The new scholarships can be used to support students with accommodation costs, living expenses, books and other educational equipment.
Jeremy Round was a talented food writer, who rose to prominence when he became Food Editor at The Independent.
He was highly regarded by the whole food community, from suppliers and home cooks to chefs and cookery writers, and was awarded the highest accolade at the time for food writing, the overall Glenfiddich Award in 1989, just a few months before he died unexpectedly of a brain haemorrhage.
“I would like Jeremy to be remembered for being fearless about how he lived his life,” Mr Trevathan said.
“He was unashamed of his sexuality, his issues with mental health, and his size. Indeed, he revelled in it all, as he did in life in general.
“He had so many other things that he thought were more important and that defined who he was more than his sexuality and he reached out and grabbed life by the horns. I think that’s a great role model for students today.”
Professor Becky Huxley-Binns, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Hull, said: “Going to university is an incredibly exciting time for students, but it can also be a time when members of the LGBTQ+ community feel vulnerable.
“At the University, we work incredibly hard to make sure all students feel comfortable and settled when they arrive with us at Hull. University is a place where people develop an identity, meet new people and express themselves through both their study and social life.
“We hope these scholarships help to remove some of the barriers facing people accessing higher education, and build on the University’s commitment to equality and inclusivity.”
Theo said: “Being successful in my application, particularly with how many people applied for the scholarship, is something I'm very proud of.”
Third-year student Ben Wright, who is studying Marine Biology, has also been awarded the scholarship and shares thoughts on how it will have an impact: