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Battelle and National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Establish Scholarships

Posted on Feb 21, 2011

COLUMBUS, OH., 21 February, 2011—Battelle and the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) announced today funding of the Battelle/NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships. 

Established following NOGLSTP’s inaugural Out to Innovate Career Summit  (, with lead funding support from Battelle, the new scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students  pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community.  These scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers.

The scholarships, funded at a minimum of $5,000 each, will be awarded for the Fall, 2011 academic year.  Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply.

Student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university.
  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the entirety of college/university enrollment.
  • A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field.
  • Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBT inclusion and visibility.

Online scholarship applications will be available through the NOGLSTP website ( on April 1. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation no later than June 3.  Scholarship recipients will be notified on August 1.

The diverse work force at Battelle is supported through internal organizations such as Prism, the LGBT employee resource group, founded in 2008.  Prism strives to make Battelle a more inclusive workplace, fostering a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all employees regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.


NOGLSTP was established in 1980, incorporated in the State of California in 1991, and was granted IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit status in 1992.  NOGLSTP’s mission is to educate the scientific and general communities about the presence and accomplishments of LGBT individuals in STEM professions.  NOGLSTP presents educational symposia and workshops nationwide.  NOGLSTP fosters dialog with other professional societies, academia, and industry to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. NOGLSTP is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a participating professional society member of MentorNet®, a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, a member of the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute Presidential Advisory Project’s Coalition  and a founding member of the E-Week Diversity Council.

Media Contacts

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or, or T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or

For more information, visit the website at or contact: Rochelle Diamond, Chair, at, or Amy A. Ross, Ph.D,.Program Coordinator. at

Media Contacts

Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208

T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544