Ohio University


The Wayne Hadley Scholarship Fund:

Named in honor of the late Wayne Hadley, a 1981 graduate of Ohio University, the Wayne Hadley Scholarship Fund is available for all Ohio University undergraduate students who identify as LGBTQ+. This scholarship may be requested for experiences/opportunities related to travel, including (but not limited to) study abroad, internships, and attending and presenting at conferences. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Find the application here.

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