Point Foundation makes every attempt to help each scholar within the scope of the funds available and the costs of the school attended. Scholarships may be used to cover any of the expenses incurred: tuition; books and supplies; room and board; and/or general living expenses.
Mentoring is a cornerstone of academic and professional achievement, especially for students whose family, friends, and community have withdrawn emotional support. Point matches scholars with mentors, successful professionals who serve as exemplary role models.
Each year, Point provides a variety of Leadership activities including a biennial National Leadership Conference, Regional Leadership Forums, and Leadership Education and Affinities Development (LEAD) Consortia. Through these activities, scholars and alumni receive intensive training in leadership development, community service guidance, advocacy benefiting the LGBTQ community, and personal development skills. This programming helps Point Scholars develop a clear understanding of how these attributes relate to the LGBTQ community, its history, and its evolution.
Community Service Learning
Every year of their funding term, Point Scholars are required to design, coordinate, and execute a Community Service Project (CSP) that will positively affect the LGBTQ community. CSPs provide scholars with valuable civic engagement and intergenerational leadership development while enriching the LGBTQ community.
Community College Scholarship
The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university. Students accepted into the program receive a tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium.