LGBTQ+ Center

Scholarships

LGBTQ+ Alumni Association Academic Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students at any IU campus based upon their academics, career goals, financial need, leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities, with consideration for involvement in activities raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

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Life in Full Color Scholarship

The Life in Full Color Scholarship supports an incoming freshman at IU Kokomo. Preference will be given to a self-identified LGBTQ+ student. The selected recipient may demonstrate financial challenges and/or have diverse cultural experiences. The scholarship may be renewed annually.

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LGBTQ+ Alumni Association Emergency Scholarship

No student should have to make the choice between their education and living their lives openly and honestly.

Indiana University’s LGBTQ+ Alumni Association’s Emergency Scholarship is open to undergraduate students at all campuses to assist those students who face the loss of financial support when they make the courageous decision to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity to their families.

This unique form of funding is available for either the fall or the spring semester, to any full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at any IU campus. Scholarships will be awarded to students based principally upon financial need, though career goals, community service, extracurriculars, and involvement in activities promoting diversity and raising awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and related issues may also be considered.  and applications have no deadline.

Prior to applying online, all applicants must contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine what other financial options are available, as well as the LGBTQ+ Center to discuss their financial situation.

Unless the student applicant elects to remain anonymous on the application form, all recipients must be willing to have their names, biographies and pictures published in various LGBTQ+ Alumni Association publications.

Awards are allocated on a semester basis, with a maximum award of $3,000 per semester. An individual student may not receive more than two scholarship awards, meaning that the maximum number of awards is two per student and the maximum amount payable to any one student is $6,000.

A scholarship application must be submitted for a semester only; an application for the entire academic year will not be considered. The number of emergency scholarships to be awarded for any semester will be pre-determined.

Having a center on campus for being part of the LGBTQ+ community is extremely amazing. As someone who never had the opportunity to be part of a group that accepted and held events for being LGBTQ+, these made me feel even more welcomed at IUK. Not to mention how much of a safe place the center is for me and other people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Sisi Croel, junior, psychology major

Become a proud alumnus!

The IU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Others Alumni Association is an active and vibrant organization of IU alumni and friends that serves to improve the quality of life for the LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni of IU on all eight campuses.

The association:

  • Sponsor educational activities;
  • Provide information on activities and events of interest to the IU LGBTQ+ community;
  • Provide networking and social opportunities;
  • Award academic and emergency scholarships to students;
  • Award grants to deserving students and student organizations;
  • Provide mentoring and support programs for IU students;
  • Advocate LGBTQ+ issues to the IU administration;
  • Assist the LGBTQ+ Culture Center in Bloomington; and
  • Keep members of our community informed of issues that affect us all

Questions? Suggestions? Email our board members, use our online contact form, or contact a member of our team.

Get together and stay informed

For more details about all our events and programs, visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for our monthly newsletter.

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All-gender restrooms

  • Hunt Hall: First floor, Rooms 135 and 137
  • Hunt Hall: Second floor, Rooms 207, 237, and 239
  • Main Building: First floor, Rooms 171 and 173
  • Main Building: Second floor, Rooms 294 and 296
  • Student Activities & Events Center: Room 102