Awards and Scholarships

LGBTQ* Resources Undergraduate Programming Internship Application

The undergraduate student programming internship opportunity is a formalized way for students to connect with the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, develop leadership and programming skills, create diverse campus connections, and explore issues related to gender and sexual orientation advocacy that impact campus belonging and inclusivity. Applicants must be fulltime undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky for the entirety of the academic year and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Interns will be expected to maintain a consistent 8 hour per week work schedule in the office during the regular academic terms. The internship will officially begin the Monday after move-in and end on the Friday of finals week; internship hours are not expected during University holidays and breaks. The internship can carry academic credit and is paid either through Federal Work-study or stipend of $2,200 for the academic year. Applications are accepted online in spring and include essay, resume submission and a letter of recommendation. A prompt to submit an online recommendation will be sent to the person the applicant indicates in their application. Interviews will be conducted in Spring. For more information, email LGBTQ@UKY.EDU.

Internship Application Requirements

  • Demographic Application
  • 1 reference
  • Essay
  • Program/Project proposal

 

Office of LGBTQ* Resources Administrative Intern

Interns in this position serve as Office of LGBTQ* Resources staff member who assists with general office duties including promotion, preparation and execution of office programs, events and workshops. In addition to participating in regular staff meetings, retreats and training. This position is only open to students who are eligible for Federal Work Study.

The application for this program is open until Monday, September 2nd. If you are interested in applying for this position the application can be located here (link here). Applicants will be notified by Monday, September 9th on the status of their application.

 

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. Applications are accepted March 1st - 31st each year.  Access the online application here. An email should be generated to the email indicated by the applicant as their recommender. For more information, email LGBTQ@UKY.EDU.

Endowed Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Demographic Information
  • 2 references
  • Essay
  • FAFSA

 

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.

Three $1,000 awards will be granted. 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 are accepted March 1st - 31st each year. Access the online application here. A prompt to submit an online recommendation will be sent to the person the applicant indicates in their application. For more information, email LGBTQ@UKY.EDU.

Grant Application Requirements

  • Demographic Information
  • 1 reference
  • Resume/CV
  • Research summary and description
  • Research Budget

 

References and Recommendations

References and recommendations for all awards and opportunity applications will be submitted online for the Spring 2019 application cycle. This form can be accessed by one of the following ways:

  • Upon submission of a student’s application a link will be sent to the email address entered for each recommender
  • A student can submit the names and emails of their recommenders to lgbtq@uky.edu and the office will contact the recommenders directly with a link to the form.
  • A recommender can email the Office of LGBTQ* Resources at lgbtq@uky.edu to obtain a link personally.

 

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

2018-2019 Recipients

College of Education, Undergraduate from Kentucky
College of Education, Undergraduate from Ohio
College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate from Kentucky 
College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate from Texas
College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate from New York
College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate from Michigan 
College of Business and Economics, Undergraduate from Kentucky 
College of Pharmacy, Undergraduate from Illinois 
College of Pharmacy, Undergraduate from Florida
College of Fine Arts, Undergraduate from Malaysia 

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”

2018-2019 Recipients

Mikaela Feroli, PhD Student in Gender and Women's Studies, College of Arts and Sciences 
Project Funded: “Experiences of Parents who Identify as Transgender" 

Kyle Simon, PhD Student in Developmental Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Project Funded: “How to Talk to Your Child about Sexual Identity" 

Zakary Clements, Ph.D. Student in Counseling Psychology, College of Education 
Project Funded: “Cultivating Positive Identity Development through Strengths-based Narratives from Transgender Individuals in Kentucky"