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Point Expands Community College Fund

By Charlotte Robinson, March 11, 2020
The Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit announced the expansion of its community college scholarship program. Thanks to a new multi-year grant, Point will now offer the next generation of LGBTQ leaders two-years of financial support at community colleges. Applications are now open for the program which also includes targeted one-on-one coaching & leadership development. Jorge Valencia Point Foundation Executive Director & CEO stated, “Whether it is a lack of funds, obligations to employment, or the care of a family member, we know of many situations that keep young LGBTQ students from reaching their academic goals. When you include the increased adversity & isolation that often accompany being a member of the LGBTQ community, two-year financial support becomes a central component to ensuring all students can thrive. Since our 2016 launch, we learned that a longer financial commitment was a central pillar changing the outcome for LGBTQ students entering community college. Thanks to a generous gift, we are now able to expand our program & are confident that our new two-year community college program will empower & fuel the future for many talented LGBTQ students.” Andrew Moe, the Director of Admissions at Swarthmore College & a former recipient of a Point Foundation scholarship himself concluded, “Point Foundation’s commitment to high-achieving LGBTQ+ community college students is unmatched. I am thankful for the generous donation that has enabled Point to step up and invest in community college students & hope more will follow their lead.”
For More Info: pointfoundation.org
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