Serpentine Society Grants

Serpentine Society Grant Application

The Serpentine Society provides grants to highly-motivated LGBTQ+ students with financial need.

Current undergraduate and graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full-time basis can apply for a grant. Decisions will be based on academic achievements, financial need, essays, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated commitment to bettering the LGBTQ+ community at UVa and beyond. Recipients can re-apply for a grant one year after receiving a grant. Non-recipients may re-apply with an updated application each semester. Grants will generally be distributed in September and January.

Awarded funds will be applied directly to the student’s account by the Student Financial Services office rather than sent to students as checks. For questions about the grant application, or in cases of unexpected and urgent financial need, please email

To help us make a grant decision, we ask for your permission to work with Student Financial Services to understand your full set of aid. Please go to this website,, complete Net Badge authentication, and click on “Sign In With Your Institution”. Then click on “My Applications” and complete the two-question General Application to release your records to us.
  • Although we don't generally send mail, we may send something related to any grants received. Please include an address where you feel comfortable receiving mail.
  • Education

  • Financial Circumstances

  • The EFC is the total approximate dollar amount of financial contributions you expect from relatives over the coming semester to help pay for your attendance at UVA.
  • Are there other considerations around race, ethnicity, and/or disability that you feel are important to understand relative to your identity or financial hardship?
  • Essay Questions

  • Demographic Data Collection

    The Serpentine Society recognizes that even greater barriers stand in the way of people marginalized from within the LGBTQ+ community. The Board of Directors is committed to leveraging the programs, funds, and actions of the Serpentine Society in ways that combat these barriers and work on behalf of equitable access to education and opportunities for student success. As part of our commitment, we seek demographic information from our scholarship applicants. This information is primarily used to help the Scholarship Committee evaluate the Serpentine Society’s distribution of financial aid to marginalized people, including but not limited to people of color, gender diverse persons, and disabled persons.