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Community College Scholarship

The Point Foundation Community College Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students who are earning their associate degree or intend to transfer to a four-year college or university in the United States by offering financial support, community resources, and professional development. 

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The Point Foundation Community College Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students who are earning their associate degree or intend to transfer to a four-year college or university in the United States by offering financial support, community resources, and professional development. 

Scholarship Details

Point Community College Scholars receive financial aid, mentoring, leadership development, and transfer support.

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

Funding Period: Fall 2024 through spring 2025. Most Point Community College Scholarships provide one year of support.

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Application

Sept. 21, 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST: Community College Scholarship application opens.

Feb. 22, 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST: Application closes.

Finalists will be invited to submit additional required materials in March. Recipients will be notified no later than May 31.

 

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.
  • 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 an associate degree or cosmetology degree/certificate program.
  • 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 associate degree.
  • 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.

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

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.

Mentoring

Community College Scholars participate in group mentoring to support their academic and professional success.

Community College Conference

The semiannual online Community College Conference prepares scholars to pursue further education and get the professional experience they need to pursue their dreams. Workshops focus on topics such as navigating transfer applications and financial aid, building a resume, effective interviewing, and authentic networking.

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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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BIPOC Scholar
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Community College Scholarship FAQ

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 associate degree.

I’m currently in community college and intend to transfer. Can I use the Point Community College Scholarship to cover educational costs after I transfer to a four-year university? down

No. The Community College Scholarship can only be applied to educational costs while you are enrolled in a community college. Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution within the next year are encouraged to apply for the BIPOC and/or Flagship Programs.

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

The Community College Scholarship is intended to support students in their final year of community college. Students earlier in their education may apply, but Point will prioritize awarding scholarships to applicants in their final year of study before earning an associate degree and/or transferring.

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

Point Scholars must be enrolled in an accredited US higher education institution. Institutions located in US territories are ineligible.

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.

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