Mentoring & Coaching

Since 2002, Point Foundation has matched over 500 scholars with caring LGBTQ and allied professionals who are dedicated to helping LGBTQ students achieve their dreams of higher education.

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The Affirming Power of Mentors and Coaches

Mentors and coaches are a unique component of our Flagship and Community College scholarships. They are positive role models who provide guidance that scholars may not have access to in their families or communities. Going to college is exciting but can also be overwhelming. Mentors and coaches are in regular contact with their assigned scholars and assist with setting academic, professional, and personal goals and navigating new environments. For many scholars, having an experienced guide with them through their academic journey is life changing.

Mentor & Coach Commitment

Flagship Scholars

Point matches each Flagship Scholar with a mentor. We ask that Flagship mentors commit to providing at least one full year of academic support to their matched scholar. Ideally, the duration of the mentoring relationship will span the remainder of the student’s time as a Point Scholar.

Point Flagship Scholars are undergraduate and graduate scholars receiving up to four years of support. Undergraduate scholars are working towards their bachelor’s degrees, some with the intent of furthering their education after graduation or beginning their careers. Graduate scholars are working to become experts in their field.

Community College Scholars

Point matches each Community College Scholar with a coach. We ask that community college coaches provide at least one full year of academic support to their matched scholar.

Point awards Community College Scholars with either a one or two-year scholarship. One-year scholars are in their final year of community college and plan to transfer to a four-year university. Two-year scholars have four semesters of community college left and plan to either graduate with an associates degree or transfer to a four-year university.

Mentor & Coach Selection Process

Point places special emphasis on providing our scholars with mentors/coaches who are deeply committed to supporting our mission. We consider a variety of factors in our selection process including communication style, social and emotional strengths, education and professional history, individual backgrounds, and identities. To be considered for the Point Mentoring or Coaching Program, you must complete the following:

• Online application
• Interview
• Background and reference checks
• Mentor/Coach training

Apply to Become a Mentor or a Coach

To apply to become a Point Foundation mentor or coach, please apply at the Point Connect website and create your profile as a Mentor/Coach Applicant. After you complete your profile, you will be contacted by a staff Point member to coordinate an interview.

For more information or questions, contact Program Manager Jennifer Gutierrez.