QSR and Weiland Health Initiative created the QT fund to help support students to cover the costs of mental health counseling (out of pocket or co-pays), gender affirmative medical services (hormones/surgery costs), legal services associated with changing gender markers, and other legal documentation.
More About the QT Umbrella Assistance Fund (QT Fund)
All enrolled students at Stanford are eligible, including postdocs. Grants Up to $500 Per Student Per Academic Year Can be awarded. Check out these FAQs and please email Deb Schnieder if you have any further questions.
We created The QT Umbrella Assistance Fund (The QT Fund) in Fall 2019 as a systemic way to address and support students lived experience of being Non Binary/Trans/LGB/Queer and to acknowledge the specific financial hurdles students encounter and burdens they bear when navigating systems of inequity at Stanford and beyond. We strive to be rooted in transparency and equity, to not act as gatekeepers, and to trust students' processes, transitions, and lived realities.
In addition to funds provided by the Weiland Health Initiative and Queer Student Resources, the QT Fund includes a generous contribution from the Provost and Vice Provost of Student Affairs in acknowledgment of the higher rates of gender based violence and lower rates of connection to the University and its systems, experienced by Non Binary/Trans/Queer students.
All enrolled students at Stanford are eligible, including postdocs. Exceptions can be made for students on health-related leaves of absence. No prior involvement in or affiliation with Weiland, CAPS, Vaden, or QSR is required. Our intention is for these funds to be used to support students to access services and other resources not available on campus.