The Point Foundation is pleased to announce the applications for BIPOC Scholarship.
Generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies have made clear that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color students face greater obstacles to educational achievement.
When these challenges are combined with those faced by students who also identify as LGBTQ, the impediments can make a higher education degree seem impossible. Point aims to mitigate these issues by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development.
- The BIPOC Scholarship from Point Foundation provides financial, coaching, and community support to BIPOC communities.
- Amount: Up to $1,500
- Funding Period: Funding is provided for a single academic term.
How does the BIPOC Scholarship help students?
- Provides funding for tuition and other expenses such as the student’s housing, study tools, and equipment.
- Scholars can receive guidance and support in areas affecting BIPOC LGBTQ students from Point’s expert coaching discussions.
- Point provides access to virtual leadership events and panel discussions.
- Point scholars will have the opportunity to engage and further their LGBTQ network within the Point community.
- Scholarship recipients must identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) communities and LGBTQ.
- Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college, four-year college/university, or graduate program in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Students in college or universities in a United States territory or post-doctoral program are not eligible.
- Must be enrolled full-time or part-time (six credits) for the funded term.
- Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
- Application factors include:
- Financial need or independence
- Personal history
- Academic achievement
- Community involvement and work experience.
For more information, visit BIPOC Scholarship.