Your generosity helps our students succeed
When you give to Northern Arizona University and the LGBTQIA Commission you contribute to something greater than yourself. With your support, we are able to help enrich the education of students at NAU in many ways:
- provide scholarship support to active members of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Northern Arizona University community
- promote acceptance of LGBTQIA (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer-Intersex-Ally) diversity
- foster respect and appreciation for each member of the NAU community, including Extended Campuses students, faculty and staff
- promote mutual respect, fairness, equity, and a climate of inclusivity on campus
About the LGBTQIA Commission Scholarship Fund Accordion Closed
Current Balance: $11,492.17
In January 2014, the LGBTQIA Commission Scholarship Fund was created to ‘provide scholarship support to active members of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Northern Arizona University community’. This is the first official scholarship at NAU geared towards the LGBTQ population.
To qualify as an ‘endowed scholarship’ that will generate funds in perpetuity, the scholarship fund must reach a minimum of $25,000.
*Please note, the scholarship is still being funded and currently is unable to accept applications. Please help spread the word to help us reach our fundraising goal so we can begin distributing awards!*
Additional regional and national LGBTQ scholarship resources may be found on the LGBTQ scholarships website of NAU Financial Aid.
Once fully funded, scholarship applications will be considered in Spring semesters and awards will be distributed the following academic year.
- Current freshman, sophomore, or junior status on NAU campus
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (where 4.0 equals an A)
- Demonstrated involvement in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community activities on campus in a leadership role
- Completion of a 1,000 words or fewer essay addressing the following:Provide a brief personal background
- Describe your leadership role and involvement within LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community activities on campus
- Describe how this scholarship will assist you in reaching your career/personal goals and objectives, and any special circumstances of which the scholarship selection committee should be aware.
(Preference may be given to student(s) demonstrating financial need.)
Contributing Student Groups
The following student organizations have generously contributed $100 or more in funds to make this scholarship a reality.
United Greek Council
Gamma Rho Lambda
Graduate Student Government
Sincere thanks to all of the individuals and groups who have contributed to make this scholarship possible.
Options available for giving
Give to the NAU fund “LGBTQIA Commission Scholarship”.
Online contributions Accordion Closed
Give online by searching funds for “LGBTQIA Commission Scholarship”.
NAU employee giving options Accordion Closed
Wire transfer Accordion Closed
NAU can receive your generous gift via wire transfer, domestic or international.
Stock transfer Accordion Closed
NAU can receive your generous gift via stock and security transfer. Here is information for your broker.
Direct pledge Accordion Closed
NAU can receive your generous gift via direct pledge, where you can specify where you would like your gift to be utilized. Send all printed and completed forms to:
P.O. Box 4094
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4094
NAU Fund Accordion Closed
Learn how giving through the NAU Fund makes a difference to students, faculty, and programs.
Gift planning Accordion Closed
Matching gifts Accordion Closed
Many businesses have giving programs where the employer will match their employees’ charitable giving in whole or in part. In some cases, employers will also match gifts from spouses, directors, and retired employees. Please contact your employer’s human resources department to learn if your company will match your gift.
Online bill pay through your bank Accordion Closed
Most banks offer a fast, convenient way to make recurring or one-time online gift payments. Using your bank’s online bill-payment option, you can make a payment to any organization, including the Northern Arizona University Foundation, that you would normally pay by check. Please visit your bank’s online bill-pay web page if you would like to use this option. For more information, please email us.
Frequently asked questions Accordion Closed
Why does Northern Arizona University need donations?
State funding, tuition, and fees do not cover the total cost of what it takes to provide a university education each year. Generosity from donors supports every facet of the student experience at NAU. Your support opens the door for students to attend at a reasonable tuition rate and increases scholarships. Your generosity helps NAU attract and retain outstanding professors who cultivate student potential and provides many programs and research opportunities that allow NAU to offer an exceptional education. Our donors help the university grow as an unparalleled institution of higher education.
Where do my donations go?
Your contributions to NAU are designated according to your wishes and directly benefit the areas you choose. Simply note your preference on the gift form and how much you want to give to each area. It’s your gift, and your choice.
Can I designate my gift to more than one area?
Of course. Clearly note on the gift form how much you want to give to each area, and we’ll take it from there.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Once we receive your gift, you will receive a receipt verifying that your gift has been deposited into the account you have specified. For further information on tax matters, we recommend that you speak with your accountant.
Can I make a gift jointly with my spouse?
Yes. Indicate on the gift form that you want to make your gift jointly.
Can I make an anonymous gift?
Yes. Simply note your preference on the online or print gift form.