Walter J. Allen and Shaun B. Keister Scholarship

This application is closed.

This award is open to undergraduate (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and graduate students who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Plus (LGBTQIA+) student activities and in the promotion of a positive identity for LGBT students throughout the University community.

Recipients will have also demonstrated a commitment to academic achievement by achieving a grade point average of 2.25 or higher for undergraduate students and 3.25 or higher for graduate students on a 4.0 scale. In the case of equally qualified applicants, financial need may be used as a determining criterion.

Students wishing to apply for a scholarship must complete the online application below.

Note: Total award of $1,000 may be divided between two semesters (recipient must be enrolled in both semesters).

Applicant Info

Preferred Full Name *

Spring Semester Address (include street address, city, and ZIP Code) *

ISU Net-ID (First part of your iastate email id - *
Please DO NOT submit your university ID.


Major *

Projected Graduation Date*

Status for 2017-2018*

Essay Questions

Please describe your past leadership, involvement, and promotion of LGBTQIA+ student activities and programs: *

Please describe the ways you promoted a positive identity for LGBTQIA+ students throughout the university community: *


Resume (optional)

Provide a resume that describes all work experiences, clubs and organizations, volunteer service, honors and awards, etc.
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In signing this application form, I extend permission to examine my official university record, both academic and disciplinary, to all those officially involved in the selection process. Should I receive funds through this application process, I hereby give Iowa State University permission to include my name on the list of recipients and release it to the public as required under the terms of the scholarship. (Note: This list may include scholarship selection criteria, major, and hometown.)

E-signature (fill in your name) *

Telephone Number
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Oversight of the Walter J. Allen and Shaun B. Keister Scholarship rests with Senior Vice President for Student Affairs. Please direct all inquires regarding the application process or qualification for the awards to the SVPSA office at 2350 Beardshear Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50010-2039, (telephone) 515 294-4420 or (FAX) 515 294-2305.

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