The Wayne Hadley Travel Award

This scholarship is awarded twice-annually to undergraduate LGBTQ+ students participating in curricular travel experiences including, but not limited to, study abroad opportunities, internships, service trips and academic conferences. Funds may also provide for registration fees, airfare, hotel accommodations, food and other travel-related incidental expenses. 

Initiated in 2013 by OHIO alum John R. Corlett, this award is named in honor of John's friend and first-year hall mate Wayne Hadley (’81), who passed away from AIDS-related causes in 1992. Wayne, who was an elementary school teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, was active in the national AIDS healing movement after coming out as gay during his time at Ohio University. 


To apply, complete the application by the deadlines:

In the Fall Semester: New deadline! By Sunday, December 17, at 11:59PM EST.

In the Spring Semester: by Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Tom and Jan Hodson Student Support Fund

Retired Honors Tutorial College Assistant Dean Jan Hodson and her husband current WOUB Public Media General Manager Tom Hodson started this fund in response to interactions with students trying to come to grips with their own sexual and gender identities as well as fears related to telling their families.  The fund was created to offer support to LGBT students who experience financial hardship or crisis after coming out to their families.

If you are experiencing any financial hardship due to family situations (challenges with rent, not being able to purchase books, not being able to pay utilities, etc.), please contact the LGBT Center. These one-timed funds are limited but our LGBT Center will try to help in whatever ways we can.  

National LGBT Scholarship Database


Campus Pride maintains a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for LGBTQ and ally students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.  Visit the database and apply for scholarships. 

Point Foundation

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.  Learn more about their scholarship and other programs by visiting their website