Wiggsy Sivertsen Scholarship

Wiggsy Sivertsen Speaking at a Marriage Equality Rally in 2013 after DOMA.

About the Scholarship

The Wiggsy Sivertsen Scholarship is funded by community members, alumni, faculty and staff in honor of Wiggsy Sivertsen, Emeritus Professor and former Director of Counseling Services and long-time advocate for LGBTQ+ issues at San José State University and in the community.

Application Due Date

Deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016



The PRIDE Center of San José State University is proud to award the Wiggsy Siversten scholarship for students who have demonstrated a commitment to making SJSU a more inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students. The purpose of the scholarship is to acknowledge those students who have advanced the SJSU LGBTQ+ community through their involvement, service, advocacy, and/or scholarship on campus.

Award Amount

$500 and $1,000 scholarships available

Applicants may demonstrate their commitment by:

  • Involvement in a LGBTQ+ campus organization and/or
  • Service to the LGBTQ+ community and/or
  • Classroom LGBTQ+ advocacy and/or
  • Campus LGBTQ+ advocacy and/or
  • Conducted research related to LGBTQ+ issues

Applicants Must:

  • Demonstrate ongoing progress towards a degree
  • Be enrolled students at SJSU during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters
  • Carry a minimum of six (6) units each semester
  • Have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50

Submit Application

Bonnie Sugiyama
PRIDE Center
Student Union, Room 1600

Email: sjsupride@gmail.com