Funds and Programs that you can support...


Our funds are listed below, in alphabetical order. Contributing through the OSU GiveTo website will allow you to make a one-time or recurring contribution to the Sexuality Studies Program fund through a secure, online connection. If you wish to donate by check or would like to discuss setting up other development, scholarship, or programmatic opportunities for the Sexuality Studies program, please contact our Senior Director of Development, Liz Burns at 614-292-2197 or via e-mail at


Select Fund name to visit The OSU GiveTo Web site for that fund.

Sexuality Studies Program (312029)

The Sexuality Studies Program welcomes donations to build important academic programs, including the following: scholarships for students minoring in the field, fellowships or travel funding for graduate students working on research projects in Sexuality Studies, a speakers' series, study abroad programs, an endowed chair in Sexuality Studies, and other possibilities to be named by donors. Because the program is interdisciplinary and not affiliated with any specific department, we do not have an operating budget from the university. Thus, we also welcome funds that support our general operations, such as administration and public relations.

Barbara and Si Sokol Essay Scholarship (482764)

The Barbara and Si Sokol Essay Competition is open to undergraduate students who are pursuing the Sexuality Studies Minor, with preference given to those who identify as LGBT. The scholarship is awarded to the student essay which best exemplifies how sexual or gender identity 'difference' has had a positive effect on the author's life and how this difference influenced their decision to work for positive change in society. The award will be applied toward tuition and fees.

Samuel Steward/Eric Walborn Endowment Fund (607512).

Established July 11, 1997, from the estate of Dr. Samuel Steward (OSU English undergraduate and graduate student in the late 1920s and early 30s), and family and friends in memory of Mr. Walborn, former staff member, Department of English. Income provides the Eric Walborn Award to a graduate student for meritorious work in English Studies and computer technology. Income also supports the study of gay and lesbian literature and theory in the Department of English through lecture series or faculty research.

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