Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarships Program

The Gamma Mu Scholarships Program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, or vocational or professional training program. In addition, effective 2016, the Gamma Mu Scholarship Program will award one scholarship annually (“The Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship in Memory of Ray Williams”) to a student from the broader LGBT community. These programs support a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, associate, bachelors and graduate degrees. Scholarships are offered for full-time study beginning at an accredited institution or program of the student’s choice.

Scholarships are awarded based upon financial need and the desire to pursue additional training through academic or vocational endeavors. The applicant must be a gay man (with the exception of the “Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship In Memory of Ray Williams” which will be awarded to an LGBT student) under 35 years of age, have completed high school (or GED) by June of the current year, and be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to 1) students who are living in, have come from, or plan to attend school in a rural and/or underserved area; 2) students who have overcome issues of discrimination and/or marginalization within their community; 3) students who demonstrate leadership qualities and pursue goals to benefit the GLBT community; and 4) students who demonstrate a strong academic performance. All of these key factors are taken into consideration in evaluating scholarship applications. To qualify for a scholarship, students must:

  • Submit a completed application online no later than March 31.
  • Have completed high school or the GED by June of the application year.
  • Be admitted to an accredited college, university, or vocational institution for fall of the current year or spring of the following year.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a gay male (or LGBT student for the “Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship) under 35 years of age at time of application.

Contact Financial Aid

If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.