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Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students in higher education, is proud to announce its new BIPOC scholarship initiative.

Generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies have made clear that BIPOC students face greater obstacles to educational achievement. When these challenges are combined with those faced by students who also identify as LGBTQ, the impediments can make a higher education degree seem impossible.

Point aims to mitigate these issues by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development.

Applications are now until May 17, 2021. 


WHO SHOULD APPLY?
  • Members of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who identify as LGBTQ
  • Students must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college, four-year college/university, or graduate program based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the spring, summer or fall of 2021 who are also:

    • Maintaining a full-time or part-time course load
    • Demonstration a proven commitment to furthering their education

HOW POINT WILL SUPPORT
  • Funding for tuition and other education-related expenses
  • Access to Point’s Expert Coaching Panel
  • Invitations to virtual leadership events and panel discussions
  • Introduction to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed

CREATED THROUGH COLLABORATION

This scholarship initiative was created with the expertise of several key stakeholders. In addition to the advisors above, Point wishes to thank the following people for their thoughtful input and collaboration.

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