Point Foundation Scholarship

About the Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation Scholarship was established in 2001 to nurture the next generation of LGBTQ leaders. Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance and respect within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.

Point scholarships are awarded on a “last provider” basis. Point provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of those selected as Point Scholars to secure as much outside funding as possible. The scholarship amounts funded by Point each year depends on other financial support that Point Scholars receive from individuals, other foundations or grants, as well as the financial health of Point.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

– must be enrolled or intending to enroll full time for the full academic year in an undergraduate or graduate program
– have a proven track record of leadership and community involvement
– have a strong academic achievement background
– are working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
– have a financial need
– must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Point Foundation Scholarship application process:

Start by reviewing the information on eligibility on the Point Foundation website to determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements. Watch the Application FAQ video on the website: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/application-faqs/

Discuss your interest and plans to apply for the scholarship with a CFSA advisor and your mentor(s).

The application opens online on November 1.

Application components include several essays.

Application deadline is late January.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  https://pointfoundation.org/

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