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 two scholarships of $2,500, one scholarship of $1,500, and one scholarship of $500.

Applications are due by 5:00pm on July 7th, 2017.

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

2016

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."