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BIPOC Scholarship

The Point Foundation BIPOC Scholarship aims to mitigate generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development to LGBTQ students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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The Point Foundation BIPOC Scholarship aims to mitigate generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development to LGBTQ students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Scholarship Details

The BIPOC Scholarship from Point Foundation provides financial and community support to BIPOC students.

Amount: Up to $1,500

Funding Period: Awarded scholars will receive funding for the next academic term. Funding is provided for a single academic term.

Hear from BIPOC Scholars about the program.

 

Application

Feb. 8 - March 7 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST: Application window opens.

Eligibility & Requirements

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BIPOC Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Scholarship recipients must identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ.
  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at any accredited postsecondary in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Students in college or universities in a United States territory or post-doctoral program are not eligible.
  • Use scholarship funds at an accredited U.S. higher education institution between fall session 2024 and spring 2025.
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in one of the following types of programs: an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, a master's or doctoral degree, or a medical, law, or other professional degree.
  • Must be enrolled in one or more credit-bearing classes for the funded term.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Selection Criteria:

  • Personal history and background.
  • Academic history and future plans.
  • Estimate of financial costs and support.
  • Community involvement and work experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership or leadership potential.

Beyond Financial Support

Coaching

Students receive guidance and support in areas affecting BIPOC LGBTQ students from Point’s expert coaching panels.

Conferences and Panels

BIPOC Scholars have access to virtual leadership events and panel discussions.

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The BIPOC LGBTQ Community

Join other Latine and Hispanic, Indigenous, Black, Asian, and people of color student scholarship recipients.

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Hear from Our Scholars

"The BIPOC scholarship allows me to involve myself in a community that celebrates diversity and wants to create an environment for me to learn."

Slleven Gonzalez (they/them)
Point BIPOC Scholar 
Santa Monica College

BIPOC Scholarship FAQ

Who should apply for the BIPOC scholarship? down

  • Members of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who identify as LGBTQ.
  • Students must be enrolled or intending to enroll in an accredited 2-year or community college, four-year college or university, or graduate program based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, demonstrating their commitment to furthering their education.

How does the BIPOC Scholarship help students? down

  • Provides funding for tuition and other expenses such as the student’s housing, study tools, and equipment.
  • Scholars receive guidance and support in areas affecting BIPOC LGBTQ students from Point’s expert coaching discussions.
  • Point provides access to virtual leadership events and panel discussions.
  • Point scholars will have the opportunity to engage and further their LGBTQ network within the Point community.

Created Through Collaboration

This scholarship initiative was created with the expertise of several key stakeholders. In addition to these advisors, Point wishes to thank the following people for their thoughtful input and collaboration.

  • Kay Adam, Point Alum
  • Nia Clark, Point Scholar
  • Gregory Davis, Point Alum
  • Angie Gonzalez, Point Alum
  • Ian Khara Ellasante, Point Alum
  • Mira Patel, Point Alum & Chair of Point Alumni Committee
  • Valentin Sierra, Point Alum
  • Markus Thiel, Point Board of Trustees
  • Jules Turner, Point Alum
  • Dr. Gisela P. Vega, Point Board of Trustees
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Created Through Collaboration

This scholarship initiative was created with the expertise of several key stakeholders. In addition to these advisors, Point wishes to thank the following people for their thoughtful input and collaboration.

  • Kay Adam, Point Alum
  • Nia Clark, Point Scholar
  • Gregory Davis, Point Alum
  • Angie Gonzalez, Point Alum
  • Ian Khara Ellasante, Point Alum
  • Mira Patel, Point Alum & Chair of Point Alumni Committee
  • Valentin Sierra, Point Alum
  • Markus Thiel, Point Board of Trustees
  • Jules Turner, Point Alum
  • Dr. Gisela P. Vega, Point Board of Trustees

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