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Scholarships

Allies on Campus Scholarship Opportunities

Starting college presents many challenges to young people going out on their own for the first time. Often, LGBTQA+ students face additional barriers to college attendance. Many LGBTQA+ students at Utah State University have experienced loss of family financial support, loss of social support, and unstable living situations. It can be difficult for these students to seek the resources that allow them to stay in school. In recognition of these unique needs, Allies on Campus has created two opportunities to provide financial support to these students.

In Fall 2013, Allies on Campus created the LuAnn Helms Scholarship Fund. LuAnn Helms, the Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at USU, co-founded Allies on Campus in 2003 in recognition of the deep need for safe spaces for LGBTQA+ students. She served on the Steering Committee for the next ten years, providing superb leadership and sustained growth to Allies on Campus during her tenure. In recognition of her groundbreaking work for LGBTQA+ students on USU’s campus, Allies on Campus created this scholarship in her name. The LuAnn Helms Scholarship Fund will support emerging young leaders in the LGBTQA+ community who have a demonstrated need for financial support.

In 2015, the Allies on Campus Steering Committee created another funding opportunity for USU students. In our work with LGBTQA+ students, we realized that many students experience emergencies that require immediate assistance. This fund was created to raise money for students with urgent needs; for example, LGBTQA+ students who lose their housing, are fired from a job, or experience a sudden loss of family financial support as a result of coming out.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Starting college presents many challenges to young people going out on their own for the first time. Often, LGBTQA+ students face additional barriers to college attendance. Many LGBTQA+ students at Utah State University have experienced loss of family financial support, loss of social support, and unstable living situations. It can be difficult for these students to seek the resources that allow them to stay in school. In recognition of these unique needs, Allies on Campus has created two opportunities to provide financial support to these students.

Below, we have listed other scholarship opportunities for LGBTQA+ students. Please contact us if you know of a scholarship opportunity that should be listed here.