Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants Overview

Financial Need Grant

Awarded to highly motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need. Decisions will be based on academic achievement, financial need, essays, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated commitment to bettering the LGBTQ+ community at UVA and beyond. Grants can be found here.

  • Who: Undergraduate and graduate students who attend UVA full-time
  • What: Financial awards up to several thousand dollars, processed through Student Financial Services and directly applied to student accounts
  • When: Applications are due Sunday, March 27th at 11:59PM for the Spring 2022 review cycle.
    All applicants will be contacted with decisions in November.
  • Contact: lance@serpentinesociety.org

 

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

The Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Prize annually provides a one-time scholarship award of up to $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 prize will also consider activity in music and the arts.

Decisions are made by a committee consisting of faculty chair Fred Maus, and four students involved with the LGBTQ community at the University of Virginia. Click to view the Reider-Otis Scholarship Student Application.

  • Who: Undergraduate (excluding first years) or graduate students who attend UVA full-time
  • What: One-time award of up to $5,000
  • When: This application will close on Sunday, March 27th at 11:59PM (EST)
  • Contact: fem2x@virginia.edu

 

The John A. Herring Scholarship for Social Awareness

Awarded to students who demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and fellowship and have actively supported, through volunteerism and advocacy, the LGBTQ Center at the University of Virginia. Rather than self-nomination, the recipient(s) will be selected through nominations submitted from peers, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The link to nominate someone can be found here.

  • Who: Current undergraduate or graduate students who attend UVA full-time
  • What: One-time award of $5,000
  • When: This application will close on Sunday, March 27th at 11:59PM (EST)
  • Contact: blake@serpentinesociety.org

 

The Peter L. Page Scholarship

Decisions are based on students’ academic achievements, essays, and extracurricular activities demonstrating exceptional commitment to their communities. Annual renewal of the scholarship is contingent on maintaining a 3.0 GPA. The Peter L. Page Scholarship can be found here.

  • Who: Incoming first year gay male students who will attend UVA full-time
  • What: $40,000 over four years
  • When: This application will close on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Contact: lance@serpentinesociety.org

 

Student Group Grants

This form should be used by UVA student groups and community members to request funds from The Serpentine Society. When completing this form, please be aware that requests are evaluated and awarded monthly and funds can take 2-3 weeks to process and disburse. Click here to apply for a student grant.

  • Who: UVA student groups and community members
  • What: Funding for events, particularly those with LGBTQ+ focus
  • When: Awarded monthly
  • Contact: blake@serpentinesociety.org

 

Speaker Series Grant

The Serpentine Society seeks to provide financial support for student groups attempting to bring LGBTQ+ leaders onto Grounds. When completing this form, please be aware that requests are evaluated on a rolling basis. Click here to apply for a grant.

  • Who: UVA students & groups
  • What: Funding for students to bring LGBTQ+ leaders to grounds
  • When: Awarded on a rolling basis
  • Contact: lance@serpentinesociety.org

 

Internship & Study Abroad Grant

The Serpentine Society provides internship and study abroad grants to highly-motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need who have been offered an unpaid internship or study abroad program. When completing this form, please be aware that requests are evaluated on a rolling basis. Click here to apply for a grant.

  • Who: UVA undergraduate and graduate students
  • What: Funding for unpaid internship or study abroad program
  • When: Awarded on a rolling basis
  • Contact: lance@serpentinesociety.org

 

Professional Development Grant

The Serpentine Society provides professional development grants to highly-motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need who have opportunities to attend professional conferences. When completing this form, please be aware that requests are evaluated on a rolling basis. Click here to apply for a grant.

  • Who: UVA undergraduate and graduate students
  • What: Funding for any kind of program costs, as well as travel, lodging, food, and purchase of professional attire.
  • When: Awarded on a rolling basis
  • Contact: lance@serpentinesociety.org