Reider/Otis Scholarship

The Reider/Otis scholarship is now available online! I encourage all of you who meet the qualifications to apply!

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

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

This application is an on-line 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 your responsibility to make sure your application is complete, including your letter of recommendation, by April 1, 2012. If you have questions, contact Ori Dekel at

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

By applying for this scholarship, you accept to allow access of your University records to the selection committee. By submitting this application I hereby confirm that on my honor as a student, I assure the information that I have given is full and accurate.  Please note that the winner of the scholarship will be required to write a 500 word thank you letter to the donors.

The Reider/Otis Scholarship Selection Committee has pledged to preserve the confidentiality of all information contained in application materials, including University records.

Application and Recommendation Form