The Walter M. Decker Point Scholarship

  • Website Address
  • https://www.pointfoundation.org/contribute/create-...
  • Contact
  • Heather Varian
  • Address
  • 5055 Wilshire Blvd.
  • Suite 501
  • Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Email Address
  • applicationinfo@pointfoundation.org
  • Application Deadline
  • January 20, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • See Description
  • Scholarship Description
  • To honor his legacy of academic and philanthropic excellence, Point Foundation has created the Walter M. Decker Scholarship to support one or more outstanding students annually.

    Dr. Decker, an accomplished radiologist, was a fine example of an individual who lived a simple life but wanted others to benefit from his success. He was compelled and inspired by the example of Point Scholars who, in the face of discrimination, have had the courage to honestly present themselves to the world. Until late in his life, Dr. Decker did not feel he had the freedom to do the same. In supporting Point Foundation, he strongly believed that he could help young people overcome the prejudice and discrimination that he feared at the same age in his life. In his experience, education was transformative, and he believed that his support of Point Foundation would help improve the lives of others by providing access to education and other opportunities.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are not eligible
    -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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