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Educational Policy and Materials

GLSEN student talking points and resources GSA resources for supporting transgender students by GLSEN

NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes by the NCAA Office of Inclusion (added 4/12)

Bending the Mold: an action kit for transgender youth
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Lamba Legal: Working with Transgender Youth Guide
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Transgender Law Center:Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Recommendations for Schools.
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TONI project Transgender On-campus Nondiscrimination Information (TONI) Project. This site is the first-of-its-kind space for students to share college and university policies important to transgender people, and organize for policy change on campus.
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Teaching Transgender A Guide To Leading Effective Trainings
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[ Advocacy for Trans & GenderQueer In Collage]
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Beyond the Binary: A Tool Kit for Gender Identity Activism in Schools
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National Student Genderblind Campaign — educating, advocating, and organizing for gender-neutral policy across the nation.
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‎ Harsh Realities
Pages: 49
“This is a report from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network about the Experiences of Transgender Youth in our nation's schools.”

Discussing Gender
Pages: 2
“Strategies for re-thinking and discussing gender issues.”

Gender Spectrum
Pages: (Website)
Has links regarding education and gender; this also has links to different services.”

Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends: A Support Guide For Parents, Families and Friends of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
Pages: 59
“A support guide for parents, families and friends of transgender and gender non-conforming people.”

Department of Secondary and elementary Education

guide to creating a safe and supportive school environment

Guidance related resources published to help school districts and communities build safe and healthy learning environments for all students, including transgender and gender non-conforming students.

Scholarship and Grant information

The Point Foundation

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The Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. The application process is open to all LGBT students nationwide regardless of level of education. Awards cover

A Point Scholarship covers tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and living expenses, and is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar.In exchange, all Point Scholars sign a Contract of Excellence, agreeing to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA, provide official transcripts, support TPF’s vision, speak at TPF events, maintain contact with the TPF Board of Trustees, and give back to the LGBT community through completion of an individual service project. Because TPF strives to equip Point Scholars with skills to ensure a lifetime of exceptional leadership, they are also in contact with a support network of professionals willing to be personally involved in their well-being and future success, a chosen family of caring individuals who understand.

Since the organization started granting scholarships in 2002, there have been seven scholarships granted to transgendered students as well as many students of color and international students with a wide range in personal narratives and chosen fields of study (i.e. africana studies, vocal performance, human rights).

The Point Foundation P.O. Box 11210 Chicago, IL 60611 Phone 866-33-POINT (866-337-6468) Fax 866-39-POINT (866-397-6468)

Application - FAQ - Links
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The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund

“Bee’s Fund” was created in honor of Bee Winkler Weinstein by her daughter, Dava Weinstein, and Dava's partner, Dorothy Calvani, the Funds lead donors. While not a traditional "scholarship," the Fund benefits young women whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity by providing grants covering vocational/technical training, licensing fees, college application fees and the like.

Grants are to support young women in taking steps to become self-sufficient in their own lives. Examples include:

Application fees Books and supplies Licensing fees Job readiness training Expenses for legal name change

In general, the fund does not cover the cost of tuition.

Who is eligible? Lesbian, Female Bisexual and Transgender individuals (Male to Female) Recipients must be between the ages of 18-25 and reside within the United States download the application
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Queer Foundation Scholarships

The Queer Foundation sponsors an English essay contest to promote queer studies. Three winners will each receive $1,000 scholarships for study in queer theory or a related field. Applicants should be LGBTQA high school students.

Queer Scholars receive mentoring, academic advising, and tutoring to enable them to succeed in their studies. In return they are required to (a) maintain a suitable grade point average as determined by the college, (b) practice self care, and (c) give back to the community through doing community service, authoring queer studies papers, and/or mentoring high school or other college students.


University of New Hampshire: Kidder Fund Student Award

The Bill Kidder Fund Award is given to a University of New Hampshire (UNH) student each year who, through their scholarship, leadership or other outstanding efforts, fosters greater understanding concerning sexual orientation and gender identity in the UNH community.

The award provides for a $1,500 scholarship. To be eligible for award, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at UNH and demonstrate service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.

The deadline is in early March. Nominations can be made online at and must be submitted by faculty and staff of UNH.

Bob Coffey LGBT Program Coordinator Office of Multicultural Student Affairs University of New Hampshire Memorial Union Building [MUB] 327 83 Main St Durham NH 03824 Tel: 1-603-862-4528 Fax: 1-603-862-2643 Email: Coventry, CT 06238

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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force journalism internship and Scholarship

Up to $10,000 to be awarded to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender journalism/communications students. Deadline: February 24, 2006
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is accepting applications for its Messenger-Anderson Journalism Internship/Scholarship Program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. Self-identified LGBT undergraduate college students who plan to pursue a degree in journalism, communications or a related field at an accredited 4-year college or university are encouraged to apply.

Live out loud scholarship

Live Out Loud will reward 5 hardworking LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) students for their leadership, courage, and achievement in the New York/Tri State area.

League foundation

The LEAGUE Foundation awards scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who are actively and substantially involved in community service.

Pflag Scholarship

The PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program was established by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in 2003 to help support the education of GLBT youth and allies. It includes eleven award programs

Critical Mental Health Resources For College Students

"With the pressures facing most people today, it is essential to take your mental health seriously. This is especially true for college students and young people, whose lack of experience in the real world could lead to major mental health issues resulting from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness." (Link Checked 12/13)