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 awards demonstrating exceptional commitment to bettering the LGBTQ+ community at UVa and beyond. Recipients can re-apply for a grant one year after receiving a grant. If you have a significant change in financial need, you may apply two semesters in a row and explain the need. Non-recipients may re-apply with an updated application each semester. Grants will generally be distributed in September and January but will be reviewed for urgent need on a rolling basis.

Awarded funds will be applied to the student’s account by the Student Financial Services office.

If you have any questions about the grant application, please email Lance@SerpentineSociety.org

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, https://virginia.academicworks.com/users/sign_in, 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.
  • 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.