Gender & Sexuality Services

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Gender & Sexuality Services Administered Scholarships
Gender & Sexuality Services is responsible for administering the Rainbow Fund Scholarship.

Please click on the links above for the scholarship information and application documents. Students who apply for scholarships should complete the UNI Scholarship Application and submit required materials by the final consideration date of January 15, 2021. 

Other On-Campus Scholarships

We encourage UNI students to use the UNI Scholarship Application to apply for scholarships. A few other LGBTQ-specific scholarships are available on this application. To be considered, please mark your identity as an LGBTQ student in the demographic information.

The Women's and Gender Studies Program also hosts the Agathon Fellowship$1,000 for students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to and have an active role in the support of LGBT issues. 


Off-Campus Scholarships

Students may also be interested in looking at LGBTQ-specific scholarships available on the national level. The largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students is the Point Foundation, which awards over 80 scholarships each year.  


Financial Aid 

Some of concerns facing the LGBTQ community include barriers and complications with name or gender changes, the need for dependent override on the FAFSA, and possibilities fo being deadnamed during financial aid appointments. Our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is supportive of LGBTQ-identifying students. To contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships please call (319)273-2799, e-mail, or stop by Gilchrist 105.