We provide educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity.

Our vision is for a more diverse and inclusive society with visible LGBTIQ+ role models.

The Foundation awards multi-year scholarships nationally to students aged between 17 and 26 to study at public higher education institutions in Australia to achieve educational or vocational qualifications in any profession, trade or the arts. 

We rely solely on donations combined with the passionate contributions of over 115 volunteers and three staff to deliver our program across the country. Your support will help to transform the lives of young scholars. The gift of education is one that impacts every aspect of a young person’s life and can sustainably enhance their future, and the contribution they make to our community.

We match our scholars with mentors who typically share the same academic and professional interests, gender identity and sexual orientation.

  • 89% of Pinnacle scholars achieve their academic goals
  • 95% of Pinnacle scholars feel academically supported
  • 93% of Pinnacle scholars feel more valued as a person 
  • 95% of Pinnacle scholars say a Pinnacle scholarship has improved their confidence.

The Foundation awards multi-year scholarships nationally to students aged between 17 and 26 to study at public higher education institutions in Australia to achieve educational or vocational qualifications in any profession, trade or the arts. Scholarships may also be awarded to complete year 12 schooling.