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Point Alum Ashley Burnside was born with cerebral palsy, the most common childhood motor disability, and spent much of her childhood learning how to adapt. As a teenager, her experiences as both a...

January 21, 2021, Andrae Vigil-Romero

Meet Point Scholar Vanessa Warri

What college/university are you attending and what made you choose it? UCLA. I attended UCLA as an...

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January 01, 2019, teampoint

Significant Impact

Mission: Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and...

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May 16, 2018, teampoint

Bringing My LGBTQ Activism to London

  This September I embarked on a journey to study abroad in London, England for a full year....

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May 01, 2018, teampoint

The language of my queer difference

Photo by: Nicolas Vigier “Hola tío, que majo eres!” Since arriving in Madrid in January for my...

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March 28, 2018, teampoint

Thinking about activism from an international perspective

  As an International student coming from mainland China, the experiences of being a Point Scholar,...

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January 23, 2018, teampoint

Learning Beyond the Classroom: Studying Abroad in Dominican Republic

  In my Spring semester of 2018, I am very grateful to be studying abroad in Santiago de los...

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August 07, 2017, teampoint

Helping LGBTQ Communities Worldwide

  Habari! Greetings from Kenya! I am currently writing to you from a tent set near the foothills of...

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February 17, 2017, teampoint

Finding A Safe Haven in Singapore

Photo: HSBC Point Scholar Kylie in Singapore   The temples of Southeast Asia and the lush expanses...

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January 06, 2017, teampoint

10 Things I Learned (the Hard Way) In A Professional Kitchen

  An externship is required at the end of the first year at the Culinary Institute of America....

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May 13, 2016, Eugene Patron

Fighting for the Global Good: LGBT Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

One of my favorite afternoon activities is my weekly card game. I tend to lose, and I am pretty...

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September 09, 2013, teampoint

Zoë Reidinger Helps LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Point Scholars are required to complete an annual Community Service Project (CSP) that will...

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