UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources Offers First Annual Scholarship


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 10, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources is offering its first annual scholarships to currently enrolled full-time students. There are multiple $1,000 awards for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016.

This award was created to help ease the cost of tuition, room and board, books, education abroad, and other expenses related to the recipient’s academic journey at the university. The scholarship is available because of gifts to the UK LGBTQ* Endowment Scholarship Fund.

The fund was originally created by Keisa and Amanda Fallin-Bennett, two generous alumnae devoted to encouraging student success. The scholarship seeks to support UK students who are committed to earning a degree from the university. 

“This scholarship represents a significant new opportunity for our students that continues to raise the profile of some of the important diversity and inclusion work that is happening on campus,” said Lance Poston, director of UK LGBTQ* Resources. “These endowed scholarships also show the power of alumni engagement and generosity in promoting the success of new generations of Wildcats.”

To apply for this scholarship opportunity, students should complete and turn in the application to Blazer Hall room 302; electronic applications will not be accepted. Students should also supply two letters of recommendations, documentation of financial need in the form of FAFSA, and an essay explaining connections between a student’s identities and their goals at the university.

All full-time students are welcome to compete for this scholarship, including individuals who are a part of the LGBTQ* community and those who are not. Award decisions will be announced in late April.

For additional information on these scholarships and to access the application packet, click here.

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