CU Boulder Center for Inclusion and Social Change Scholarships

The Center for Inclusion and Social Change at the University of Colorado Boulder offers several annual scholarships for students with demonstrated commitment to or involvement in the LGBTQIA community. Please see the individual scholarship descriptions below and complete the supplemental questions to apply.

LGBTQIA Scholarship
The LGBTQIA Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate CU Boulder student. Students must be current undergraduates and have a record of service in making CU Boulder a more hospitable place for the LGBTQIA community. Preference is given to first-year students who have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress. Students do not have to demonstrate financial need to apply.

Joel Roger Wayne Scholarship
The Joel Roger Wayne Scholarship is a $1,000 award for CU Boulder undergraduate students that was established in 1996 to ensure that talented students with demonstrated financial need as well as leadership and involvement in the LGBTQIA community could complete their college degrees. Joel was a firm believer that if he could even help one young LGBTQ student get through college, he would have accomplished something meaningful in this world.

Positive Futures Scholarship
The Positive Futures Scholarship is a $1,500 academic year scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS or who are involved in public health advocacy. Additionally, students must be enrolled full-time, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. To protect the privacy of scholarship winners, this is an award that can be given anonymously.

$1,000 - $2,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you enrolled in the Undergraduate Certificate in LGBTQ Studies? (You do not have to be enrolled in the certificate program to apply)
  2. Are you enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies? (You do not have to be enrolled in the certificate program to apply)
  3. Please describe your leadership and involvement with LGBTQIA issues and community, as well as with other campus and community activities or organizations.
  4. Provide the name and email address of a faculty member, staff member, or member of the community to submit a letter of reference that speaks about your work and contributions to the LGBTQIA community.