Category Archive: Point Scholar

Scholars Speak: Students Find Their Voices during Music In Our Schools Month

For 30 years March has been designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as Music in Our Schools Month. It is intended to “highlight the importance of comprehensive, sequential music education… Continue reading

Sex Talks for Those Who Never Got One: The Importance of Inclusive, Peer-to-Peer Sex Ed

 “Who feels like their sex ed didn’t fully meet their needs?” Fifty hands immediately flew into the air. Unfortunately, it didn’t surprise me. My co-presenter, Lex Loro, wasn’t surprised either. When we asked… Continue reading

Scholars Service: Loan Tran Helps Teens Change the World

This January I joined the Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) as the Development and Communications Director. YOI is a youth leadership development organization based in North Carolina that works primarily with high school aged youth… Continue reading

Scholars Speak: The Vagina Monologues and Trans* Experience

The Vagina Monologues was the first show I ever performed as a college student at Mount Holyoke College. As a nervous, yet prepared, first-year, I was absolutely thrilled by the chance to be… Continue reading

Scholars Speak: Leelah Alcorn and Transphobia

In the wake of the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old girl, I think we can all agree that no words can even measure up to counter the amount of suffering and injustice… Continue reading

#ASKPOINTSCHOLARS RESPONDS TO QUESTION: WHO DID SCHOLARS ASK TO PROOFREAD THEIR APPLICATION?

Point Foundation invites students to submit questions online about applying for scholarships which are answered by Point Scholars. Below is a question from our #AskPointScholars Inbox: I ‘d like to ask Point Scholars who they asked… Continue reading

Scholar Marcus Lee Attends HRC’s HBCU Career and Leadership Summit

In early October, I attended the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2014 Historically Black College/University (HBCU) Career and Leadership Summit. The summit began in 2001 in response to two violent, anti-LGBT incidents on HBCU… Continue reading

Scholar Win Chesson Attends Conference for LGBTQ MBA Students

In October, I joined 1,400 current and prospective LGBTQ MBA students in San Francisco at the annual Reaching Out MBA conference. It was a weekend full of workshops, case competitions, networking and job recruitment… Continue reading

Point Scholars Attend OUT for Work Conference

Below, Point Scholar Freddie Adenuga shares his experience from the OUT for Work Conference in Washington D.C.: It was always my dream to become an entrepreneur. I loved solving problems that would lead… Continue reading

Kyle Vey Leads Alternative Service Break to San Francisco Focusing on LGBTQ Youth and Homelessness

My Community Service Project (CSP) for the 2013-2014 school year involved taking a group of students from North Carolina State University to San Francisco, California in order to help the homeless and work with… Continue reading