About the Ramblers Scholarship

Established in 2016, the Ramblers Scholarship supports student athletes pursuing an undergraduate education who self-identify publicly as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI), or as demonstrated and committed straight allies. Awardees will receive a one-time scholarship, paid directly to their school to cover tuition fees. Up to two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded publicly each summer. The application process is open annually from January 1 – June 1.

The application process entails:

  • Completed application form

  • Five (5) brief essays

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

  • List of relevant honors and extracurricular activities

  • Copy of official transcripts

An eligible applicant is:

  • An athlete (all sports and athletic activities qualify);

  • An open and self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex person; or a demonstrated and committed ally;

  • A graduating high school student who plans to attend a recognized undergraduate college or university in the United States OR is an already matriculated US undergraduate college student; and

  • Between the age of 15- and 21-years-old (depending on age at time of high school graduation)

The ideal scholarship candidate will:

  • Have a clearly described need for financial support;

  • Be significantly impacted by this scholarship;

  • Be able to articulate their personal and professional goals;

  • Be involved in extracurricular activities with demonstrated passion and commitment;

  • Show leadership in academics, extracurriculars, and/or athletics

  • Have a reasonable probability of completing their degree

  • Demonstrate an interest in community service, involvement, or volunteerism

Scholarship Deadline: 
Monday, June 1, 2020
Social Security Number Required?: 
Scholarship Type: 
Two Year
Four Year