The scholarship, named after the transgender actress and professor, will financially assist applicants to USC's School of Dramatic Arts.
Cynthia Newman took the decision to block the controversial chain at Rider University very personally.
Seth Owen has started the Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Foundation to help other students from marginalized communities.
Lawmakers voted down a bill that would have prevented trans students from playing on sports teams designated for their gender identity.
The trans boy says he was subjected to "degrading and stigmatizing segregation" by being barred from the boys' locker room.
The measure would have banned discussion of transgender idenity in public schools in grades K-7.
Award-winning author and professor Dr. Bettina Love explains the importance of intersectional theory regarding queer and racial identities.