||The WSU Matthew Shepard Scholarship|
About the scholarship
This annual scholarship, a cash award of up to full tuition (in state), has several purposes:
· To build awareness of the academic achievements and community service of sexual minority students at WSU.
· To encourage recipients to continue their studies and become supportive community leaders.
· To raise the hopes and aspirations of sexual minority students, many of whom strive against great odds to make positive contributions.
· To build a more positive image of sexual minorities, both among themselves and in the public mind as contributing citizens in our society.
Recipients of Matthew Shepard Scholarships must be full-time
completed a minimum of 24 hours of college credit.
The scholarship is awarded to gay,
lesbian, bisexual, or transgender students, or to other
students who have demonstrated service to the GLBT
selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial
need, community service, and personal goals. They
expected to maintain high academic standards and to study
and work on behalf of sexual minorities and human rights.
Qualified and deserving students
have received Matthew Shepard Scholarship funds annually
since the 2000-2001 academic year.
On November 2, 2002 Judy Shepard visited WSU to deliver the keynote address at the WSU Diversity Conference. In her keynote, and at the following reception in her honor, she continued to stress her strong support for the scholarship at WSU and its importance in helping to stop hate crimes.
"Our family would be most honored to have a scholarship fund
in Matt's memory . . . such a generous offering."
Please help us increase the awareness and acceptance of sexual minorities by contributing to this important scholarship fund. Donations are accepted online or may be sent to the address below.
For more information please contact:Weber State University
4018 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-4018