QT Scholarships at the University of Kansas


Applications for 2022-2023

March 14 - April 24, 2022

The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity is honored to be the steward of four QT-centered scholarships which range between $1,000 and $5,000 in non-renewable awards. Please select the link below to learn more about these scholarships and to submit an application. The deadline to submit a scholarship application for the 2022-2023 academic year is April 24, 2022.

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 the upcoming year. Applicant(s) are eligible to receive up to $1000 in scholarships. The funds will be distributed in equal amounts for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funds on an annual basis.

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 upcoming academic school year.  The funds will be distributed in equal amounts for both the Fall and Spring semesters. This scholarship will be considered for renewal upon yearly re-application.

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 who are natural born US citizens in the STEM field. 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 upcoming academic school year. The funds will be distributed in equal amounts for both the Fall and Spring semesters pending the applicant’s enrollment schedule. This scholarship will be considered for renewal upon yearly re-application.

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 upcoming academic year.

 

*Note* All criteria for the scholarships were set by the donors of the funds. SGD values are not in alignment with all criteria, namely criteria that exclude underrepresented identities. For questions or concerns, please email sgd@ku.edu

Additional KU QT Scholarships

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 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 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

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.