Barbara and Si Sokol Scholarship
The Sexuality Studies program is able to offer, solely through the generosity of private donors, the yearly Barbara and Si Sokol Scholarship in Sexuality Studies competition that is open exclusively to students enrolled in the Sexuality Studies Minor and Major programs.
The Spangenberg Law Firm invites college-bound high school seniors and current undergraduate students who share our passion about important societal issues to participate in our 2016 Spangenberg Law Firm Video PSA Scholarship Contest, which challenges entrants to create an original, compelling, and impactful 30-60 second video public service announcement (PSA) that engages its viewers, inspires them to become part of the solution, and addresses one of the following topics:
• What can students do to help prevent bullying?
• Elections: Why is voting important?
• How can we help young people make healthier food choices at home and in school?
• Distracted driving: What can young people do to help end this epidemic?
The first prize winner will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship. The second prize winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline is Friday, April 15, 2016.
Interested students can learn more about the Video PSA College Scholarship Contest, at: www.Spanglaw.com/Scholarship.
College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students
Aspiring college students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) face a unique set of challenges when looking at schools. Recent studies indicate that 3.5% of adults in the U.S. identify as LGBT. This small but important subset of the population, roughly equivalent to the population of New Jersey, must consider a school’s inclusion efforts, as well as their safety and support provisions for LGBT students.
Among this 3.5% are college-aged young people who may identify across a fluid spectrum of sexual identities. LGBT is often expanded to LGBTQIA to include four additional self-identifying terms — queer, intersex, asexual and ally. Since LGBT remains the most common parlance of gender equality groups on U.S. campuses, we’ll use the four-letter original in this guide.
Fortunately, many schools have adopted a culture of awareness and respect for the LGBT community. Many others have active, vocal LGBT advocacy programs on campus, and some even offer LGBT studies and housing. The following guide should get you started on your search for a comfortable school environment.
Check out the guide and scholarship opportunities by clicking here.
COLLEGE RESOURCE NETWORK
A Free Scholarship Database with a number of minority-focused scholarships. Over 140 LGBTQ Scholarships are currently listed.