Point Foundation Flagship Scholarship

Apply Nov ‘22 – Jan. ‘23

The Point Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students to access and succeed in their education at accredited four-year institutions in the United States. Flagship scholarship recipients receive financial support, access to multiple leadership development programs, mentorship or coaching, and the support of a community of scholars and alumni.

Application Closed

IMPORTANT DATES

EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

NOVEMBER 1 Point Scholarship application opens online.

MID-JANUARY Application closes.

MARCH 1 Semifinalists ONLY – supplemental materials due.

MID-MARCH Select Invited Semifinalists ONLY – Zoom interviews.

MID-APRIL Finalists ONLY – submit additional materials.

MAY-JUNE All new scholarship recipients notified, and Scholar class announced.

Apply for a Point four-year university scholarship!

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A POINT SCHOLARSHIP?

Scholarship applicants:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2022. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. If you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship opportunity.
  • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be able to record a video for the Point Selections Committee. More details provided to those who reach the finalist stage.

Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:

  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement.
  • Strong academic achievement.
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community.
  • Financial need.

FAQS ABOUT FLAGSHIP SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Can I apply for a scholarship to study school in the spring semester by submitting my application during the fall application period?
No. Point only awards scholarships for a full academic year or greater, beginning with the next fall semester.

Can I send my application early?
The Flagship Scholarship application period is from January-November and Point does not accept Flagship applications outside of this timeframe. Applicants can submit their whole application until the final day of the application period. Each scholarship application that is submitted by the deadline of 9 p.m. Pacific on the last day of eligibility (late January) will be evaluated equally by Point.

Applicants who submit their application earlier in this window who are advancing to the semifinalist round can receive notification earlier than those who apply later in the application period. This allows for more time to gather the required semifinalist supplementary materials.

Are standardized test scores required for scholarship applicants?
Applicants who are applying for support for graduate and post-graduate studies must submit test scores required by each respective institution that they hope to attend (e.g., GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and MAT). Copies of test scores printed from the official testing organization may be submitted.
Undergraduate applicants are not required to submit any standardized test scores such as the SAT and ACT.

Need Help Applying?
For all other questions and concerns, please email applications@pointfoundation.org.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
November 1: Point’s Scholarship Application opens online.
January 26: Point’s Scholarship Application closes at 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST.

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.

Mid-March:
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.

Mid-April:
All finalists must submit a video 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.