QU "Arizona At-Large" Scholarship

The QU “Arizona At-Large” 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. Drs. Legarreta and Axx have partnered with one n ten, Arizona’s premier LGBT youth organization since the inception of their scholarship program. The QU “Arizona At-Large” Scholarship recognizes outstanding youth who may not have direct connections with one n ten. Applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

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 student.

Additional Requirements:

  • One of the two required references in the General Application must be from a teacher, coach, or faculty sponsor.

Interview and Event Information:

  • Finalists for the QU “Arizona At-Large” Scholarship award will be required to attend an interview in the late afternoon on the first week of February 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 in the late morning on February 9.

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

  • The student maintains a 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.
  • The 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
$5,000
Deadline
01/26/2020
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?
  3. Reference Request - Examples of good references include teachers, counselors, work managers, or supervisors of after-school activities and volunteer activities. Do not use relatives or friends. It is your responsibility to check the status of your references' submission and follow-up if necessary. You'll know references have been submitted because Requested (which appears when you enter a reference name and email) will have changed to Submitted in your application. To confirm their submission, log into your account and click Applications to check the status.
    • Please enter the first and last name and an email address for one of your chosen references below by clicking Add a New Reference.

      Once you have multiple requests for references, you will see a drop down menu listing them. Make sure the responses categorized as Submitted are selected prior to updating your application if you make a change or addition.
    • What is the relationship of this reference to you, the student?