UCI LGBT Resource Center


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Student Involvement Scholarship

Purpose: Scholarship is intended for a continuing student who has both benefited from and contributed to the LGBTRC. This merit scholarship provides financial assistance to students currently enrolled at UCI who identify as part of the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community and participate in the activities of the UCI LGBT Resource Center.

Each scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis, and is presented/announced at the End of the Year Celebration hosted by the LGBT Resource Center in the second half of Spring Quarter.

Bruce Wade Scholarship

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to UCI students who contribute to improving the campus environment for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender students. 

LGBTRC Leadership Scholarship

The LGBTRC Leadership Scholarship supports students in any majors who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and are engaged in leadership roles promoting civil rights for members of the LGBTQ+ community. 


For all of our scholarships please click the below link to apply:


There are 3 specific LGBTQ+ scholarships.

We give away:

  • MULTIPLE awards from each scholarship.
  • Up to $3000 for each.
  • Multiple scholarships awarded.

If you are active and making a difference in the LGBTQ+ community, apply today!!

Ways to Give

Donate to the LGBT Resource Center

Click on this link to donate to the LGBT Resource Center directly.

Proceeds will go to the LGBT Resource Center and will be used for direct services and programs we hold throughout the year. This includes but is not limited to PRIDE week, QTBIPOC Conference, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Asexuality & Bisexuality Visibility Week, One foot out (a coming out support group) and other programs provided by the LGBT Resource Center.

Donate to the Christien Rodriguez Memorial Fund

Click on this link to donate to The Christien Rodriguez Memorial Fund.

This fund benefits LGBTQ students who are in crisis. Sadly, and all to commonly, parents find out their child is LGBTQ and reject them, take away financial support, and leave them to fend for themselves. This fund is an emergency fund to help in these types of situations as a stop-gap while students work to set up financial aid to continue their education.

All proceeds will go to support students in good standing who are experiencing financial crisis as a direct result of their being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer identified and cut off from resources.

If you need support from the Christien Rodriguez fund, please contact us.

Purchase from the LGBTRC Amazon Wishlist

Check out our WISHLIST on Amazon. You can either purchase items from this list or donate gift cards to the LGBTRC. To be sure that we can thank you and/or so you can get the appropriate documentation for tax purposes, please send us and e-mail regarding your donation from our Wish List.