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’ Service: HIV Prevention in Atlanta’s Black Community

Thanks to a grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a number of Point Scholars have the wonderful opportunity to intern with organizations that are directly impacting the daily lives of those at… 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

Creating Change: It’s Worth Going Twice

Creating Change (CC) is an annual organizing and skill-building conference that attracts hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied activist from across the country. I’ve been lucky enough to go to… 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

Davis is Burning, But It’s For A Good Cause!

Integral to every Point Foundation Scholarship is a Community Service Project that seeks to creates a platform for scholars to collaborate with and to better serve the broader LGBTQIA community locally, nationally, or… Continue reading

Scholar Ashley Burnside Makes Big Changes in Her Community

As a Point Scholar, each academic year I devise a Community Service Project I can undertake to positively impact the LGBTQ community. The aim is that by working on a CSP, my fellow scholars… 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

Acclaimed TV Producer Dr. Neal Baer & Star Athlete Jason Collins Join Point’s Honorary Board

Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, welcomes Dr. Neal Baer and Jason Collins to the Foundation’s Honorary Board. Exemplary role models in… 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