QU Scholarship

The QU Scholarship is a post secondary scholarship program created by Dr. Shel-Don J. Legarreta and Dr. Kevin Axx to promote scholastic excellence in Arizona LGBT youth regardless of financial, social, or personal backgrounds. QU partners with one n ten, Arizona’s premiere LGBT youth organization. Applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and demonstrate active and outstanding participation in the various programs offered by the youth-serving agency.

Award Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Arizona resident
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Graduating high school senior or current high school graduate either admitted to or already attending an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational school in Arizona.
  • Full time enrollment
  • Must be an active member of one n ten.

Additional Requirements:

  • One of the two required references in the General Application must be from a staff member at one n ten.

Interview Information:

  • Finalists for the QU Scholarship award will be required to attend an interview in the late afternoon on Wednesday, February 6 at the Arizona Community Foundation. The Arizona Community Foundation will notify finalists to schedule the interviews.
  • The student receiving the award is expected to attend one n ten’s annual Fresh Brunch, late morning on February 10.

Renewal Criteria:
This scholarship may be automatically renewable for one additional year of study (two awards maximum) as long as:

  • Student maintains minimum 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment. If the student is attending a trade school or institution without GPAs, they must satisfactorily complete all requirements for forward progress within their certification program.
  • Student completes 40 hours of community service per academic year and maintains at least quarterly meetings with their assigned QU Scholarship mentors.

Donor
QU Scholarship
Award
$5000
Deadline
01/25/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is the benefit of a higher education in today’s world?
  2. What will the world look like for LGBTQ Americans in twenty years?