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The USA Lacrosse LGBTQ+ Inclusion Scholarship provides financial support and hope to student-athletes who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBTQ+ issues. This scholarship is designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in lacrosse.

Recipient Obligation

  • Recipient’s name, image and essay may be published in a USA Lacrosse publication or digital platform.
  • Recipient is required to provide official enrollment documentation for part-time or full-time enrollment at a community college (2 year degree track) or a college/university (4 year degree track). Failure to do so will result in retraction of said scholarship. 


  • Complete scholarship application form. Be a United States Citizen or be a legal immigrant.
  • Be graduating from high school in the year they apply for a scholarship. -Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States.
  • Documented leadership, support, or involvement in organizations, activities, or issues that promote awareness and acceptance of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (LGBTQ+) community. 

Application Requirements

  • A personal essay on how your sexual orientation or gender identity has impacted your athletics, personal life, and school life. (1,000 word max)
  • Provide at least 1 letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Include official high school transcript with proof of good academic standing. Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Proof of acceptance to a college/university is required. 


  • The scholarship application is currently closed. The submission of applications for the LGBTQ+ Scholarship will re-open in 2024. Thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to securing financial support for your education. You can stay updated through this website for further announcements about the scholarship. We look forward to receiving your applications in 2024.