Are you a LGBTQ+ student or prospective student, who is interested in additional financial resources to attend Kenyon? If so, there are a variety of national and regional scholarship opportunities that are available at various points throughout the year.
Explore various national scholarship opportunities for LGBTQ+ students below. Opportunities are available for prospective, new and/or returning students at Kenyon.
Better Brothers LA, an organization that supports the Black LGBTQ+ community in Southern California, provides a national scholarship opportunity to assist with purchasing textbooks. Their book scholarship opens each fall, and awards are made in the early spring term. Amounts range from $500 to $1,500 for each recipient. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the Better Brothers LA website.
GAPA provides a national scholarship for new and/or returning college students, who are involved in Asian/Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ activism. Amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000 for each recipient, and these funds can also be used for study abroad opportunities. Their scholarship application closes in June of each year. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the GAPA website.
The LEAGUE Foundation provides a national scholarship for graduating high school seniors, who will be entering college. They offer multiple scholarships with varying award amounts each year. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the LEAGUE Foundation website.
NOGLSTP provides two, annual scholarships for students enrolled in STEM fields. One of these two scholarships will be granted in the amount of $5,000 to an undergraduate student, and the funds may go towards a students educational and/or research costs. This opportunity is only available to students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate work. Their scholarship application closes in June of each year. For more information about eligibility, visit the NOGLSTP website.
The Point Foundation is one of the nation’s largest annual LGBTQ+ scholarship fund, and they award multiple scholarships for student across the country each year. The average individual amount for a scholarship from the Point Foundation is $10,000, and their scholarship application opens in November. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the Point Foundation website.
PFLAG hosts a national scholarship program for graduating high school seniors, who have applied to an accredited college. While the amounts for their scholarship vary, they also offer chapter specific opportunities throughout the state as well. This application will re-open in the near future, and applications are due in the spring term. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the PFLAG website.
The Stonewall Community Foundation currently hosts multiple scholarship opportunities for students across the country. Their Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship provides support between $1,500 to $3,000 for incoming and/or returning students. The application will re-open soon, and you simply need to join their email listserv to learn more about the forthcoming application cycle. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the Stonewall Community Foundation website.
Explore various regional scholarship opportunities for LGBTQ+ students in Ohio listed below. Opportunities are available for prospective, new and/or returning students at Kenyon.
This LGBT community center offers an annual Pride Scholarship for students who are residents of Ohio. While they select one scholarship recipient per year, applicants can continue to apply annually. This scholarship will re-open in the near future, and applications are due in the spring term. For more information about eligibility criteria, visit the community center's website.
The ODEI recognizes that there are many unique scholarship opportunities available for LGBTQ+ students. If you are a current LGBTQ+ Kenyon student and would like to discuss how to craft a strong scholarship application to support your academic career, please contact ODEI Assistant Director Timothy Bussey at firstname.lastname@example.org. From there, we can assist you with crafting a strong personal narrative, identifying and approaching faculty and staff for recommendation letters, managing time commitments for applications and more.
For additional information about national scholarship and fellowship opportunities, you may also contact Thomas Hawks, director of the Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships, at email@example.com.