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Transgender Resources

Here are some recommended resources for those interested in gender identity, trans issues, coming out, and related research.

Transgender Scholarly Resources

This tab is divided into three sections: Transgender Studies Texts & Handbooks, Histories/Historiographies, and Autotheory.

Transgender Studies Texts & Handbooks



Databases are online searchable collections of information. Different databases use different indexing systems to help their users locate information. In the following list, databases with a lock icon will require an IU login to access while databases with a globe icon are accessible by all. For digital primary source collections, see the next tab.

These primary source collections hold materials written by, for, and about Transgender people, movements, art, and history. 

Physical Collections

Digital Archives

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IU Bloomington Scholarships

IU LGBTQ+ Culture Center Scholarships  All scholarships below are listed on the LGBTQ+ Culture Center website.

  • LGBTQ+ Alumni Association Academic Scholarship is awarded to students based on any IU campus based upon their academics, career goals, financial need, leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities, with consideration for involvement in activities raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
  • LGBTQ+ Emergency Scholarship ensures that students are not forced to choose between their education at IU and living life openly and honestly. 
  • Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarship supports sophomores, juniors, and seniors studying at IU Bloomington.
  • Hannah Wilson Memorial Service Scholarship supports scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a degree in Counseling, Sexual Health, Psychology or a field dedicated to helping others and represent LGBTQ+ interests through involvement on the Bloomington Campus.
  • James D. Fielding Student Advocacy & Leadership Award will provide preference to training and development activities on LGBTQ+ issues with the ultimate goal of building future leaders and advocates for civil and human rights.
  • Jeffrey Haynes Hillis LGBTQ+ Scholarship will be awarded to one full-time LGBTQ+ student from the Bloomington campus. The recipient will demonstrate leadership on LGBTQ+ issues on campus and/or in the community. 
  • Jennifer C. Hunt Family Scholarship
  • Reece Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Wellness is designated to support self-identified trans students, self-identified LGBQ+ students, and students who have volunteered or advocated for LGBTQ+ issues at IU Bloomington. 

Additional IU Bloomington Scholarships

National Scholarships

For additional opportunities, see the following lists:



  • Transgender First Scholarship  The first national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education.
  • APIQWTC (Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) Scholarship  Founded to uplift current (or future) API queer and trans community leaders. We will be awarding scholarships of $3,500 each to three Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical, professional, or trades certification or other tuition-based learning.
  • Casey Hoke Memorial Scholarship  Provides one of two nationwide trans scholarships. The top award will be up to $1,000.
  • Flagship Scholarship  The Point Foundation Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students who are earning their undergraduate, graduate, & doctoral degrees at accredited colleges in the United States by offering financial support, community resources, and professional development. 
  • PFLAG Indianapolis  Offers two $1,000 scholarships for Indiana residents accepted for enrollment by an accredited institution of higher learning, including at the graduate level or a vocational institution. The scholarships can be awarded to Indiana residents attending institutions outside of Indiana.
  • Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship  This scholarship is available to deserving students who identify as LGBTQ+ attending a study abroad program of any length. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. institution of higher education are eligible to apply.