Scholarships for LGBT students.

What a lovely way to breed a new generation of people to fight Pro Prop 8-like laws.

Deadline: February 9, 2009

The Point Foundation ( ), a scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students of merit, has announced the opening of its 2009 application season. Students who will be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2009-10 school year are eligible to apply for the multiyear scholarships.

The scholarship program’s selection criteria include academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, and financial need. Particular attention is paid to students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

On average, a Point Scholarship awards $13,200 in direct financial support, in addition to leadership training and mentoring. The average amount of annual support devoted to each scholar is between $26,000 and $31,000. In return, Point Scholars agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and to give back to the LGBT community through the completion of an individual  community service project each year. In addition, scholars are matched with mentors from the professional world who lend their expertise and career guidance and serve as role models.

For further information and application guidelines, visit the Point Foundation Web site.

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