Point Foundation Scholarships

  • Website Address
  • https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-...
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Address
  • 5757 Wilshire Blvd
  • Suite #370
  • Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Email Address
  • applicationinfo@pointfoundation.org
  • Application Deadline
  • January 19, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • $13,600
  • Scholarship Description
  • For students who are underprivileged, especially those who have been abandoned by family and other support systems because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the cost of an education can seem an insurmountable obstacle to success. Point Foundation believes these students should not be further disadvantaged as they prepare for the future.

    Since its inception in 2001, Point has invested more than $3 million in outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. This year the foundation will invest more than $1M in the scholarship recipients. A Point Scholarship covers tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and living expenses, and is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar. The average scholarship award per scholar is $13,600. The average total program expense that includes scholarship funding, mentoring and leadership training is $34,000 per year per scholar.

    Eligibility:
    -A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
    -Strong academic achievement
    -Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
    -Financial need
    -Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska in the upcoming fall
    -Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year
    -Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program
    -Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university. Students continuing their studies at community colleges, online programs, trade schools, as well as postdoctoral research students are not eligible
    -Must be at least a senior in high school
    -Must 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.

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