamorous, not-to-be-missed event benefit the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund, the oldest LGBTQ+ scholarship fund in the U.S.  We are currently accepting contributions of items and expieriences to be auctioned off in our silent and live auction. Your donation will provide visibility for your business and show your community that you support LGBTQ+ & allied students who believe in equality for all. Your donations will receive prominent virtual visibility at the event, as well as on our auction website and in email marketing for the event.

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    The GSBA Scholars Celebration

    Since 1991, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund has invested over $5 million in the best and brightest LGBTQ+ and allied students by awarding educational scholarships and leadership training. This inspirational evening is your opportunity to meet our future leaders.

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