QU Scholars for 2018-19

Baileigh Thompson, 2017 Scholar


Baileigh is a sophomore at ASU West, majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience. She plans to work as a neuropsychologist. She also studies Arabic and volunteers with several organizations. 

KJ Williams, 2017 Scholar


KJ is in her second year at Glendale Community College, pursuing a degree in Communication as she works toward her goal of working in the non-profit world. KJ teaches a classroom full of three-year-old and volunteers a lot of her time to groups who promote inclusivity, diversity and social justice.

Branden Lamb, 2018 Scholar


Branden is a first-year student studying Business at W.P. Carey at Arizona State University. He takes courses in music as well -- Branden has quite the voice!

Previous QU Scholars

Ira Bohm Sanchez, 2013

Selene Denlinger, 2014

Kellsey Jane, 2015

Sabre Collins, 2016

Juan Hinojos Zapien, 2016

Apply in late 2019 to be a 2020 Scholar



What is the QU Scholarship?

The QU Scholarship is for Arizona LGBTQ+ youth attending a college, university or vocational school in Arizona. Along with a monetary award of up to $10,000, QU Scholars enjoy the support of a team of academic, professional and service mentors.

Am I eligible to apply?

If you are planning to start college or vocational training in Arizona in Fall 2020, or are currently attending such a school and will be enrolled through Spring 2022, the QU Scholarship may be for you.  

Eligible applicants must also demonstrate active participation and leadership in the LGBTQ+ community.

How are QU Scholars chosen?

After applying through the Arizona Community Foundation website, top applicants will be invited to an interview.

Two QU Scholars will be chosen for 2020. At least one Scholar will be selected from youth participating actively in one-n-ten programs. Youth not connected with one-n-ten are also encouraged to apply.

If I'm chosen, what then?

Your scholarship award is earned in four $2500 allotments. 

  • You earn your first allotment by winning the QU Scholarship during the competitive application process. 
  • To earn the additional allotments, you must complete at least 12 college credits and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA each semester. QU Scholars must also meet regularly with their academic and professional mentors, and complete 40 hours of annual community service.

What's the general timeline?

  • Applications accepted between November and January.
  • Top applicants interviewed in early February.
  • Winners recognized at one-n-ten Fresh Brunch in mid February.
  • Academic, professional and service mentor team built over the summer.
  • Attend school as a QU Scholar in the Fall.

Apply for the QU Scholarship

Applications for our 2020 QU Scholarships will be open in late Fall 2019 through the Arizona Community Foundation website. As part of the process, you'll need to write some essays, upload school transcripts and get some letters of reference. Plan accordingly!

Applications for 2020 will open in late Fall 2019