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Financial Assistance

  • Professional Development Fund

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    Campus Life has a dedicated fund to support student opportunities to attend professional development opportunities such as conferences, conduct research, and more. Visit their website for additional information and the application process. 

    If denied funding related to an LGBTQ+ event or LGBTQ+ related research due to lack of funds left through Campus Life, contact the LGBT Resource Center Coordinator, Amy, at [email protected] to discuss additional opportunities.

  • Stonewall Scholarship

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    The College of Arts and Sciences presents the Stonewall Scholarship, an award open to EMU students of any major or college. The recipients are undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership and/or involvement in organizations, activities or issues that promote a positive gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender campus environment. Neither application for nor acceptance of this scholarship indicates the sexual or gender orientation of the applicant.

    For additional information and the application, visit the College of Arts and Sciences scholarship page.

  • TK Morton Scholarship

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    The LGBT Resource Center is currently fundraising money to create a brand new scholarship at EMU! Honoring TK Morton, EMU alum who helped found the Queer and Trans People of Color Collective while completing zir’s undergraduate degree, this fund will serve to eliminate barriers in higher education facing LGBTQ+ students of color. To donate, please visit EMU’s Foundation website.

    Interested in hosting a fundraiser to support this cause? Contact the Resource Center at [email protected] to discuss collaboration ideas.
  • Student Emergency Fund

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    The Student Government at EMU recognizes the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ students in completing their undergraduate or graduate degree. To assist with unforeseen financial emergencies, they up to $750 in a one time award that can be used for eligible expenses like food, rent, medical bills, and car repairs.

    For more information and to complete the application, visit the Student Government website. For assistance in completing your application or to discuss additional resources in addressing your particular situation, please email the LGBT Resource Center Coordinator, Amy, at [email protected].

  • Off-Campus LGBTQ+ Scholarships

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    Below are several resources for funding your higher education as an LGBTQ+ college student. Please click the names to be taken to an outside organization’s website or database.

The University Advising, Career, and Development Center is here to help you put together a great resume for your scholarship applications. Visit their website to schedule an appointment.

The University Writing Center is here to help you write essays that will make you stand out from the crowd. Visit their website to schedule an appointment with a writing tutor.


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