• Continuing the spirit
    of global education.

  • Promoting acceptance
    and support for the
    LGBTQIA+ community.

    Creating a safe campus experience for LGBTQIA+ students.
What is the Benjamin Gregory Scholarship Fund?

Importance of
Global Education & Advocacy

The Benjamin Gregory Alumni Scholarship Fund focuses on supporting students who pursue a study abroad program or are involved in promoting LGBTQIA+ equality.

Global Education

Gain perspective
Studying abroad and learning a foreign language is an integral part of being a world citizen.


Support the LGBTQIA+ Community
Help create a diversely rich and open-minded, safe campus for everyone.


Help Students Achieve
Support a student gaining a new perspective on life and how to be part of a greater good.

Student Requirements

Excellent academic record, curiosity of the world, and promoting acceptance.

The Benjamin Gregory Scholarship will be awarded to students who are applying to study abroad, studying a foreign language, or promoting acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.

Scholarships are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. As most study abroad programs happen during a student's junior year, applying during sophomore and junior years is recommended.

Students must be in good standing and provide a letter of recommendation.

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Citizen of the World

Benjamin was born and raised in the great state of Tennessee. From an early age, he began writing to a penpal in Japan and fell in love with the language and culture. Benjamin spent his sophomore year on a study abroad program at 国際基督教大学 in Tokyo, Japan.

Benjamin worked at the International House on campus and guided campus tours for incoming exchange students from 2000 - 2002.

The fund was started in 2020 as a tribute to Gregory, Benjamin's father who passed away in 2019 after battling Alzheimer's. The scholarship fund will continue Benjamin's legacy of the importance of international education, acceptance, perspective and experience.

In Memory of Gregory Trotter
In Loving Memory

Benjamin Gregory Trotter