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LGBT Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2014-2015

Applications are due February 3, 2014.

The LGBT Undergraduate Scholarship Program encourages gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender UCSD students to apply for the six scholarships made possible by generous contributions from many people, including Chris Arrott, Michael Marx and Donald Marshall, Russ Ty, and from funds in memory of Tracee Parsons and Stephen P. L'Italien, Jr. The objective of the undergraduate scholarship program is to recognize and encourage academic excellence and to offer financial support to meritorious students. All LGBT Scholarship applications will be submitted to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC). For more information, e-mail mpgomez@ucsd.edu

To apply:

  • Log on http://students.ucsd.edu/
  • Under TOOLBOX, under Finance Tools, click “Financial Aid”
  • Enter your User ID & Password (You will click on 2 sign in boxes / screens  before being able to log in)
  • Click: Summer 2014 Research Scholarships & 2014-15 Academic Year Scholarships
  • Follow step-by-step instructions
  • Changes can be made up to the Feb. 3 deadline

About the LGBT Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The LGBT Undergraduate Scholarship Program encourages gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender UCSD students to apply for the six scholarships made possible by generous contributions from many people, including Chris Arrott, Michael Marx and Donald Marshall, Russ Ty, and from funds in memory of Tracee Parsons and Stephen P. L’Italien, Jr. The objective of the undergraduate scholarship program is to recognize and encourage academic excellence and to offer financial support to meritorious students. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process, and will have clearly demonstrated strong skills in many areas, including academic scholarship, leadership involvement, and community service in their application.

The LGBT Undergraduate Scholarships

Christopher B. Arrott Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Scholarship

The Christopher B. Arrott Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a current gay, lesbian, or bisexual undergraduate student with a record of active service and involvement in the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community.  This scholarship was established in 1999 by Christopher B. Arrott, who is an alumnus of UCSD.  Chris continues his commitment to UCSD by staying connected to the LGBT Resource Center and by serving on the Board of Directors for the UCSD Alumni Association.

This scholarship is awarded to UCSD gay, lesbian, or bisexual undergraduate students with a record of active service and involvement in the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community. This is a one-year award up to $1,000.

Marx & Marshall Gay and Lesbian Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1996 by Michael Marx and Donald Marshall, two long-time friends of the LGBT Resource Center. Through their generosity and the generosity of other community friends, this scholarship recognizes students who have strong academic records and are active in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

This scholarship is awarded to UCSD gay and lesbian students based on academic merit, who have made significant contribution to the gay and lesbian community. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. Financial need students must be receiving financial aid. This is a one-year award up to $1,000.

Russ Ty Gay and Lesbian Scholarship

The Russ Ty Scholarship was established in 1998 and is awarded to a current gay and lesbian undergraduate student based on academic achievement. Russ Ty, a UC graduate, had a twenty year career in the U.S. Army and is now retired.

This scholarship is awarded to a UCSD gay and lesbian student based on academic merit and financial need. This is a one-year award up to $1,000.

UCSD LGBT Resource Center Undergraduate Scholarship

The UCSD LGBT Resource Center Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to a current gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender undergraduate student based on academic merit and is awarded to a person who has had significant experience with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. It is made possible through the generosity of the UCSD LGBT community, and especially through the LGBT Resource Center Advisory Board.

This scholarship is awarded to UCSD gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender students based on merit, need, and significant experience with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. This is a one-year award up to $1,000.

Tracee Parsons Scholarship for UCSD LGBT Students in Math & Science

The Tracee Parsons Scholarship for LGBT Students in Math and Science was established in 2007 in memory of Tracee Parsons, the partner of UCSD faculty member Dr. Deborah Morton.   This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of many community friends.

This scholarship is awarded to current gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender undergraduate students based on academic merit, financial need and demonstrated commitment to the fields of math and/or science.

Stephen P. L’Italien, Jr. Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship

The Stephen P. L’Italien, Jr. Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship, established in 2007, is awarded to current gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender undergraduate students based on demonstrated mentorship and leadership in their community, an exceptional record of community service, commitment to sharing international experience both while abroad and upon return, involvement in extracurricular activities and demonstrated academic excellence. Recipients must provide evidence of planned participation in an academic program abroad through the Education Abroad Program, the Opportunities Abroad Program, or UCSD’s Global Seminars.

These four (4) scholarships are awarded to current gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender students up to $1,000.