Center Awards and Support Funds

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 Spring Semester: New deadline! by Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

Stonewall Leadership Award

Named in honor of the 1969 riots in New York City, the Stonewall Leadership Awards recognize a student leader and a student organization who continue Stonewall’s legacy of demanding equality, dignity, and safety for all people. Through their work and advocacy, honorees embody Stonewall’s spirit of liberation.

Previous 10 years Stonewall Award Recipients:

  • 2018 - Joseph Metcalf and SHADES
  • 2016 - Morgan Kohls, Paige Klatt, and POWER/Gamma
  • 2015 - Nelly Herman and Camden Bailey
  • 2014 - Jesper Beckholt
  • 2013 - Ryan Vollrath
  • 2012 - Cory Frederick
  • 2011 - Amelia Shaw and Lacey Rogers

Tom and Jan Hodson Emergency Student
Support Fund

Established in 2013, this fund supports students experiencing acute financial hardship, such as challenges with rent and purchasing textbooks. This one-time assistance is endowed through donations and fundraising.

Apply HERE!

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