What Can A Point Scholarship Do for Me?

IMPORTANT DATES

EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON THE ON-GOING SITUATION CONCERNING COVID-19.

NOVEMBER 1
Point’s Scholarship Application opens online.

EXTENDED JANUARY 26
Application closes at 9:00 am PST.

MARCH 1
Semifinalists ONLY – supplemental materials due.

MARCH 16-22
Select Invited Semifinalists ONLY – Zoom interviews.

APRIL 12
Finalists ONLY – submit additional materials.

Check out the eligibility requirements for Point Foundation Scholarships. If you meet our requirements, read more below.

Looking for the Point Foundation Community College Scholarship? Click here for more information.

Watch the Application FAQ Video

Semifinalists

Events subject to change based on the on-going situation concerning COVID-19.

Mid-January:
Semifinalist notifications begin via email.

Mid-February:
All semifinalists notifications completed.

March 1:
All semifinalist supplemental materials must be uploaded to CommunityForce.

Week of March 16:
Zoom interviews for select invited semifinalists.

Please read the Semifinalist FAQs for detailed information.

Finalists

Events subject to change based on the on-going situation concerning COVID-19.

Late March:
All finalists notified by email.

April 12:
All finalists must be submit a video by April 12 for the Point Selections Committee. More details provided for finalists who reach this stage.

Late May – early June: 
All new scholarship recipients notified.

Mid/Late June:
Public announcement of new Point Scholar class.

Please read the Finalist FAQs for detailed information.

NOTE ON FUNDING

Point Scholarships are awarded on a “last provider” basis, meaning that 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 annually secure as much other funding as possible. For information about other sources of financial aid, see our Additional LGBTQ Resources page.

RETURNING APPLICANTS

Our application host, CommunityForce, has updated its software. As such, if you applied for a Point Scholarship during the previous application period, you are no longer able to view your previous application as in years past and you must create a new user account.