About the Scholarship

The Point Foundation Scholarship is authorized and is sponsored by The Point Foundation.

The foundation focuses on empowering promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

The Point Foundation Scholarship provides financial assistance through funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

What is the application procedure?

  • Candidates are required to login to their account using their email address and a password to access the online application. 

  • Students must demonstrate academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community.

  • Students must submit three essay questions around 250 words or less each.

  • Candidates must provide two to three letters of recommendation.

  • The candidates are instructed to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to demonstrate their financial position to pay for their education.

  • A current official transcript must be submitted by students along with their financial aid award letter and a resume.


Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship provides $10000 annually which is non-renewable, but the previous applicants may re-apply.

  • The total number of awards offered through this scholarship varies each year based on the availability of funds and students meeting their requirements.


Deadline Information

All the necessary documents along with the application form must be sent to the financial aid department of the institution no later than January 28,2020 to be eligible for the scholarship.

Any delay in the submission of the above-mentioned documents will be disqualified.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student at the time of application.

  • Candidates must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) student or have a history of leadership and dedication in the LGBTQ community.

  • A candidate must be a legal citizen of the United States or an eligible non-US citizen.