Freddie Scholarship for LGBTQ2S+ Students

9.3.2021
5 min read
Thomas Trombetta

Freddie is committed to supporting LGBTQ2S+ students pursuing their postsecondary education. Besides facing stigma due to identity, expression, and sexuality; queer and trans communities are at higher risk of poverty, homelessness, and violence. Yet these students also build extreme resilience, and that must be celebrated. Freddie wants to make your student journey easier, so that you can focus on giving your education your best.‍‍

The Freddie Scholarship for LGBTQ2S+ Students

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Scholarships Available: 1

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021

Selected scholarship recipients will be notified by June 15, 2021

Mission and Objectives

Freddie is a health service organization with the goal of increasing sexual wellness access for LGBTQ2S+ communities. Freddie currently offers HIV PrEP, the daily pill that reduces one’s risk of acquiring HIV by 99%. PrEP is highly effective and free for many people in Canada, however there are many barriers to accessing the treatment. Freddie makes it easy to access PrEP through online, convenient, and inclusive care. Our mission is to uplift and support queer and trans communities through changes in health care and HIV prevention.

As such, Freddie is committed to supporting LGBTQ2S+ students pursuing their postsecondary education. Besides facing stigma due to identity, expression, and sexuality; queer and trans communities are at higher risk of poverty, homelessness, and violence. Yet these students also build  extreme resilience, and that must be celebrated. 

Freddie wants to make your student journey easier, so that you can focus on giving your education your best.

Eligibility

All eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

- Enrolled as a full-time student in a Canadian postsecondary program of study

- Identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community

- Submit an essay (guidelines below)

- Black, Indigenous, and Disabled communities are strongly encouraged to apply

Submission and Essay Instructions

To submit your interest in the Freddie Scholarship, please submit the following documents here

1. Proof of enrolment in a postsecondary institution

2. Resume outlining leadership experience

3. Essay 

          Please write an essay addressing all of the following themes: yourself, involvement with the LGBTQ2S+ community, and resilience (whether as it relates to your experience or in general)

          Essays should be between 500, and 1,000 words

          If an alternative format is preferable and more accessible to you, you’re welcome to submit that instead (e.g. video, art)

Once you have those documents ready, simply fill out the form by clicking here!

Selection Process

Applications received will be reviewed by a committee of two Freddie staff, and one representative from a community organization - the Community-Based Research Centre

Successful applicants will demonstrate:

- Engagement in community activities

- Desire towards enacting change, especially as it relates to LGBTQ2S+ empowerment

Your scholarship may be tax deductible. However, you are responsible for any tax reporting requirements and any tax due. We cannot give any tax advice.

Freddie will not share the personal information of applications in any way. All information submitted is to be kept strictly confidential and used solely for the purpose of determining a winner.


Freddie is a healthcare system for LGBTQ2S+ — a community that has traditionally been overlooked, stigmatized and marginalized. Freddie is focused on HIV prevention and giving easy & low-cost (or free) access to PrEP online throughout Canada.

Written by:
Thomas Trombetta

Thomas is passionate about gender and sexuality liberation social movements. Before beginning his work with Freddie, Thomas studied Sociology and Global & Development Studies at the University of Alberta, after which he began working with marginalized communities. In previous roles, Thomas was involved in queer and trans health education, PrEP health promotion, community-based research, HIV education, and LGBTQ2S+ advocacy.

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APPLY FOR THE FREDDIE SCHOLARSHIP FOR LGBTQ2S+ STUDENTS

To submit your application, simply fill out this confidential form and attached the relevant documents

Apply Here