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Point Foundation Invites Applications for LGBTQ Student Scholarships
ThePoint Foundation has
announced that its scholarship application process will open online November 1,
Scholarships are designed to help promising LGBTQ students achieve their full
academic and leadership potential despite obstacles. Scholars must demonstrate
academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, and financial
need. Attention also will be paid to students who have lost the financial and
social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing
their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Scholars must agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and to
give back to the LGBTQ community through the completion of an individual
community service project each year. Some Point Scholars also benefit from
internship opportunities related to their fields of study.
provide approximately $25,000 per scholar, per year. Each scholar is paired
with a mentor and participates in leadership development training with fellow
Point Scholars, including an annual leadership conference. After graduating,
Point Scholars become part of Point's growing alumni network. Point
Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis, providing
funding to supplement other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs,
etc. Point Scholars must secure as much outside funding as possible.
who will be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2013-14
school year are eligible to apply for the multiyear scholarships. Applications
will be reviewed by a team of forty-five trained educators, school counselors,
and foundation staff and board members. The selection process concludes with
face-to-face interviews with Point's staff and Board of Regents during May
2013. The 2013 Point Scholar Class will be announced in June 2013.
a student online and download an application
information flyer. Applicants will have until 11:59 p.m. PST on January 14,
2013, to submit Part I of the application. Qualifying applicants will be
invited to then submit Part II of the application. Part II will made available
November 2, 2012, and remain open until 11:59 p.m. PST, January 28, 2013.
Applications are only accepted online.
the Point Foundation Web site for complete program information and the online
nomination and application forms.