What Can A Point Scholarship Do for Me?

HOW TO APPLY NOW

The Application for 2017-2018 Point Foundation
Scholarship is now open!

YOUR FIRST STEP

Check out the eligibility requirements for Point Foundation Scholarships. If you meet our requirements, read more below.

IMPORTANT DATES

NOVEMBER 1
Point’s Scholarship Application opens online.

JANUARY 30
Application closes at 11:59pm PST.

FEBRUARY 27
Semifinalists ONLY – supplemental materials due.

APRIL 20-22
Finalists ONLY – in person interviews in Los Angeles.

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Semifinalists

Mid-January:
Semifinalist notifications begin via email.

Mid-February:
All semifinalists notifications completed.

February 27:
All semifinalist supplemental materials must be received at Point’s Los Angeles headquarters (5055 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 501, Los Angeles, CA 90036).

Week of March 12:
Phone interviews for select invited semifinalists.

Please read the Semifinalist FAQs for detailed information.

Finalists

Late March:
All finalists notified by email.

April 20-22:
All finalists must attend an in-person interview with Point’s Selections Committee in Los Angeles. The cost of transportation, lodging, and meals are covered by Point for all finalists traveling within North & Central America. All potential finalists must be in North or Central America on April 20-22 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Late May – early June: 
All new scholarship recipients notified.

Mid/Late June:
Public announcement of new Point Scholar class.

Please read the Finalist FAQs for detailed information.

NOTE ON FUNDING

Point Scholarships are awarded on a “last provider” basis, meaning that Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of those selected as Point Scholars to annually secure as much other funding as possible. For information about other sources of financial aid, see our Additional LGBTQ Resources page.

RETURNING APPLICANTS

Our application host, CommunityForce, has updated its software. As such, if you applied for a Point Scholarship during the previous application period, you are no longer able to view your previous application as in years past and you must create a new user account.