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Opportunity to Participate in Research Study

Are you a queer, lesbian, or bisexual woman? Your opinion is needed for an upcoming research focus group taking place the evening of either April 18th or 20th. Participate in an interactive focus group about gender expression in LBQ women. Trans women are welcome! Two hours of research participation credit for a class can also be attained by participating. Food and beverages will be provided. Email Dawn Brown at dmbrown4@illinois.edu for details.

Point Foundation Scholarship


The application for the 2016 Point Foundation Scholarship is now open! Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.┬áSince 2001, Point Foundation has awarded 326 scholarships to LGBTQ students at colleges and universities across the country.

Application Process:

Scholarship application for 2016-17 is open from November 1, 2015 to January 19, 2016 on the Point Foundation website.

To be eligible:

  1. Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States in the fall of 2016.
  2. Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  3. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program.
  4. Must be at least a senior in high school.
  5. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community/

To learn more about the Point application process, visit their application page.

Q-Connect: New Initiative from the LGBT Resource Center


Announcing a new initiative coming out of the LGBT Resource Center: Q-Connect! This new program is an extended welcome event for first year students who identify within the LGBTQ community. Held during the first 6 weeks of classes, Q-Connect includes workshops, events, and a day-long retreat – all meant to plug students into campus, provide resources and help support them on their path to success! For more details about Q-connect, including the schedule and registration information, please visit the website at go.illinois.edu/QConnect.

This initiative is sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, University Housing, New Student Programs, and the Student Cultural Programming Fee.