The Point Foundation Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 28

Tuesday
Awarded By:

The Point Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies annually. Last year 36 awards were offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) student or have a history of leadership and dedication in the LGBTQ community.
  3. Must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student at the time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Applicants must be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer (LGBTQ) or have a history of leadership and dedication in the LGBTQ community.

Application requirements for the The Point Foundation Scholarship are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: The 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. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Marginalization, financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration. Each finalist must interview with Point's Board of Regents and members of the executive management staff in person in San Francisco. Interviews are coordinated by Point and will take place between April 26 and April 28. The cost for transportation, lodging and meals are covered by Point.

Award Amount: The average individual scholarship amount is $10,000 annually, non-renewable. A previous recipient may reapply. Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of those selected as Point Scholars to secure as much outside funding as possible. Point is not intended to be, and cannot be, the sole source of support because there is no guarantee that the financial support will be the same each year, nor will it be provided each year. The scholarship amounts funded by Point each year depends on other financial support that Point Scholars receive from individuals, other foundations or grants, as well as the financial health of Point.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, January 28

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, January 28

The scholarship application must be completed online at The Point Foundation (TPF) website. Each applicant must create a login using his/her email address and a password of his/her choice in order to access the online application. The online application is divided into 10 sections, which may be accessed in any order during the application process. All sections must be completed fully. The following information is required for application: general; family; citizenship; education; schools; test; experience; financial; essays; and other. Within the essays section, the applicant will need to submit his/her response to three essay questions in no more than 250 words each. Although there are various named scholarships under the program, the applicant should only submit one application in order to be considered. It is during the process of selecting new scholars that certain applicants are matched with relevant “Named” scholarships based on academics, interests, field of study, and financial need. Part I of the application is due by January 30. Applications will be accepted until midnight PST on the deadline date. Semi-finalists will be notified via email at the end of February and must submit the following additional materials by Feb. 27: two to three recommendation letters; verification if test scores submitted within the application; official transcript(s) sent by the applicant to the foundation; a resume or curriculum vitae; and a financial aid award letter (if applicable). When the application has been successfully submitted, a PIN will be given to the applicant. The applicant's PIN must be on all additional materials submitted to the foundation. If the PIN is not on all additional materials, the application will be incomplete.
Contact: Jonathan Rosales
Address: 5757 Wilshire Blvd Suite #370 Los Angeles, California 90036

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