Supporting Our Community

GLBTAA members at the annual homecoming event

Scholarships and Mini-Grants

GLBTAA Academic Scholarship

The GLBTAA academic scholarship honors students who are improving the climate for GLBT students, faculty, staff, and alumni on their IU campus. It is awarded both to GLBT students and GLBT allies. Scholarships are awarded annually. Learn more about who qualifies for the GLBTAA Academic Scholarship. Download scholarship guidelines »

Applications are due by April 15 for the upcoming fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester.

To apply, download and complete these documents:

GLBTAA Emergency Scholarship

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

The IU GLBTAA Emergency Scholarship is intended for current IU GLBT students who have lost or are facing the loss of financial support from their parents/family after disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity while attending IU. Learn more about who qualifies for emergency support. Download scholarship guidelines »

Applications for the IU GLBTAA Emergency Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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 event for the IU community
  • Planning colllaborative events with other IU organizations
  • Support of travel expenses for GLBT advocacy

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