The Point Foundation

  • Deadline: 01/19/2020
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: Not Available
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  • Phone: Not Available
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email:
  • Address: LA Office 5055 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 501 Los Angeles, CA 90036 // NY Office 1357 Broadway, Ste 401 New York, NY 10018

Several annual scholarships for talented high-school seniors or undergraduate/graduate students who are members of the LGBTQ community.

Full Description

The Point Foundation (Point) is the largest U.S. scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students (LGBTQ). Point offers a variety of means of support to the selected students including scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

Since 1995 they offer several annual scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduate/ graduate students of any nationality or age who are enrolled or planning to attend a higher education institution, college or university in the United States. Point supports students who have a variety of needs and who demonstrate a record of accomplishments and high academic achievements. The selection of the finalists is based on the applicants’ financial need and personal history of being a member of the LGBTQ community. The application process is open from November to January each year and, during this period, it is recommended to read carefully all the available guides on the sponsor’s website regarding the application process.

The deadline for the application (Part 1) is January 19, 2020 and all finalists will be notified by email and/or phone by late March. All finalists must participate in an in-person interview with the Points Selections Committee in Los Angeles by late April/early May. All finalists’ transportation expenses, including lodging and meals, will be covered by Point. By June, all the winners will be publicly announced.

Who's eligible?

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an American high school, or pursue an academic undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university in the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).
  • Eligible candidates should be individuals who identify themselves as members of the LGBTQ community
  • The age and citizenship of the applicants are not relevant for their eligibility

How to Apply

The candidates must submit their applications online between November, 2020 and late January, 2021.

Applicants should submit their SAT or ACT scores. If an applicant currently attends or hopes to attend an institution which does not require any standardized tests, Point’s online application has a designated space to indicate they will not be submitting test scores. Applicants who are applying for support for graduate and post-graduate studies must submit test scores needed by each of the institutions they plan to attend (e.g., GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or MAT). The test scores should be printed from the official testing organization.

Scholarship applications may only be submitted online. Faxed or mailed applications will not be considered.

Scholarship listed under: LGBT Scholarships, New York Scholarships

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