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Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship

Website: https://www.pointfoundation.org/

For More Information Contact: National Scholarships Office – scholarships@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: Point’s application process is open to all college students regardless of citizenship. Undocumented students are eligible and will be reviewed as international students. – Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Recent Grads, and Graduate Students – GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended – All Majors

IMPORTANT: You do not have to be LGBT to apply but you should have a history of leadership in the LGBT community and plan to be a LGBT leader in the future.

Description: The Point Foundation Scholarship Program is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievements and want to make a difference in the world. The Point Foundation selects scholars whom it believes will make a contribution to the LGBT community and beyond. Some scholars will choose a career that is focused on the LGBT community and others will use their skills and influence to support the community, while not working full-time on LGBT issues. Talent and a drive to contribute are key characteristics of a Point Scholar.

Program Preferences: All applicants are evaluated on the totality of their situation including, academic accomplishments, financial, emotional and social need, extracurricular activities, personal circumstances and goals for the future. You do not need a 4.0 to apply, but prospects for future academic success are a consideration.

IMPORTANT: You don't have to be "out" to apply. It is important to note that some of the major components we will evaluate are your leadership skills, abilities and dedication to the LGBT community. If selected as a Point Scholar you will be required to submit your photo and bio for our website as well as be willing to attend and speak publicly at Point events.

Award Amount: Point scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of the Point Scholar to secure as much outside funding as possible. Point is not intended to be, and cannot be, the sole source of support because there is no guarantee that the financial support will be the same each year, or will be provided each year. Point never meets 100% of demonstrated financial need. The average scholarship award per scholar is $10,000 for up to four years. The Point Foundation makes every attempt to help each Point Scholar as much as possible considering the number of scholars selected and the funds available.

National Deadline: Part 1 must be submitted by January 30, 2017. Each applicant who submits Part 1 will automatically receive a confirmaiton email. Email notifications will be sent to applicants who qualify to access Part II of the application. Each applicant who is selected as a semifinalist is notified by the end of February. Point must receive your supplemental materials by February 27, 2017.


National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
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