Awards & Grants

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Nominations are solicited usually from January - March of each year for this award. For more information and/or to nominate faculty, staff and students go to the UNH Nomination Serivce

Bill Kidder Fund Awards & Grants

Bill Kidder established a UNH Kidder Fund for Awareness in 1993

William “Bill” Kidder was an alumnus of UNH. He served in many positions at the University and most notably as Dean of Students. Bill Kidder died as a result of complications due to AIDS and provided this fund as a way to continue his good work.

To learn more about Bill Kidder (click here)

The purpose of the Kidder Fund is to sponsor and encourage educational efforts that will enhance understanding of and advance opportunities for those whose sexual orientation differs from the majority in our culture, to foster AIDS awareness, and to demonstrate the constructive contributions this important segment of our society is making.

  • Distinguished Guest Lecture and Performance Series
  • Educational and AIDS Awareness Programs
  • Student Scholarships
  • Faculty Awards
  • Staff Awards

Kidder Fund Grants are available to support programs, reseach, events and projects that fulfill the purpose of the Kidder Fund. Contact Office of President's Commissions, Thompson Hall, G14, or Tel #862-1058 for more information.  For grant proposal application form (click here).

Through the Kidder Fund Awards, the university honors one staff member, one faculty member, and one student who, through their scholarship, leadership, or outstanding efforts, foster greater understanding of sexual orientation at the University of New Hampshire . These awards are presented annually at the Pancake Breakfast in early April. Nominations are solicited at the beginning of Spring semester. Nomination form available here

The UNH Bill Kidder Fund Lifetime Achievement Award
This award has been presented in 2007 to J. Gregg Sanborn and in 2009 to Judy Spiller for their long standing contribution to the GLBT community, fostering understanding and advancing opportunities for those whose sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression differ from the majority in our culture.

Pink Triangle Award

The Pink Triangle Award is given to students, faculty, staff and community members who have made outstanding contributions to efforts for equity and visibility for the UNH GLBT community. The Pink Triangle Award is the annual tradition created by the UNH GLBT community of honoring leaders and heroes. Nominations are solicited at the beginning of Spring semester and the awards are presented at the GLBT Pancake Breakfast in April. Nomination form and information here.