Sunday, December 14, 2008

Grants for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students for '09 - '10 Undergraduate or Graduate School Year

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From The Foundation Center...

Point Foundation Offers Higher Education Scholarships for Gay
and Lesbian Students

Deadline: February 9, 2009

The Point Foundation ( http://pointfoundation.org/ ), a scholar-
ship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-
gender 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 finan-
cial 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 finan-
cial 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.

RFP Link:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016126/pointfdn

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