Frances Elizabeth Thomson Trust Scholarship 2023
The Frances Thompson Scholarship for Black Trans Students was established to combat the lethal combination of transphobia and anti-Blackness that results in Black trans students being admitted but never retained at higher education institutions.
Financial constraints and institutional transphobia push us out and prevent us from completing our education. Black trans students are constantly recruited but never kept. Students should not be forced to choose between education and survival.
Our organisation alleviates the impossible financial burden placed on Black trans students and increases Black trans student retention in US colleges, universities, and trade schools.
A world with an abundance of Black trans welders, doctors, electricians, lawyers, housekeepers, welders, farmers, social workers, scientists, plumbers, animators, musicians, teachers, artists, poets, and nurses is a world with an abundance of Black trans welders, doctors, electricians, lawyers, housekeepers, welders, farmers, social workers, scientists, plumbers, animators, musicians, teachers, artists Building this world begins with Black trans people receiving the necessary training and education. This scholarship works to ensure that the world continues to exist.
Frances Elizabeth Thomson Trust Scholarship Description
Full-time students enrolled in the MDHS Honours programme through the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) and the Bachelor of Science are eligible for the scholarship (Degree with Honours). The scholarship provides a one-time payment of $5,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in their undergraduate degree as well as a high level of financial need.
You are not required to submit a scholarship application at the time you apply for a course. Eligible students* will be contacted by email at the end of February and asked to complete an online Student Financial Assessment Form. Your academic performance in your undergraduate degree, as well as your total financial assessment score, will determine your selection. The results of the selection process are made public in April and May.
*Students who have previously accepted a merit-based scholarship during the course duration are not eligible for this scholarship.
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Our application process is direct, with no GPA requirements. Eligibility includes being Black, trans and/or non-binary, and a scholar of any academic discipline, including independent study.