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LGBTQIA+ Scholarships and Opportunities

LGBTQIA+ Scholarships

LGBTQIA+ Scholarship Guide

Students who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community face a variety of obstacles that includes lack of familial support, high demands on college expenses, and fears of selecting a gender while filling out FAFSA. Earning a scholarship can significantly mitigate these concerns.

LGBTQIA+ scholarships have been made available from various public and private organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, Campus Pride, and more. Some are open to all LGBTQIA+ students, whereas others are designated for members of specific subgroups (e.g., transgender individuals). BestColleges.com has created a comprehensive list of these scholarships, which can be viewed by accessing the link below!

BestColleges LGBTQIA+ Scholarship Guide

Nursing Scholarships

Nurses are an integral part of our society. They provide invaluable care and support to a wide range of individuals from many different backgrounds. As such, representation in the nursing field is incredibly important. Many aspiring LGBTQIA+ nurses face social obstacles in their pursuit of education, and financial setbacks should not be one of them.

With this in mind, the team at NurseJournal.org has compiled a database of valuable LGBTQIA+ nursing scholarships for ODU students. Click the link below to find out more!

LGBTQIA+ Nursing Scholarships

Victory Institute 2022 Congressional Internship

Victory Institute brings outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, DC, for an 8- or 10-week intensive leadership program, including an internship with an LGBTQ-friendly member of Congress. This is a paid opportunity and includes a stipend, housing in DC, travel to/from DC, as well as travel and registration to the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in December 2022. The internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science. If you're interested in public service, building your leadership skills, and working on advocacy, this is the internship for you!

Victory Institute 2022 Congressional Internship

LGBTQIA+ Student Employment and Research Opportunities

Graduate Assistant Position: OIR LGBTQIA+ Initiatives

The Graduate Assistant for LGBTQIA+ Initiatives coordinates educational programming and services through the Office of Intercultural Relations for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services (SEES). The GA assists in trainings, workshops, events, and community development for the LGBTQIA+/Queer community at ODU.

For more information please contact Andrew Garber, Coordinator for LGBTQIA+ Initiatives at (757) 683- 2448 or agarber@odu.edu.


Health, Behavior, and Technology (HaBiT) Lab

Dr. Kristin Heron from the ODU department of psychology is currently looking for individuals who are interested in serving as undergraduate research assistants (RAs) for the HaBiT Lab.

Dr. Heron and her students conduct research broadly related to physical health, mental health, and behavior. Several of the studies that RAs would work on focus on the health and well-being of people within the LGBTQIA+ community. Click the link below to find out more!

HaBiT Lab Information

LGBTQIA+ Volunteer Opportunities

LGBT Life Center

The LGBT Life Center is a trusted organization that has served Queer members of the Hampton Roads community since 1989. In line with its mission, the LGBT Life Center is dedicated to improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy.

Volunteer Information
LGBTQ Life Center


The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia (TAPVA) is a trans-led, non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia. TAPVA provides educational opportunities detailing the intersectionality between homelessness, discrimination, socioeconomic status and racism within the trans community in Virginia. The goal of TAPVA is to offer safe emergency and temporary transitional housing to homeless transgender adults in Virginia, and to help them find the additional resources.

Volunteer Information
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LGBTQIA+ Career Resources

The following is a list of websites and organizations that focus on connecting members of the LGBTQIA+ community with companies and employers who value diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Corporate Equality Index 2021


FORTUNE 500 Non-Discrimination Project



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LGBT in Higher Ed


Pride at Work




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