LGBT* Center Administered Scholarships
The LGBT* Center is responsible for administering two scholarships:
Please click on the links above for the scholarship information and application documents. Students who apply for either scholarship should complete the UNI Scholarship Application and submit required materials by the final consideration date of February 1, 2018. (Please note these scholarships have been extended beyond the January 15th deadline)
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 two scholarships:
- Agathon Fellowship: $1,000 for students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to and have an active role in the support of LGBT issues. Apply by March 1, 2018.
- Frances L. Webster Scholarship: $500 for students who are academically involved with Women's and Gender Studies or SWAG classes. Apply by March 1, 2018.
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. Other scholarships include:
- Iowa's Matthew Shepard Scholarship through the Eychaner Foundation
- Transgender Youth Scholarship (due December 25, 2018)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Gilchrist 105.