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Howard University Celebrates Pride Month with Lavender Scholarship Opportunity

Office of Intercultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ Resource Center Accepting Applications

Pride Flag at Blackburn

WASHINGTON –On behalf of the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, the Lavender Fund will proceed with applicants for the Lavender Fund Scholarship award. This scholarship was established to provide academic financial support for Howard University students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to, and involvement in, LGBTQ+ issues, promote visibility of LGBTQ+ life, and foster service and activism throughout  the larger community. 

“As Howard University President Dr Wayne Frederick shared recently, we are committed to advancing the efforts of the LGBTQ+ community on our campus and beyond,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Cynthia Evers, Ph.D. “The financial support that the Lavender Scholarship provides to students further highlights the important work being done to assure an environment of inclusiveness.”

To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be an undergraduate, graduate or professional student enrolled at the University;
  • Maintain a GPA that keeps the student in good standing;
  • Be active in the LGBTQ+ community inside and outside of Howard; and
  • Identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, or queer (the scholarship is open to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, disability, age or veteran status).

Applications for the Lavender Scholarship will be accepted until September 1, 2022. More information will be shared on the Office of Campus Life’s Instagram page @hucampuslife.


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.