As a transgender Full Time college student, I have found that going to my local GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) and/or LGBTQ+ club/organization helps directly with questions such as this. Yes, there are scholarships that are specifically geared for those within the LGBTQ+ community such as those found on www.pointfoundation.org and www.afsusa.org/Scholarships for example. However to answer your question about the diversity at college, I personally do not feel as if colleges specifically look to administrate you based off of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Being prejudice against someone's gender identity, for example, during the admissions process, is a form of discrimination and is against equality rights. For further information, please check out: https://www.hrc.org/resources/applying-to-college-as-an-lgbt-student
Khristian recommends the following next steps:
- Apply to scholarships that you feel you can benefit from based off of you gender identification as well as LGBTQ+ personal history.
- Check out colleges that you feel would make your college experience worth it, not just based off of, but capable of making you feel welcomed for you gender identification and LGBTQ+