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Harvey Milk LGBTQ+ Scholarship Dinner

This dinner honors the courage and spirit of Harvey Milk, whose activism set an example of the crucial connection between education and social change. This event is a way to encourage and support all members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Greater Fox Valley.

Our goal is to raise awareness and provide scholarships for both LGBTQ+ students at UW Oshkosh and LGBTQ+ high school students in the Fox Valley who will be enrolling at one of the UW Oshkosh campuses. Through education, volunteerism and service, the Harvey Milk LGBTQ+ Scholarship Dinner Committee will serve the surrounding communities as a positive force for dignity and recognition.

Harvey Milk was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s unprecedented loud and unapologetic proclamation of his authenticity as an openly gay candidate for public office, and his subsequent election gave never before experienced hope to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people everywhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office. – Harvey Milk Foundation

You may specifty the scholarship you wish to donate to using our online donation form.

In case you missed the scholarship dinner, you can watch it here: Harvey Milk LGBTQ+ Scholarship Dinner 2020


The 10th Annual Harvey Milk LGBTQ+ Scholarship Dinner will be held virtually on

Sunday, November 15, 2020
at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us through Collaborate Ultra:

Dial In: +1-571-392-7650

PIN: 667 035 4909

There are no tickets, cost, or need to register for the event this year; however, we invite you to pull up to your computer with a special dinner that you’ve made for the event.


Fun Fact: We have awarded 15 scholarships and, to date, have raised $34,500 in ten years.

We are excited to award our next round of Harvey Milk scholarships at this event as well as raise additional funds for future LGBTQ+ student scholarships at UW Oshkosh. Click here to donate to the Harvey Milk Scholarship.

To apply for the 2020 Harvey Milk Commemorative Dinner Scholarship, visit Academic Works.