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Awards and Scholarships

UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources Scholarships

The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources, a part of the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Diversity, announces its second annual cycle of scholarships available to currently enrolled full-time students. These awards will be made to help defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books, education abroad, and other expenses related to the recipient’s academic pursuits at the university. These awards are made possible by gifts to the UK LGBTQ* Endowment Scholarship Fund. Initially created by Drs. Keisa and Amanda Fallin-Bennett—two generous alums devoted to empowering student success—this fund seeks to support Wildcats who are committed to completing a degree at the university. Additional funds are provided by the UK Feast on Equality program

Multiple awards of up to $2,000 will be granted. 2017-18 applications will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5pm. For additional information on these scholarships and to access the application packet CLICK HERE!

 

Graduate and Professional Student LGBTQ* Research Grants

The University of Kentucky’s Graduate School and Office of LGBTQ* Resources announces its annual cycle of graduate research grants to currently enrolled full time graduate and professional students. These one-time grants will be awarded to fulltime graduate and professional students to support research and/or professional development related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and/or intersectional approaches to identity. The goal of the UK Graduate and Professional Student LGBTQ* Research Grants is to support and promote LGBTQ* scholarship that advances knowledge and fosters an inclusive University of Kentucky community. These awards are made possible by a collaboration between the University of Kentucky’s Graduate School and Office of LGBTQ* Resources.

Two $1,500 awards will be granted for the 2017-18 academic year. These awards will be made to help defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books, education abroad, and other expenses related to the recipient’s academic pursuits at the university. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5pm. For additional information on these scholarships and to access the application packet CLICK HERE!

 

LGBTQ* Resources Endowed Scholarship Recipients

2016-2017 Recipients

College of Engineering, Undergraduate from Georgia
College of Communication and Information, Undergraduate from Grant County, Kentucky

2017-2018 Recipients

College of Engineering, Undergraduate from Georgia
College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate from Ohio
College of Agriculture, Undergraduate from Georgia
College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate from Fayette County, Kentucky
College of Business and Economics, Undergraduate from Harlan County, Kentucky

Graduate and Professional Student LGBTQ* Research Grants
Given through a partnership with LGBTQ* Resources and the Graduate School

2017-2018 Recipients

Marc Guest, PhD Student in Gerontology, College of Public Health
Project Funded: “A Needs Assessment of Kentucky’s Older LGBTQ* Populations: Identifying Community Strengths and Opportunities”

Sophonie Bazile, PhD Student in Geography, College of Arts and Sciences
Project Funded: “Queer Haitian Women in the Rural South”

Holly Brown, PhD Student in Counseling Psychology, College of Education
Project Funded: “Gatekeeping Systems for Transgender Healthcare”