The Jeffrey L. Reider & Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship

The Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship annually provides a one-time scholarship award of $5,000 to a student of any sexual orientation who has demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ community.

The scholarship is available for undergraduate (excluding first years) or graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full time basis. The scholarship will also consider activity in music and the arts.

Applications for 2017-2018 are now open through January 27, 2016. 

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Reider-Otis Scholarship


The 2016 Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship award recipient is Connor Roessler.

connorConnor is a graduate of the college with a bachelor’s of Environmental Science and a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies as well as an Echol’s scholar.  He is an active member of the Peer Health Educators, Hoos Open to Preventing Eating Disorders and Feminism is for Everyone. He is also involved heavily in the LGBTQ community at the University serving both in the Queer Student Union as well as the LGBTQ Center.  He has spent two years serving as the Queer Student Union’s vice president of education working to increase the collaboration and outreach to other minority groups and the Charlottesville community while creating safe and educational spaces to engage with the LGBTQ community. He has also spent two years serving as an intern for the LGBTQ Center working as the health and programming intern to create a queer health series, National Coming Out Day celebration, and new Pride Week events while expanding Safe Space trainings and the Love is Love campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior recipients:

 

2015

Jaime Hartless

Jamie Hartless
GSAS ’17

2014

Cindy Gray
Education ’15

2014

Abe Wapner
College ’15

2013

Chase Cooper
Law ’13

2013

Samantha Tornello
GSAS ’11

2012

Hallie Clark
College ’13

2010

Reginald Benbow
College ’15

2010*

D. Verena Kollig
GSAS ’12

2009

Patrick Ahern
Nursing ’11

2008

D.J. Lick
College ’09

2007

Rachel Farr
GSAS ’09

2006

Wyatt Fore, College ’08 (left) receiving the inaugural award from Jeffrey L. Reider, College ’74 (right)

*Honorable Mention