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MSU GLBT groups announce 2010 scholarships

By |2010-02-18T09:00:00-05:00February 18th, 2010|News|

The Michigan State University GLBT Alumni Association, GLBT Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Association and the LBGT Resource Center announced applications and giving opportunities for 2010 student scholarships this month. Three scholarship opportunities are available for LGBT students.
The Pride Scholarship was founded in 2000 by Michigan State University alumnus Bill Beachler and MSU’s GLBT Faculty Staff and Graduate Student Association. Preference for this scholarship is given to incoming first-year students who have demonstrated academic achievement and contributions to their local LBGT community. The recipient of the Pride Scholarship will receive an award of between $4,500-5,000.
The Stephen P. Pougnet and Christopher J. Green Scholarship is awarded to a currently enrolled full-time student of junior or senior standing. Preference for this scholarship is given to students enrolled in The Eli Broad College of Business. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence and involvement with or contributions to LBGT communities. The recipient of the Pougent and Green Scholarship will receive an award of between $2,000-5,000.
The LBGT Students of Color Scholarship is awarded to a full-time MSU undergraduate student who is active in addressing issues for LGBT students of color. Its purpose is to recognize individuals who help to end the stigma that racism and homophobia leave in all communities. The recipient of the LBGT Students of Color scholarship will receive an award of between $300-1,000.
Students can find additional information and application materials at The deadline to apply for all three scholarships is Friday, April 2.
Any questions about the scholarships should be directed to the LBGT Resource Center, which can be reached at 517-353-9520, or by e-mail at
To make a contribution to one of the scholarship programs, contact Jennifer Bertram, associate vice president for University Development, at 517-432-7330, or by e-mail at

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