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Office of LGBTQ* Resources Offers Scholarships, Research Grants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources — a unit in the Office for Institutional Diversity — has opened its annual cycle of scholarships available to currently enrolled full-time students. These scholarships are awarded to help defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books, education abroad, and other expenses related to the recipient’s academic pursuits at the university.

These scholarships are made possible by gifts to the UK LGBTQ* Endowment Scholarship Fund. Initially created by Keisa Fallin-Bennett, associate professor of family and community medicine, and Amanda Fallin-Bennett, assistant professor of nursing — two generous alumnae devoted to empowering student success — this fund seeks to support students who are committed to completing a degree at the university. Additional funds are provided by the UK Feast on Equality program.

Multiple scholarships of up to $2,000 will be granted. Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, March 31. For additional information on these scholarships and to access the application packet, visit the LGBTQ* Resources website.

In addition to these scholarships, the Graduate School and the Office of LGBTQ* Resources will be awarding research grants to currently enrolled full-time graduate and professional students. These one-time grants will be awarded to full-time graduate and professional students to support research and/or professional development related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or intersectional approaches to identity.

The goal of the UK Graduate and Professional Student LGBTQ* Research Grants is to support and promote LGBTQ* scholarship that advances knowledge and fosters an inclusive University of Kentucky community. These awards are made possible by a collaboration between UK's Graduate School and Office of LGBTQ* Resources. Two $1,500 awards will be granted for the 2017-18 academic year.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, March 31. For additional information on these research grants and to access the application packet visit the LGBTQ* Resources website.

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