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Flagship Scholarship

The Point Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students who are earning their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at accredited colleges in the United States.

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The Point Flagship Scholarship empowers LGBTQ students who are earning their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees at accredited colleges in the United States.

Scholarship Details

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.

Amount: Financial award based on need, renewable for up to four years of support

Funding Period: Four years support maximum

Application

Oct. 26: Point Scholarship application opens online.

Dec. 21: Application closes.

Semifinalists will be contacted after the application window closes and ask for supplemental materials and video interviews.

Finalists will be notified two months after the application window closes. Submit additional materials.

Recipients will be notified three months after the application window closes.

Watch our “How to Get Scholarships” video for ideas to make your application stand out! Find more tips on our application tips page.

Eligibility & Requirements

The Flagship Scholarship is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students earning a degree. Point considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including leadership and community involvement, academic achievement, LGBTQ advocacy, and financial need.

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The Flagship Scholarship is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students earning a degree. Point considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including leadership and community involvement, academic achievement, LGBTQ advocacy, and financial need.

Scholarship eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
  • Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory, community college, online programs or trade schools are not eligible.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Must maintain full-time enrollment for the academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be able to record a video for the Point Selections Committee. More details are provided to those who reach the finalist stage.
  • Must be able to attend Point National Leadership Conference in Person in Los Angeles in the summer.

Beyond Financial Support

Point Foundation not only provides access to college through scholarship funding, our staff community and volunteers are here to help you succeed in your school or university experience.

Coaching

A personal mentor to provide support and advice on academic & professional career decisions

Conferences and panels:

Attendance at Point’s National Leadership Conference

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The Community

Join hundreds of scholars in schools around the country, creating a network of peer support.

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Hear from Our Scholars

"It’s not just providing financial support for someone’s education, which is critical and really important, but also providing a community and sense of possibility."

Sydney Rinehart (she/her)
Flagship Scholar
Rand Skolnick Endowed Scholarship
University of Michigan

Flagship Scholarship FAQ

Can I apply for a scholarship to study school in the spring semester by submitting my application during the fall application period? down

No. Point only awards scholarships for a full academic year or greater, beginning with the next fall semester.

Can I send my application early? down

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? down

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.

What if I’m a returning scholar? down

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.

I need help with my application. down

For all other questions and concerns, please email applications@pointfoundation.org.

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