Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.


Point provides a direct financial contribution toward the many different costs of attending the nation’s top educational institutions, such as tuition, housing, textbooks and class fees.

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Point mentors build rewarding, personal relationships and serve as exemplary role models for the organization’s scholars, as well as provide scholars with advice throughout their academic and professional careers.

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Point provides training in leadership techniques, approaches to advocacy, and personal development skills for its scholars through its programs, conferences, and internship opportunities at other nonprofits and leading companies.

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Point promotes philanthropic efforts and a culture of giving back to community by requiring its scholars to work with their mentors to design and complete an annual community service project that aims to positively impact the LGBTQ community.

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