The Wheaton Pride Scholarship provides financial support for students who positively impact the LGBTQ+ community through leadership or service. President Michaele Whelan personally funded the initial contribution to further the college’s mission to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in education.
- Newly admitted and current students who demonstrate financial need
- Proven service to and/or leadership in the LGBTQ+ community
- A commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
- Students do not need to identify as LGBTQ+ to qualify
The Wheaton Pride Scholarship Award
Wheaton awards two need-based Pride Scholarships per year to students who are actively engaged in LGBTQ+ advocacy efforts. Scholarships will be $2,500 per student for the inaugural year.
Newly admitted and current students are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity on the application. All information submitted by applicants will remain confidential and will not be shared publicly without the student’s permission.
Current students: July 1, 2024
Wheaton’s LGBTQ+ Community
In addition to The Wheaton Pride Scholarship, the college offers a number of programs and opportunities that promote and celebrate the LGBTQ+ experience.
From Safe Zone training and student organizations to gender-inclusive housing and Lavender Graduation, Wheaton strives to make the campus an inclusive space for all students. In fact, Wheaton is rated 4.5 on the Campus Pride Index. For more information on how to engage with and support the LGBTQ+ community, visit The Center for Social Justice & Community Impact and The Office for Institutional Equity and Belonging.