Scholarship Database


  • Jackie Anderson Scholarship Fund

    Longtime Chicago civil-rights activist Jackie Anderson will be remembered in a more permanent way, after her passing Jan. 7. Her family has established a scholarship in her name at Roosevelt University. Thanks to initial donations, the $5,000 scholarship is now endowed, but donations are needed to be used toward students.

    Roosevelt University held a special place in Anderson's heart. One promise she asked Torrence ( her grandson ) to keep was to start a scholarship fund for young African-American female students to help continue their pursuit of higher education. She understood that $1,000 could be the difference between degree completion and dropping out. Therefore, a donation to the Jackie Anderson Scholarship Fund is being sought by family and friends.

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  • Enrichment Scholarships

    Elmhurst College places a high value on the diversity of its student body. In fact, we’ve created a scholarship specifically for members of underrepresented groups, including LGBT students. The enrichment scholarship offers a one-third reduction in tuition to students who qualify. More than that, it underscores our commitment to embracing and supporting students of every description. The enrichment scholarship is renewable with the maintenance of a 2.50 grade-point average and full-time enrollment

    Contact Information:

    Office of Financial Aid
    Elmhurst College
    190 Prospect Avenue
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296


  • Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of LGBT Concerns

    Funds scholarships for graduate or undergraduate student at UIC who promotes a positive identity for LGBT students.

    Contact Information:

    1180 Behavioral Sciences Bldg., M/C 369
    Chicago, IL 60607


  • U. Chicago School of Law Stonewall Scholarship

    Funds scholarships for University of Chicago Law School student who is likely to use his/her legal education toward the advancement of gay and lesbian rights.

    Contact Information:

    The Stonewall Scholarship Committee, c/o The Law School, The University of Chicago
    1111 East 60th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637

  • James C. Hormel Dissertation Fellowships in Lesbian and Gay Studies

    Funds scholarships for University of Chicago Ph.D. students who are writing dissertations in lesbian, gay, and queer studies.

    Contact Information:

    Center for Gender Studies, U. of Chicago
    5733 S. University Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60637


  • Joseph Harry Endowed Scholarship

    Provides tuition scholarships to junior and senior undergraduate students who have demonstrated interest and participated in LGBT organizations or activities.

    Contact Information:

    Chair, Scholarship Committee
    Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb IL 60115


  • Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship

    Funds scholarships for gay or lesbian youth 17 or older, residing in Illinois at time of application.

    Contact Information:

    490 Ferndale Ln.
    Prospect Heights, IL 60070


  • Acorn Equality Fund Scholarships

    Funds scholarships for LGBT students, allies or children of LGBT parents who have permanent residence in specific Illinois counties.

    Contact Information:

    P.O. Box 6286
    Peoria, IL 61650-6286

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