The Jeffrey L. Reider & Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship

The Reider-Otis Scholarship will provide a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or straight student who has demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Available for undergraduate or graduate students who attend the University of Virginia on a full-time basis, this scholarship will also consider activity in the musical arts. In the case of a tie, two scholarships will be awarded at $2,500 each.

This application is an online form and will not be accepted in hard copy. In addition to this form, all applicants must have a non-relative submit a letter of recommendation online*. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application is complete, including the letter of recommendation, by March 31, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Ori Dekel, chair of the Reider-Otis Scholarship, at The winner of the scholarship will be required to write a 500-word thank you letter to the donors.

* Please note that the director of the LGBTQ Center is unable to furnish recommendation letters for this scholarship.

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