The University of Newcastle, Australia

LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship Launched

Monday, 1 April 2019

A new scholarship has been established to support disadvantaged students identifying as LGBTQIA+

Prompted by interest from staff, students and community members, the new scholarship will support disadvantaged students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer, plus other diverse sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQIA+).

The goal is to raise at least $4,000 annually to support a minimum of one scholarship each year to help students within the LGBTQIA+ community to access higher education.

"Of all the issues LGBTQIA+ people face – around homelessness, family violence, and accessing safe medical services – financial hardship just exacerbates everything else. It’s incredible to see an LGBTQIA+ scholarship," said Max Tran from the NUSA Queer Collective who will be actively supporting fundraising for the scholarships.

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