Show your support

To further its mission, the GLBTAA needs your support for two important ongoing initiatives: providing life-changing scholarships and offering a “home away from home” for IU GLBT students.

We award academic scholarships to students, on all IU campuses, based upon their academic achievement and leadership on GLBT issues. We also award “emergency” scholarship grants to students who have lost financial support from their parents after disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity, thereby ensuring that those students can continue their IU education.

Additional programs are offered through the GLBT Student Support Services office, which serves as a “home” for countless students, easing their fear and isolation as they face the challenges of accepting their sexual orientation or gender identity.

To advance these important initiatives, we have launched the GLBTAA Scholarship Campaign and created the GLBTAA Student Program and Scholarship Fund. This campaign, the first of its kind, aims to provide support for IU student scholarships within the IU gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. The campaign also includes a $50,000 commitment to the GLBTSSS office. We have set a goal of $1 million for this groundbreaking initiative.

As a part of our campaign, we are pleased to announce that we have an anonymous donor who has made a challenge gift of up to $500,000 for every dollar raised. With your help, we will leave a lasting legacy and transform the lives of our students.

Please show your support: Make your tax-deductible gift to the GLBTAA Scholarship Campaign today. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Keith at or Mike Shumate at


David H. Jacobs Jr.
Director, IU GLBTAA

Michael D. Shumate
Past President, IU GLBTAA

P.S. Show your IU pride by making a gift to the GLBTAA Student Program and Scholarship Fund today!