Scholarship Opportunities

LGBTQ+ Alumni Association Academic Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to students based on 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.

To apply for an academic scholarship, complete the IU Scholarship Application in your One.IU account. Application is open from Oct. 1–March 10 for the following academic year.

LGBTQ+ Emergency Scholarship 

This scholarship ensures that students are not forced to choose between their education at IU and living life openly and honestly. Undergraduate students who find themselves in need of financial support to reach their educational goals because they have been cut off from family support after coming out can apply for an LGBTQ+ Alumni Association emergency scholarship for either the fall or spring semester of the academic year. Applications for emergency scholarships have no deadline. 

Apply for an emergency scholarship

James D. Fielding Student Advocate Training Award 

Do you consider yourself an advocate for LGBTQ+ people and issues? Are you interested in developing leadership skills in this area? If so, you may qualify for funding to attend and/or lead a workshop, seminar, or conference aimed at developing leadership and advocacy skills.

Learn about the Fielding Student Advocacy and Leadership Fund

The Jeffery Haynes Hillis LGBTQ+ Scholarship

The Jeffery Haynes Hillis LGBTQ+ Scholarship will be awarded to one full-time LGBTQ+ student from the Bloomington campus. The recipient will demonstrate leadership on LGBTQ+ issues on campus and/or in the community. The recipient selected may demonstrate financial hardship, be from a diverse background, or identify as a member of an underrepresented population.

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Judy and Inez Reece Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Wellness

The Reece Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Wellness is designated to support self-identified trans students, self-identified LGBQ+ students, and students who have volunteered or advocated for LGBTQ+ issues at IU Bloomington. 

Learn about the Judy and Inez Reece Scholarship

LGBTQ+ Alumni Association

The LGBTQ+ Alumni Association is an active and vibrant organization of IU alumni and friends committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni on each of IU’s campuses.

Learn more about the alumni association

Giving Back

The LGBTQAA Scholarship Campaign is designed to change the lives of LGBTQ+ students with scholarship opportunities and enriching programs. You can contribute by making a tax-deductible gift today. 

Give back to the LGBTQ+