Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students!

March 2, 2021

Over $100,000 in scholarships are available this semester from the Serpentine Society, UVA’s LGBTQ+ Alumni organization! All applications are due by Sunday, March 14th, at 11:59 P.M. This webpage provides an overview of all three open scholarships, and summaries are below. 

  • Serpentine Society Grants are open to highly motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need.  Dozens of grants are available and amounts range from ~$500 to ~$5,000. 
  • The Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Prize focuses on students of any sexual orientation who have demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Activity in music and the arts will also be considered.  Two or three scholarships up to $5,000 each will be awarded.
  • The John A. Herring Scholarship for Social Awareness focuses on leadership, citizenship, and fellowship for students who have actively supported, through volunteerism and advocacy, the LGBTQ Center at the University of Virginia.  Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Students must be nominated by someone for the Herring award vs. applying on their own. 

Students may apply for all three, though they are encouraged to pick the one(s) which best match their need and experiences. Please notify lance@serpentinesociety.org with any questions. 

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