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J. L. Cleland GLBT Non-discrimination Scholarship

Scholarship: $7,500; Deadline: February 1

The Cleland Scholarship was established to help eliminate hatred, violence, and bigotry against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons. The scholarship provides financing for the college education of incoming freshman at KU who have experienced discrimination, bullying, and/or violence based on the belief, real or perceived, that said students are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender; or for students who have exhibited support for GLBT persons.


Preference for rural Kansas high school students

Preference for incoming freshman

Preference for students intending to major in education

How to apply:

Applicants must submit an essay demonstrating their commitment to fostering non-discrimination toward GLBT persons and/or to their commitment to and involvement in the GLBT community

Instructions: J.L. Cleland Instructions

Application:  J.L. Cleland Application


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