The Tidal Wave Scholarship Fund



The Tidal Wave Scholarship Fund (TWSF) proudly provides financial scholarships to openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students, as well as to students of GLBT parents, who can demonstrate financial need, as well as a background of positive contribution to their local GLBT community.

These $1000 scholarships are one-time distributions but re-application is allowed for up to four years of undergraduate study. Scholarships are open for consideration to graduating high school seniors and to returning collegiate students up to age 23.

Award selection is based on academic credentials, with at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; an essay on how they feel their out-and-proud lifestyle will produce a positive effect in their future careers and endeavors; and two letters of recommendation. Final candidates may be required to participate in a short interview.


The TWSF application process will be administered by The Center, Orlando, FL’s GLBT Community Center and the financial auditing administered by Gecko CPA Firm in Winter Park, FL.

The application deadline is June 15 for the following fall semester. Applicants will be notified no later than the following August 1.

For more information and the application form, click here.