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LOUD Scholarships
The Best Acronym Since OMG

The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian 2SLGBTQ+ community. We believe that by supporting the development of students that possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.

LOUD stands for Leadership, Opportunity, Unity & Diversity. 

When the Foundation first started, we gave away two LOUD Scholarships of $2000 and one Little Sister's Bookstore Scholarship of $1000. 

We have gradually been able to increase our impact with the help of donations, legacy gifts and sponsorship.

2020 is a special year. With so many cutbacks we decided that the need is even greater. Most of our partners were able to agree.

So for 2020, we increased the amount to $2500 each, and granted TWENTY students!

In 2021 we granted 21 deserving students, and are currently raising funds for 2022.  Join us.

The Fine Print


You must be enrolled and about to begin studies, currently studying, or have completed your program in the last 12 months in a recognized, Canadian post-secondary education institution.

You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, conventional refugee or refugee claimant (please note that students attending school on a student visa are not eligible for this award).


Each applicant must:

  • Write a letter of intent of no more than 1,000 words detailing why you should be the recipient of this award (all media accepted) including your financial need and how this scholarship would address that need. Please note: Applications from all provinces are welcomed but preference will be given to BC applicants or those whose present or future work will, in some way, benefit the BC LGBTQ+ community.
  • Provide a copy of your most recent transcripts and proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution (once you receive it).
  • Provide two letters of reference (one of them from a faculty members or instructor). The reference should be no more than two pages long and outline your involvement in local diversity initiatives and your likelihood of success in your post-secondary career. At least one reference must be from the applicant's school.
  • Complete the application form and send in the supporting materials by mail by the deadline.
  • Be available for a brief interview by telephone and to accept the award at the annual gala.


The decision of the selection committee is final and is not subject to appeal.

Award money will be released only after proof of enrollment has been provided.


Scholarships will be handed out at the Awards Gala in late spring. (or not due to Covid-19)

Applications open annually in November. All aspects of applications must be received or postmarked by 31 January each year.

Students, please also consider signing up for our email newsletter or following us on social media. We'd love to stay in touch.
Thank you for improving our communities in your own special way. Keep up the good work!


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