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


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

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

Scholar Megan Weinand Attends Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Conference

My name is Megan Weinand, and I am a second-year medical student at the Boston University School of Medicine. I am so grateful to Point Foundation for making it possible for me to attend… 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

Five Do’s and Five Don’ts for College Seniors (From a Point Scholar Who’s Been There)

So you’re a senior. Congratulations on making it through the Hunger Games that is the first three years of college. It’s a big deal to make it this far. And because it’s a… Continue reading

Scholar Katie Kendall Interns at U.S. Army JAG

Growing up I was constantly being reprimanded for playing too rough, getting too dirty, and immersing myself in every conceivable kind of mischief. Ironically, 20 some years later, I somehow found my way… Continue reading