Wiggsy Sivertsen Scholarship


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Faculty/Staff Association of San José State University is proud to announce a scholarship for students who have demonstrated a commitment to making the University a more open environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

Applicants may demonstrate their commitment by involvement in any of the following areas

  • Involvement in a class
  • Involvement in a campus organization
  • Providing campus services
  • Participation in research related to LGBT issues


  • Applicants/recipients must also demonstrate ongoing progress towards a degree
  • Must be enrolled students at SJSU during both the Spring and Fall 2010 semesters
  • Carry a minimum of six (6) units each semester
  • Minimum G.P.A. 2.5

The scholarship is funded by an endowment established in honor of Wiggsy Sivertsen, Professor and former Director of Counseling Services and long-time advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues at San José State University and in the community.

For further information or applications contact:

Bonnie Sugiyama
LGBT Resource Center
Building BB, Room 101
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0161
(408) 924-6158

Deadline to apply is 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010

$250 and $500 Scholarships