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Community College Scholarship

The Point Foundation Community College Scholarship empowers LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions in college. Whether you are eager to complete community college and pursue your passions out of the classroom, or you are earning credits to transfer to a four-year college or university, Point can provide financial aid and coaching to help you realize success in higher education.

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The Point Foundation Community College Scholarship empowers LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions in college. Whether you are eager to complete community college and pursue your passions out of the classroom, or you are earning credits to transfer to a four-year college or university, Point can provide financial aid and coaching to help you realize success in higher education.

Scholarship Details

Students accepted into the community college scholarship will receive a financial scholarship each year of their community college experience as well as coaching, plus admissions counseling for students wanting to transfer to a university. Join the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 500 alumni, and the Point community dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed.

Amount: $2,400 per semester or $4,800 per academic year.

Funding Period:  Maximum of two years of support.

 

Application

March 1: Community College Scholarship application opens.

May 3: Application closes at 9:00 am PST/12:00 p.m. EST

Mid-May: Semifinalists notified and videos due mid-May.

June: Scholarship recipients notified.

Watch our “How to Get Scholarships” video and visit the how to apply page for more tips.

Eligibility & Requirements

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Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • Must have 1-2 years of community college left and either (1) intend to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution OR (2) graduate with an associates degree within two years.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) throughout the academic year.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Application factors include:

  • Financial need or independence
  • Personal history
  • Academic achievement
  • Community involvement and work experience

Beyond Financial Support

Being a community college scholarship recipient means more than getting financial support for your college tuition and fees. Point Community College Scholars are provided support from Point staff and volunteers, and through educational and social events throughout their time as a scholar.

Coaching

Point matches community college scholarship students with coaches who can help students navigate the transfer process to a college or university and provide additional student support. We facilitate an introduction and set up three to four virtual meetings throughout the academic year.

Transfer Symposium

Students will attend workshops and presentations to better understand the transfer process, build knowledge and connect with the scholarship recipient class. Workshops will focus on topics such as: crafting a personal statement, building a resume, navigating financial aid, and picking the right school for you.

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Hear from Our Scholars

"[Point] really does make me feel like I have a support system and I never really thought I would get that from being online and disconnected in the way it has been."

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Community College Scholarship FAQ

I do not know which four-year university or college I want to transfer to; can I still apply to the Point Community College Scholarship Program? down

Yes. Students are not required to intend to transfer to a four-year school after community college. If you do intend on transferring, you do not need to be accepted to a particular four-year college or university. Our program can help you figure out where to go and how to get there.

I’m working on a two-year degree and intend to transfer to receive my bachelor’s degree, but I do not attend a community college. My college campus grants both two-year and four-year degrees. Am I eligible to apply? down

Yes. You must be attending a community college or working on a two-year degree and intending to transfer to a four-year college or university to be eligible.

Is there an age limit to apply to the Point Community College Scholarship Program? down

No. There is no age limit to be eligible for the Point Community College Scholarship Program. We ask that you have 1-2 years left of your community college education with the intent to either transfer to a four-year college or university in Fall 2023 or graduate with an associates and/or transfer to a four-year college or university in Fall 2024.

I’m a senior in high school and I plan on staying for only 1 year at a community college before transferring. Am I eligible to apply? down

Yes. If the 2022-2023 academic year is your final year of community college, you are eligible to apply.

Are Point Community College Scholarships restricted to any geographic regions? down

No. For the 2021-2022 academic year, Point Community College Program scholarships will be distributed to students studying anywhere in the United States.

I need help applying for the community college scholarship. down

All questions and concerns regarding the Point Foundation Community College Scholarship can be addressed to applications@pointfoundation.org.

Program Sponsors

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Coach Foundation
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Program Sponsors

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  • Coach Foundation
  • VS&Co

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