2013-03-17: Scholarships available for LGBT STEM students for 2013-2014 term


Pasadena, CA

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) announced today funding for the 2013 NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships funded by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

The Scholarships were established following NOGLSTP’s inaugural Out to Innovate Career Summit (www.outtoinnovate.org), with lead funding support from Battelle. This year the funding will be provided by a grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation.The scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community. These scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers.

The scholarships, funded at a minimum of $5,000 each, will be awarded for the Fall, 2013 academic year. Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply.

Student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university.
  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the entirety of college/university enrollment.
  • A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field.
    Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBT inclusion and visibility.

Online scholarship applications will be available through the NOGLSTP website (www.noglstp.org) on April 1. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation no later than June 2. Scholarship recipients will be notified on August 1.

NOGLSTP was established in 1980, incorporated in the State of California in 1991, and was granted IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit status in 1992. NOGLSTP’s mission is to educate the scientific and general communities about the presence and accomplishments of LGBT individuals in STEM professions. NOGLSTP presents educational symposia and workshops nationwide. NOGLSTP fosters dialog with other professional societies, academia, and industry to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. NOGLSTP is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a participating professional society member of MentorNet®, a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, a member of the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute Presidential Advisory Project’s Coalition, a partner with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and a founding member of the E-Week Diversity Council.

For more information and scholarship applications, visit the scholarship section of www.noglstp.org , or contact: Rochelle Diamond, Chair, at chair@noglstp.org or David Crombecque, Ph.D., NOGLSTP Scholarship Program Coordinator at: scholarships@noglstp.org.