Spectrum Center

Jar of money labeled "college fund"

Scholarships out of the Spectrum Center

                                                          Chris Armstrong Scholarship

The Armstrong Scholarship was established in 2011 by the parents of Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student-elected president of the Michigan Student Assembly, now called the Central Student Government. Armstrong made national headlines in his last year of attending University of Michigan when he was publicly rebuked for his sexuality. 

"We are very pleased and proud to establish a scholarship at the Spectrum Center in our son's name. It is our way of trying to give back a small fraction of all that the University of Michigan gave to Chris during his four years as an undergraduate,” said Cynthia Armstrong.

"The University of Michigan was the most supportive environment for someone who was just learning who they were and to discover oneself.  It was incredibly humbling and inspiring to see the university rally behind me and support me in a time of immense vulnerability.  This scholarship is meant to honor that moment, a moment where the university cast aside its differences to show a commitment to value the diversity of all of its members,” said Chris Armstrong.

To be eligible, you must be entering the University of Michigan as a full-time undergraduate student, show documented leadership of, support for, or involvement in organizations, activities, or issues that benefit the lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender communities, and be willing to be publicly recognized as a recipient of the award. 

“We hope that the Chris Armstrong Scholarship fund can fulfill its promise – to bring to Michigan those students who show leadership and courage in the face of bullying, taunting, teasing, and harassment.  Just like Chris, these students can find their voice and their future in Ann Arbor, which is truly a better place," concluded Steve Armstrong.

To donate to the Chris Armstrong Scholarship please visit our GIVING PAGE and select the scholarship as your area of support.


                                                         Jeff and Gail Toll Scholarship

DEADLINE for scholarship applications is November 30, 2017.

TThe Jeff and Gail Toll Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to full-time enrolled undergraduate Stephen M. Ross School of Business students active with the student organization "Out for Business" at University of Michigan. A scholarship of $1,000 to $3,000 is awarded annually.

Scholarship applicants must provide a completed application form for consideration.

Toll Scholarship Application - Apply Here


To donate to the Jeff and Gail Toll Scholarship please visit our GIVING PAGE and select the scholarship as your area of support.


National Grants and Scholarship

  • Affordable Colleges
    • This list provides several scholarships available to LGBTQ college students in additon to resources and college affordability.
  • Best Colleges Scholarships
    • This is a list of several LGBTQ Scholarships for college students based on the following: General LGBTQ scholarships, Discipline specific LGBTQ scholarships, Demographic-based LGBTQ scholarships, and an "asexual or gray asexual" scholarship.
  • Dream Out Loud Scholorships
    • Our mission is to enrich the lives of our LGBTQ young adults by providing access to various art resources and education. To help fulfill this mission, Arts Out Loud will be offering 4 scholarships of up to $1000 for the Fall of 2018 to students in degree programs with a focus on film, theatre, dance, or music! In addition to the scholarship amount, students will also be paired with a professional working mentor in their area of study. 
  • Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship
    • The Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship was established by Everipedia, Inc. in 2017. It aims to increase awareness of minorities in STEM areas, along with the challenges they face around the world. Scholarship Details: $1,000 award, Deadline is December 1st, Awareded yearly. 

DISCLAIMER: We do not sustain or update some of these scholarships, a few may be out of date.