The LGBT Equity Scholarship is an annual award presented by the LGBT Equity Center at the end of each academic year. Applications for the 2012 award are due March 30, 2012.
The LGBT Equity Scholarship is financed by the LGBT Scholarship Fund and consists of a single $1,500 award. The recipient must be a full time student at the University of Maryland, College Park, who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting civil rights for and preventing discrimination against LGBT people.
Students may be undergraduate or graduate, but must be full-time during the current semester. One of the objectives of the scholarship is to encourage students to continue their formal education; therefore, spring graduates would typically not receive the award. Exceptions to being full time or a spring graduate may be considered, but must be justified.
To apply, you must submit a short statement (maximum of 2 pages, double spaced) outlining your qualifications for the scholarship. You must also submit an unofficial transcript and at least one letter of recommendation. Submit your materials to Dr. Luke Jensen, 2218 Marie Mount Hall or to [log in to unmask] no later than March 30.
The LGBT Scholarship Fund also provides emergency support for students in financial need because of sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. For more information about emergency support, contact Dr. Luke Jensen at [log in to unmask]