GRTF Academic Scholarship

What is the GRTF Academic Scholarship?

This scholarship fund is to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical / vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County, MI.

This award is open to people of any age who identify as transgender (including agender, bigender, genderqueer, non-binary, transsexual, and/or any other non-cis gender identity) and who demonstrate financial need.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. This cycle, we will be awarding one scholarship of $2,500, one scholarship of $1,500, and one scholarship of $500.

How to Apply

Interested in applying? Full instructions are included in the Application document below.

Download Application
Download Financial Release

Past Scholarship Recipients

Aaminah Shakur


Aaminah Shakur they/them pronouns
Kendall College, Art History major

"I identify as Two-Spirit because it is the proper term within my Indigenous tribes to describe genderqueer identities.

I'm a non-traditional student--age 41-- mixed race, disabled, self-supporting, and returning to school for the first time due to poverty. Blending art history and critique of culture, I hope to bring to light the work of more queer, disabled artists of color."