LGBTQA Alumni Scholarship

The following criteria must be met:
1. The recipient must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University.
2. Financial need is a consideration.
3. The recipient must have a minimum of a 3.00 grade point average.
4. Preference will be given to applicants who (i) demonstrate a commitment to the elimination of discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons; or (ii) have been socially marginalized principally by reason of sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity or gender expression regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity; or (iii) demonstrate or have demonstrated a commitment to increasing the level of tolerance, acceptance and respect of all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and (iv) demonstrate or have demonstrated a commitment to support the elimination of prejudice against LGBTQA students and individuals and to the advancement of the ideals of acceptance and diversity at EIU and the community at large.
5. The recipient shall be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate.
6. Factors that may be taken into account by the committee in making the award shall include:
a. Leadership roles of the applicant in organizations with goals and activities consistent with the commitments stated in section 4 above.
b. Individual risks to personal safety and financial security taken by the applicant in furtherance of applicant’s stated commitment.
c. Potential for the applicant to continue applicant’s commitment through public service or leadership in organizations with goals and activities consistent with the commitments referred to in Section 4 above.

This award is announced in the Spring and paid in the Fall semester.

Donor
LGBTQA Alumni Scholarship
Award
Varies
Department
University - General, Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Deadline
03/15/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a written statement demonstrating a commitment to the elimination of discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons; how you have been socially marginalized principally by reason of sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity or gender expression regardless of sexual orientation of gender identity; how you demonstrate or have demonstrated a commitment to increasing the level of tolerance, acceptance and respect of all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity; how you demonstrate or have demonstrated a commtment to support the elimination of prejudice against LGBTQA student and individuals and to the advancement of the ideals of acceptance and diversity at EIU and the community at large.