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Emergency Scholarship

The UI LGBTQA Office has established a fund intended to help support current University of Idaho LGBTQ students who have lost or are facing the loss of financial support from their parents or family when they make the courageous decision to disclose sexual orientation or gender identity to their families.

These students find themselves in dire need of funds and support in order to reach their educational goals. The Emergency Scholarship helps ensure students need not choose between education at UI and living life openly and honestly.

Emergency Scholarship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are being accepted at this time.

How to Apply

Before applying for this scholarship, students should contact Financial Aid to determine what other aid options are available.

After contacting financial aid, students should contact LGBTQA Office staff to discuss their individual situations. Selection is determined by a committee comprised of no fewer than three staff/faculty from across campus.

Required materials

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • A signed UI LGBTQA Office Emergency Scholarship Application
  • A typed financial statement based on questions 1-4 listed in the application (up to one-page in length).
  • A typed personal statement based on questions 5 & 6 on the application (up to one-page in length).

Applications can be submitted by mail, email or fax:

Mail:
University of Idaho LGBTQA Office
Office of the Dean of Students
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, ID  83844-2431

Email: lgbtoffice@uidaho.edu

Fax: (208) 885-6285

Questions?

Contact the LGBTQA Office at (208) 885-6583 or email lgbtoffice@uidaho.edu.

FAQ

The award varies based on student need and fund balance. The maximum amount a student can receive in an academic year is $1,500. Student eligibility for this emergency aid will be limited to a maximum distribution over two semesters. Second-semester renewal is contingent upon good academic standing.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate LGBTQ students currently attending the University of Idaho.

This scholarship is intended as a last resort for currently enrolled LGBTQ full-time and part-time undergraduate students. Students who have been on hiatus for one semester due to financial hardship may also be considered, but currently enrolled students will receive preference. Scholarships will be awarded to students based principally upon financial need.  Career goals, community service, extracurricular activities and involvement in activities promoting diversity and raising awareness of LGBT and related issues may also be considered.

Before applying for this scholarship, students should contact Financial Aid to determine what other aid options are available.

After contacting financial aid, students should contact LGBTQA Office staff to discuss their individual situations. Selection is determined by a committee comprised of no fewer than three staff/faculty from across campus.

Emergency Scholarship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are currently available and being accepted at this time.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to support this scholarship, email the LGBTQA Office at lgbtoffice@uidaho.edu.

Contact Us

Teaching & Learning Center Room 227

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Phone: (208) 885-6583

Fax: (208) 885-9494

Email: lgbtoffice@uidaho.edu

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