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. 

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Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarship

The Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarship supports sophomores, juniors, and seniors studying at IU Bloomington. A preference is given to students who identify as LGBTQ+ and students must have a demonstrated financial need and be in good academic standing. The Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarships honors the many years at IU in which Bill supported students, faculty, and staff in examining the complex issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, religious bias, racism, and sexual harassment.

To apply for the Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarship, complete the IU Scholarship Application in your One.IU account.

Hannah Wilson Memorial Service Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Hannah's friends with the blessing of her family in order to continue to keep Hannah's legacy alive at Indiana University. Hannah was a college senior two weeks away from graduating when her life was tragically taken. Hannah received her degree posthumously in Psychology and had planned to go to graduate school to pursue a career in counseling for the LGTBQ+ community. Hannah was a fierce ally of the LGBTQ+ community and volunteered at the LGBTQ+ Center during her time at IU. Funds from this account will be used to support scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a degree in Counseling, Sexual Health, Psychology or a field dedicated to helping others and represent LGBTQ+ interests through involvement on the Bloomington Campus.

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James D. Fielding Student Advocate Training Award 

The James D. Fielding Student Advocacy & Leadership Award will provide preference to training and development activities on LGBTQ+ issues with the ultimate goal of building future leaders and advocates for civil and human rights. The Award makes possible and accessible, training and development activities for full-time undergraduate or graduate students, Indiana University students from any campus.

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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.

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.

Jennifer C. Hunt Family Scholarship

Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled on the Indiana University Bloomington campus and are in need of funds and support to attain their educational goals. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. The Donor has a preference for LGBTQ students who are no longer receiving financial support from their parents after coming out as LGBTQ.

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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. 

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