LGBTQIA+ Scholarships at the University of Kansas

Applications for 2019-2020 open March 12, 2019
 

LGBTQ Community Leadership Scholarship — The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is administering the award process for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Community Leadership Scholarship Fund. The fund is specifically for undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus who have demonstrated support of the LGBTQ community, have financial need, have demonstrated academic excellence, and who will be enrolled at the University of Kansas in 2019-2020. Applicant(s) are eligible to receive up to $1000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The funds will be distributed in equal amounts for both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funds on an annual basis. Students should apply here.


Chad A. Leat Scholarship — The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is administering the award process for the Chad A. Leat Student Scholarship Fund.  The fund is specifically for undergraduates at the University of Kansas, Lawrence campus who can demonstrate financial need and a commitment to fostering multiculturalism on campus.  A minimum of two selected applicants are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in scholarship funds for the 2019-2020 academic school year.  The funds will be distributed in equal amounts for both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. This scholarship will be considered for renewal upon yearly re-application.Students should apply here.


Damon Kiley Meeker Scholarship — The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is administering the award process for the Damon Kiley Meeker Scholarship Fund. This fund will be used to provide renewable scholarships to undergraduate students at the University of Kansas. Preference will be given to freshmen with a GPA of 2.7 or higher who demonstrate a commitment to, or involvement in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Applicant(s) are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in scholarship funds for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The funds will be distributed in equal amounts for both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters pending the applicant’s enrollment schedule. This scholarship will be considered for renewal upon yearly re-application. Students should apply here.

 

Mark G. Noller Scholarship--The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is administering the award process for the Mark G. Noller Scholarship Fund.  The fund is used to provide one or more academic year scholarships for undergraduate and/or graduate students, including enrolling freshmen, who exhibit academic merit and financial need at the University of Kansas.  Preference is given to students who have exhibited exceptional courage, leadership and achievement as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. The donor expresses a particular passion for support of LGBTQIA+ students who have endured hardship.  Selected applicant(s) will be eligible to receive scholarship funds for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students should apply here.

Additional LGBTQIA+ Scholarships:


Stephanie K. Blackwood Scholarship— Students admitted to the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications are eligible to apply for the Stephanie K. Blackwood Scholarship. The fund shall be used to provide scholarships for students with academic merit and financial need. Students must also demonstrate civic and/or community engagement. A preference is for students who self-identify as members of the LGBTQ community. Students should apply at ku.academicworks.com by December 1. The application, titled “School of Journalism Undergraduate Scholarship Application,” will be used for consideration for all journalism scholarships. Funds will be distributed in equal amounts for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.


J.L. Cleland GLBTQIA Non-Discrimination Scholarship— The J.L. Cleland GLBTQIA Non-Discrimination Scholarship was established to help eliminate hatred, violence, and bigotry against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people. The scholarship provides financing for the college education of incoming freshman at KU who have experienced discrimination, bullying, and/or violence based on their GLBTQIA identities; or for students who have exhibited support for GLBTQIA persons. Eligibility: Preference for rural Kansas high school students, incoming freshman, and students intending to major in education. How to apply: Applicants must submit an essay demonstrating their commitment to fostering non-discrimination toward GLBT persons and/or to their commitment to and involvement in the GLBTQIA community. Students should apply at ku.academicworks.com by February 1.

Instructions for applying on Academic Works:

  • Navigate to ku.academicworks.com.
  • Click the red sign in button at the top left.
  • Sign in with your KU credentials.
  • Complete the General Application if you have not done so yet.  It is simply typing your name and today’s date.
  • Copy and paste the links to the appropriate scholarship(s) into your address bar.
  • Click the red apply button at the bottom right corner.
  • Complete and submit your application
 

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