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Point Foundation - The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

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Out in Higher Ed Week

9/23/22 11:03 AM
Point Foundation - The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund


Out in Higher Education Week is a time to highlight LGBTQ voices in higher education and give people a platform to share what the LGBTQ community needs to thrive out loud. From Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Point Foundation will hold virtual events and discussions, centering students' experiences, and providing resources for students, academic leaders and community supporters in order to improve the environment at places of higher learning.

Why? More than a third of LGBTQ students say their gender or sexual orientation was a factor in being denied higher education services. Additionally, 41% of Point's applicants report that they delayed their educational pursuits because of the cost and lack of familial support. Out In Higher Ed Week not only helps students find community support but is a way to share resources for students, academic leaders, and allies to improve the academic environment for LGBTQ students.


Those who wear their pride proudly provide proof that LGBTQ people can be successful leaders on and off college campuses. Students, staff, faculty members, or administrators who register early may be able to score free swag for your school!


Use the resources below to support LGBTQ students in your school or community!


Educators Allies
  • Register to get first access to our Challenging School Policies and Building LGBTQ Community on Campus resources.

  • Register for Out in Higher Ed Week to get first access to our new resource about working with student activists

  • Share info about the Point Flagship and Community College scholarships with your students when applications open on October 12th -- and encourage them to register for Out in Higher Ed Week!

  • Listen to LGBTQ students discuss what they need to thrive at school


See last year's panel below!

Use #OutInHigherEd to join the conversation about LGBTQ equity and inclusion in higher ed!




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