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GLBTAA members at the annual homecoming event

GLBTAA Academic Scholarship

The GLBTAA academic scholarships are awarded to students, on any IU campus, based upon their academics, career goals, financial need, leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities, with consideration for involvement in activities raising awareness of GLBT issues. These scholarships help cultivate a new generation of leaders who are academically strong, as well as active in promoting diversity and understanding. 

To apply for these scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year, as well as other IUAA scholarships, complete the IU Scholarship Application in your One.IU account. Visit the IUAA Scholarships instruction page for more information on how to apply. The application is open from Oct. 1 – Mar. 10.

GLBTAA Emergency Scholarship

Each year, students lose vital financial support needed for their education for being open and honest about their sexual orientation. These students find themselves in dire need of funds and support in order to reach their educational goals.

We award emergency scholarships to those undergraduate students who have lost financial support from their parents after disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity. These emergency scholarships ensure that our students need not choose between an IU education and living their lives "openly and honestly." Learn more about who qualifies for emergency support. Download scholarship guidelines »

Applications for emergency scholarships have no deadline.

To apply, download and complete these documents:


The GLBTAA awards mini-grants to student organizations and individual students to design and implement projects that support the GLBT community. Projects may last a single day or span an entire academic year. Generally, projects must address real GLBT community needs and offer long-term benefits. Some previous projects have included:

  • Planning for a Day of Silence
  • Bringing GLBT speakers to campus
  • Planning a program or an event for the IU community
  • Planning colllaborative events with other IU organizations
  • Support for travel expenses for GLBT advocacy

Mini-grant awards range from $100 to $1,000. For more information about our Mini-Grant program, download our grant application form.