Friday, June 22, 2018

Point 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Point Foundation (Point) the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students announced its 2018 scholarship recipients. The 20 LGBTQ students were chosen to be Point Scholars from more than 2,000 applicants. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its Community College Scholarship Program. This year’s scholarship recipients include seasoned advocates for LGBTQ rights & social justice, impressive young scientists, industrious medical students & competent young people who will undoubtedly impact professions from law to business & the arts. In addition to their accomplishments, many of the scholarship recipients have overcome barriers to their success that are all too common among LGBTQ individuals, including discrimination, immigration status, homelessness, family rejection & abuse. Jorge Valencia, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation stated, “Point’s diverse class of scholarship recipients give us hope & make us proud. These young leaders are determined to make our nation & our world a much better place than it is today. Point is incredibly grateful to the people & companies that support our work & make these opportunities possible for our scholars.” Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic & leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Since 2002, Point has awarded more than 400 scholarships, making it the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. The Foundation promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development & community service training.
For More Info: pointfoundation.org
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