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New BIPOC LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

By Charlotte Robinson, March 01, 2021

The Point Foundation with support from Jason Collins, Katy Perry & others announced the first round of scholarships to 24 LGBTQ students who are Black, Indigenous & People of Color. Jorge Valencia, Point Foundation Executive Director & CEO stated, “Point Foundation has always been committed to supporting diverse LGBTQ students & we are thrilled to deepen & broaden this commitment by creating a new scholarship fund dedicated to BIPOC students. Our inaugural class of scholars is an inspiring testament to the resilience & strength of BIPOC LGBTQ communities. These students already bring incredible accomplishments to the table & we are proud to support them in their commitment to earning their degrees.” Teddy Onditi Scholarship Recipient added, “I’m so excited to be a part of this group of talented scholars. I know this scholarship & new support system will help me navigate the barriers that often block BIPOC LGBTQ students like me from education opportunities. I was worried that finances would stand in the way of my graduation, so it's a huge relief to be able to focus on my studies this year.” Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player & a Point Foundation Honorary Board member concluded, “Point Foundation’s BIPOC scholarship allows for young queer people of color to make their academic dreams a reality. When you give young people a chance, you open the door for infinite possibilities.” Since 2001 Point Foundation has awarded more than 500 scholarships making it the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development & community service training. For More Info…

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