Fund for Gay College Students: A Good idea?
It’s not just a good idea, it’s a fucking fantastic idea. Apparently, an organization called the Point Foundation has been doing this for 10 years.
What do you know/think about the Point Foundation? Curious to hear from anyone intimately knowledgeable on them, through an experience of their own or someone close to them.
The video on the Point Foundations is beyond emotional. Truly touching. You have been warned.
And I quote from the video:
“Setting a counter example to all of our young people who don’t think they can be anything and be out at the same time.”
According to Wikipedia,
The Point Foundation is the first and largest national foundation to support academic achievement in higher education among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students by providing financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.
A Point Scholarship is the most substantive academic award of its kind, in most cases covering the cost of tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and living expenses. The comprehensive scholarships allow students to excel in the classroom, on campus and in their communities. In addition, Point Scholars are matched with mentors from the professional world who serve as positive role models and provide personal support, ensuring that students build a foundation of leadership skills they can use throughout their careers.
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