GLBTA Scholarship Award

The GLBTA Scholarship Fund, established in 2005 by an MU alum, provides annual scholarships to students who support advancements in equity for the LGBTQ Community on the MU Campus. Award winners are students who have demonstrated leadership and/or involvement towards the advancement of LGBTQIA inclusion at MU or in their community.  Additionally, this scholarship fund hopes to counteract the unfortunate experiences too often encountered by LGBTQ students at MU. Currently the scholarship is able to award two students an amount of $500, and is administered by the LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator.

Scholarship Eligibility:
-Must enroll in the upcoming fall semester
-Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
-Must not be a past recipient of the GLBTA Scholarship Fund
-Must have campus/community involvement or volunteer experience with the LGBTQ community.
-Must submit completed application and supplemental materials by stated deadline

Required Supplemental Materials
-An unofficial copy of your current college transcript
-1 Letter of recommendation
-Resume (maximum 2 pages)
-Essay answering supplemental questions

The letter of recommendation should address student’s leadership experience and contributions to the Mizzou LGBTQ community. The letter may be attached to completed application or delivered separately to Olmsteads@missouri.edu or to Sean Olmstead in the LGBTQ Resource Center, G225 MU Student Center.

A document answering supplemental questions should be typed and uploaded along with your application.  The essay should answer the following three questions:

  1. Describe recent involvement with campus or community LGBTQ organizations, clubs, or other groups. Please indicate the year(s) of involvement along with a description of your role in the organization.
  2. Describe recent volunteer community involvement (including service to the campus community). Please indicate approximate dates and hours of service where applicable.
  3. How would the support of this scholarship help you in pursuing your higher education?

Completed applications and supplemental materials are due Sunday March 17, at midnight. Applications should be submitted through this OrgSync form, while letters of recommendation may be submitted online or in person to Olmsteads@missouri.edu or to Sean Olmstead in The LGBTQ Resource Center, G225 MU Student Center.

For information on how to give to the Scholarship or the LGBTQ Resource Center, visit our How to Give page.

For more information please contact
Sean Olmstead (He/Him)
Coordinator, LGBTQ Resource Center
G225 MU Student Center
Telephone: 573-882-7909
E-mail: olmsteads@missouri.edu