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LGBT Resource Center Scholarships

The LGBT Resource Center awards scholarships to students (undergraduate or graduate) every Spring semester with funding provided by our generous donors. These awards recognize outstanding students who are committed to supporting LGBTQIA+ communities. Amount of awards are typically $2,000-$3,500.  

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible for our scholarships a student must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled University of Utah student (undergraduate or graduate) OR an incoming student who has completed at least one semester at another university or college.
  • Must have and maintain cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. 
  • Financial need will be considered in selection process. Awardees will be required to complete a FAFSA process to have scholarship awarded. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 
  • Awardees will be required to complete HB 144 affidavit to have scholarship awarded. Our scholarships are available to undocumented/DACA students who have graduated from a Utah high school as well as international students. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 
  • Past LGBT RC scholarship awardees are welcome to reapply. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. 

U Alumni Trans Futures Scholarship


We are proud to partner with U Alumni to offer the U Alumni Trans Futures Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to advancing the interests of trans communities (including interests of people who identify as transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, and/or other non-cisgender identities). Preference will be given to students who provide nuanced understandings of the challenges faced by trans individuals and who can demonstrate a strong personal investment in supporting trans communities. Award amount is $3,000. 

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the U Alumni Trans Futures Scholarship, a student must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Utah OR an incoming undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester at another university or college.
  • Must articulate nuanced understandings of the challenges faced by trans individuals and demonstrate a strong personal investment in supporting trans communities in the present and the future.  
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  
  • Preference given to students who are Juniors or Seniors and nearing the completion of their degree program.  
  • Financial need will be considered in selection process. Awardees will be required to complete a FAFSA process to have scholarship awarded. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 
  • Awardees will be required to complete HB 144 affidavit to have scholarship awarded. Our scholarships are available to undocumented/DACA students who have graduated from a Utah high school as well as international students. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 

U Alumni Community Care Scholarship

We are proud to partner with U Alumni to offer the U Alumni Community Care Scholarship. This scholarship supports students who have lost family or community support due to their gender and/or sexual identity. The goal of this scholarship is support students in persisting to graduation and achieving their goals even after a life-changing event, and in turn to benefit LGBTQIA+ communities thorough the ways that scholarship recipients plan to give back to such communities. Award amount is $3,000. 

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the U Alumni Community Care Scholarship, a student must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Utah OR an incoming undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester at another university or college. 
  • Must explain how student has experienced a loss of family and/or community support that has created financial hardship.
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting LGBTQIA+ communities in the present and the future.  
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  
  • Preference given to students who are Juniors or Seniors and nearing the completion of their degree program.  
  • Financial need will be considered in selection process. Awardees will be required to complete a FAFSA process to have scholarship awarded. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 
  • Awardees will be required to complete HB 144 affidavit to have scholarship awarded. Our scholarships are available to undocumented/DACA students who have graduated from a Utah high school as well as international students. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office. 

How to Apply for Our Scholarships

Applications for the above scholarships will open January 4, 2021. Check back here for links to apply, to review full application requirements, and to complete the online application via the University of Utah online scholarship website. Students are encouraged to apply for all of the above scholarships for which they are eligible. Applications are due by Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:59pm MST.

Questions about our scholarships may be directed to lgbtrc@sa.utah.edu or 801-587-7973


Scholarship Resources at the University of Utah

These resources are not meant to be comprehensive, but instead a a guide to some scholarships that are available for University of Utah students. If you have questions, please contact us at lgbtrc@sa.utah.edu.


 National Scholarships & Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

These resources are not meant to be comprehensive, but instead a a guide to some scholarships, fellowships, and other resources that are available specifically for LGBTQIA+ students.

 

Last Updated: 11/19/20