Michigan State students receive LGBT scholarships

By |2005-09-22T09:00:00-04:00September 22nd, 2005|News|

EAST LANSING – Two MSU students recently received scholarships honoring their commitment to the LGBT community. Tiffany Lane, an MSU Junior majoring in Philosophy is the inaugural recipient of the LGBT Students of Color Scholarship. John Herbst, an MSU freshman from Grosse Point Woods, is the 2005 recipient of the MSU Pride Scholarship.
The LGBT Students of Color Scholarship is awarded annually through the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of LGBT Concerns. Students are selected through a process focusing on the applicant’s contributions to the LGBT and People of Color Communities at MSU, academic and career goals, and financial needs.
The MSU Pride Scholarship was established in January of 2000 to aid LGBT incoming students at MSU and is awarded to candidates that demonstrate involvement with the LGBT community and academic success.
Lane was awarded the LGBT Students of Color Scholarship based on her extensive record of leadership on campus. After joining the SPECTRUM LGBT Caucus on MSU’s campus in 2004, Lane was elected vice-president. Lane is a Briggs Ambassador coordinating community service for the Lyman Briggs School, and has leadership positions of the Undergraduate Bioethics Society.
Herbst founded his high school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, and served as a peer educator with Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center Youth Program and as a summer camp counselor at Camp Rainbear, a camp for children infected with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Herbst and Lane were presented with the scholarships Sept. 6.
For information on making a tax deductible contribution to the LGBT Students of Color Scholarship, contact Barbara Ball-McClure at 517-355-8257 or [email protected] For information on making a tax deductible contribution to the Pride Scholarship contact John Huebler at 517-353-3121, ext. 281 or [email protected].

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