Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship

Lexi Adsit, Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship recipient, 2018.

Lexi Adsit, Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship recipient, 2018.

Supporting Queer Ethnic Studies Change Agents

The Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarships at San Francisco State University recognize and support undergraduate students in Queer Ethnic Studies and graduate students whose research sits at the intersection of race, gender and sexuality.

Make a donation to the scholarship fund in support of the development of change agents who are committed to equity and justice for queers of color, the LGBTQ community, and people of color.

Give to the Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Recipients

Manmit Singh - 2022

Charlie Wang - 2021

Lexi Adsit - 2018

Lexi Adsit, pursuing a master’s degree in Ethnic Studies, is the 2018 recipient of the Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship. Her research examines the material history of transgender women of color as well as the history of racialized and gendered violence connected to systems of settler colonialism, colonization, and capitalism. 

Bianca Louie - 2017

Bianca Louie who is pursuing a master’s degree in Asian American Studies was awarded the Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship in 2017. Her graduate student research analyzes how North American Evangelicalism transnationally serves Asians and Asian-Americans as a site for resources, cultural citizenship, and belonging in the U.S., while also utilizing explicit and implicit spiritual violence through ideology, rituals, and politics in their “civilizing mission” to normalize white hetero-patriarchy and demonize queerness and non-whiteness.

Linda Velasco - 2017

Linda Velasco who is pursuing her master's degree in Ethnic Studies was awarded the Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship in 2017. She volunteers as a prison visitation organizer for the Survived and Punished Project, a national coalition of anti-violence organizers demanding the release of survivors of gendered violence incarcerated for survival actions. Through her work, she contributes to building an approach that prioritizes community-based responses to domestic and sexual violence while actively supporting marginalized women of color caught within the pipeline of surviving gendered violence and incarceration and/or deportation.

Jacqueline Alvarez - 2016

SF State Philosophy Graduate Student and Activist Jacqueline Alvarez received the inaugural Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship in 2016 for her community contributions and academic achievements. As an undergraduate student at Fresno State, she served as President of the Diversity Caucus and Radical Feminists Against Sexual Assault. At SF State, She studies policies regarding ethics or justice that dismiss or ignore gender/race/ethnicity/sexuality, categories which have shaped the marginalization perpetuated historically and in our current communities. She believes queer ethnic analysis is necessary for resisting marginalization.

Support the Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship Fund

Make a donation to the scholarship fund in support of the development of change agents who are committed to effect social change in education, our workplaces, and our diverse communities to foster more inclusivity and acceptance for Queers of Color, the LGBTQ community, and People of Color.

Give to the Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship Fund

For more information about supporting the Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship, contact Alex Sanchez, Director of Development, at alexsan@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1032.