Point Foundation Scholarships

$13,600

January 28, 2020

Awards Available: See Description

  • Scholarship Description
  • A Point Scholarship is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar. Applicants must have a proven track record of leadership and community involvement, strong academic achievement and be working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community. Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program. Must be at least a senior in high school be "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 5757 Wilshire Blvd
  • Suite #370
  • Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • applications@pointfoundation.org
  • 866-337-6468

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Luis R  on 9/8/2019 12:55:21 AM

I will apply for this scholarship. I hope I am looked into and worthy of it. I have been an RN for over 15 years in the ICU and I have seen several LGBTQ die or develop health issues related to lack of healthcare access, lack of education or even simple lack of interest due to their upbringing and struggles in life. I want to become an Acute and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner so I can make a difference in the life of young and the not so young LGBTQ community. I also want to make a difference in others as well though education, and compassion even when they are not part of the LGBTQ because no matter what, health issues that affect a few may eventually affect us all, LGBTQ and not LBGBTQ. I want to provide access to care to communities in need because I see how those communities tend to be ignored. I was once ignored by own family, had no health insurance, had to struggle to make ends meet and had to balance life, work, school and health issues all while having an empty fridge, barely any gas in my gas tank, and having to get food from food pantries because at that time I was all alone. I wish to make a difference to those who are living what I once lived.

Antoinette B  on 1/5/2018 5:01:02 PM

I applied to this scholarship. There are four essays and lots to fill out. So if you want to put the time in make sure it is your best work!

Patrick B  on 12/8/2016 10:28:40 AM

I would like to pursue this scholarship. I want to go from serving in the Marine Corps to creating equality and understanding for the LGBTQ community. I will be applying soon! Thank you for the opportunity.

Jaison B  on 1/16/2016 4:13:04 AM

I'm really interested in this scholarship, because just by being who I am is a challenge on a daily basis being judged by whom you love instead of character and simply being a good person

Ramiria W  on 1/15/2016 9:36:38 AM

I would live to revieve this because i am big on people living themselves. When i was younger my aunt killed herself bevause she hated herself. I hated myself and was suicidle. I judt want to help other avoid the ibstacles i went theough.

Mary F  on 11/27/2015 11:29:57 AM

Well I am going to apply for this scholarship because growing up in the (L)GBT community it was hard, always getting judged about who I am and being told that I couldn't live this way but I am so thank you so much for this.

kiara a  on 11/18/2015 11:25:04 AM

I really am interested in this scholarship being a lesbian is very hard because people always judging. Thank you for the opportunity.

Trisha M  on 7/30/2015 8:19:41 AM

I am going to apply for this scholarship. This is work I am already doing or have done. I was homeless from age 16 to age 22 because my family was not supportive. I have worked hard to get myself off the street and into school. Because of this, I am more than ten years behind my peers. I am 36 now and did not have the means to finally attend school until a few years ago. I was finally able to marry my LGBT partner when the law was passed in Maine. My mother attended our wedding. My father did not. Katrina's (my wife) parents did not. I am LGBT and androgynous so there are aspects of who I am that really don't "fit in" anywhere. I really appreciate the opportunity for this kind of support. I wish I'd known it existed a lot sooner. Thank you for the good work you are doing to try and create change for people in similar situations. You have no idea how I felt when I saw that a scholarship even existed. It was like finding a sunbeam through a sandstorm.

BeiJing M  on 11/14/2014 7:46:05 AM

I applied for this scholarship because I am a proud member of the LGBT community. I believe what Point Foundation is doing supports everything I believe in. Feeling like an outkast is the worst, but this scholarship put hope in some people eyes who wants to achieve the same education and goals as there peers.

Elizabeth A  on 4/13/2014 7:52:39 PM

I sent this address to my highly intelligent and compassionate son, who is preparing to enroll in his first year of college after a year of indecision and hesitation before he felt ready to move forward academically as a transitioning human being. I am deeply grateful that you offer scholarship help to transgender students...they are so often overlooked or ignored...and they have so much to offer the world. Thank you.

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