Meet Our Scholars

Point Foundation is a champion for equal access to higher education and is proud that many Point Scholarship recipients are from communities that are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.

Visit Point’s Community College Scholarship Program page to meet the 2020 recipients of these scholarships.


More than a third of Point Scholars identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, and a third of Point Scholars are first-generation college students.

In the last decade, Point has provided LGBTQ students with more than 400 scholarship awards. By linking education with leadership potential, Point catalyzes the growth of all Point Scholars and Alumni to become leaders who work to advance LGBTQ rights and create a more inclusive, equitable society.

Morgan Beaven

Arizona State University

Wells Fargo Scholar

Meet Morgan

Davy Deng

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

René Plessner Point Scholarship

Meet Davy

Donnavan Dillon

University of Kansas

Alfred A. Cave Scholar

Meet Donnavan

Manny Faria

Stanford University

Jeff Ogle & Jeff Stearns Scholar

Meet Manny

Jessie Garcia Gutiérrez

University of California, Berkeley

Victoria's Secret Scholar

Meet Jessie

Isaac James

University of Texas at Austin

Patti Sue Mathis Scholar

Meet Isaac

Felix Kiene-Gualtieri


Wells Fargo Scholar

Meet Felix

Em Kuo

Northwestern University

Meet Em

Jo Lew

Southern Methodist University

Meet Jo

Kelvin Moore

University of California, San Francisco

Meet Kelvin

Arianna Peró

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Synchrony Foundation Scholar

Meet Arianna

Marc Ridgell

Washington University in St. Louis

Meet Marc

Sydney Rinehart

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Rand Skolnick Endowed Scholar

Meet Sydney

Yvin Shin

Columbia University

Stacy R. Friedman Scholar

Meet Yvin

Jenna Smith

Duke University

Wells Fargo Scholar

Meet Jenna

Mikiko Thelwell

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science & David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Anchor Trust Scholar

Meet Mikiko

Jamar Williams

Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School)

Meet Jamar

Erin Wilson

Spelman College

Michael J. Jeffrey and Jeffrey J. Mitchell Point Scholar

Meet Erin