Helping LGBTQ students achieve their dreams for 20 years

Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

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The Latest with Point

6/27/2022

Largest Ever Student Cohort Announced

Point will support more than 550 students through the 2022-2023 academic year, the largest class in our 20-year history.
Meet Our Scholars

6/01/2022

Celebrate the Graduating Class of Scholars

In June, Point and our sponsors celebrated the graduating class of LGBTQ Flagship Schoalrs.
Watch the Video

7/1/2022

History and Definition of Nonbinary Gender from Point Scholar

Nonbinary gender identities show up throughout history. Celebrate nonbinary people by learning more.
Learn About Nonbinary Gender

6.1.22

Join us in supporting the resilience of the LGBTQ community as anti-LGBTQ legislation sweeps the United States.

This year, hundreds of homophobic, transphobic, and anti-LGBTQ bills have been proposed and adopted as law in states around the country. As the LGBTQ and allied communities combat these bills, Point continues to support LGBTQ students in higher ed though scholarships, mentoring, coaching and programming to help students find success at school.
Support LGBTQ Futures

2.17.22

Point Commits $1M to Fight LGBTQ Oppression

Funding supports additional scholars in response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” and related bills
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Point not only creates a large and loving community, but they fortify it by believing in our most vulnerable members and helping to lift them up so they can lead the way for a better tomorrow.

Sammie Zenoz

Community College Student

Because of Point’s help I have been able to construct and achieve more goals in my life, both personally and professionally.

Felipe Gomez

Wells Fargo Point Scholar

In the 2022-2023 academic year,

552

students are receiving financial support, mentorship, and leadership training

70

Flagship Scholars earning their undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees

90

Community College Scholars

274

BIPOC Scholars

118

Opportunity Grants

468

Point Alumni as of June 2021

60%

of all students are first-generation students

80%

of all students are people of color

80%

of community college students successfully transferred to four-year colleges in 2021

Areas of Study

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  • 11% Arts
  • 7% Business and Communications
  • 3% Education
  • 34% Humanities
  • 7% Law
  • 12% Medicine
  • 24% Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • 1% Undecided

The Voice of Impact

Click “play” to hear from members of the Point family, including scholars, alumni, mentors, board members and funders.

Erin Armstrong

2014 Scholar

Erin Armstrong

2014 Scholar

Alejandra Salinas

Alum

Alan Guno

Board Member & Former Mentor

Shelley Freeman

Named Scholarship Funder

Pete Subkoviak

Alum

Marsha Botzer

Mentor

Matthew Kaplan

2015 Point Scholar

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