Monday, January 25, 2010

Queer? Need Money for College? The Point Foundation Scholarships for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Straight Allies!

The Point Foundation is "The National LGBT Scholarship Fund."

Their mission:
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Their goal for each of their Scholars: "to assist each scholar to the full extent possible so they may focus on their academic career rather than worry about funding."

And it's not just for US citizens (but it is only for study within the USA.)

And the Point scholarships are not just for students who identify as LGBT. They will accept an application from anyone who has
"a history of leadership in or alliance with issues that affect the LGBT/Queer community and you must plan to continue this leadership/alliance in the future."

There's no age limit, and they are open to giving scholarships for community college, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate study!

So what are you waiting for? The deadline for the 2010 - 2011 Academic Year is February 12, 2010 at midnight PST.

Go check out The Point Foundation, and consider applying today!

Good luck, and Namaste,


Queers United said...

This is a wonderful organization that has been helping so many lives.

Sherrie Petersen said...

How cool! Everyone can use a helping hand with the cost of college these days. It's always good to know what options are out there.