Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants Overview

 

Serpentine Society Grants

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.

  • 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 always open. Grants are typically distributed in September and January.
  • How: Complete application form.
  • Contact: lance@serpentinesociety.org 

 

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

Awarded to a student of any sexual orientation who has demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Activity in music and the arts will also be considered. 

  • Who: Undergraduate (excluding first years) or graduate students who attend UVA full-time.
  • What: One-time award of up to $5,000.
  • When: Applications are currently closed. They will open again in the Spring of 2020.
  • How: Complete application form and submit one letter of recommendation. 
  • 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.

  • Who: Current undergraduate or graduate students who attend UVA full-time.
  • What: One-time award of $5,000.
  • When: Nominations are currently closed. They will open again in the Spring of 2020.
  • How: Submit nomination letter.
  • Contact: blake@serpentinesociety.org 

 

Student Group Grants

  • Who: UVA student groups and community members.
  • What: Funding for events, particularly those with LGBTQ+ focus.
  • When: Awarded monthly.
  • How: Complete application form.
  • 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.

  • Who: Incoming first year gay male students who will attend UVA full-time. 
  • What: $40,000 over 4 years.
  • When: Applications are currently closed. They will open again in March 2020.
  • How: Complete application form.
  • Contact: lance@serpentinesociety.org