Financial & Scholarship Aid

Below are websites for organizations that assist with the costs associated with being a student. This includes tuition help, scholarships ­— general and LGBTQ specific — living stipends, textbook costs, child care benefits, work grants, entrepreneurship support and more.

Campus Pride/Point Foundation Sponsored National LGBT Scholarship Database

Free online dynamic database provides LGBT and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of LGBT scholarship and funding resources in the nation. Individuals can find how to apply and search scholarships available at certain campuses, state by state, regionally or nationally. New scholarships may be listed by a campus or any funding organization by simply logging into the database. There are no charges to view scholarships or to list scholarships.

CFPB: Paying For College

It’s more important than ever for students and former students to make smart decisions about financing their college education. Whether you’re attending college soon, are a current student, or already have student loans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put together some tools and resources to help you make the best decisions for you.


Based on their comprehensive student profile, they can match students to over $1 billion in scholarships and merit aid awards. Chegg allows students to learn about, get recruited by, and interact with more than 850 colleges and universities from all over the world.


Online Scholarship Clearing House – Provides massive scholarship database with matching technology.

Get College Ready

An interactive website educates and engages students, parents, families, and high school counselors on how to plan and prepare for college. Whether you’re just beginning to prepare for college or well on your way, WellsFargo experts will help you get all the college financial know-how you’ll need. #GetCollegeReady

The College Affordability Guide

Provides clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.

Extensive Directory of All Financial Aid Opportunities – Allows you to browse scholarships, provides resources, browse grants and student loans.

Educators for Fair Consideration, 2014 Graduate Scholarship List and Guide

E4FC just released a list of graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. This brand-new list and guidecontains 55 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships and fellowships available for immigrant graduate students.

Important tips on how to avoid or how to deal with student loan debt, and information on what happens if you default on your loans.


Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students – Comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

Connect for Lunch

Provides information about: Colleges, Scholarships, College Sports, and Careers. All the information you need to get into college and make the right choice.

Money Geek

Information for young people on student loans, scholarships, jobs, and more. The site also includes info on mortgages, credit cards, and other financial steps to help you make smarter decisions.

Tuition Funding Sources

Plenty of scholarships along with career and financial aid information.


Learn about two federal student loan payment and forgiveness programs.

This guide aims to reduce the stress of college for LGBTQ students by assisting with one key element: financial aid. Read on to find scholarships and other financial aid for LGBTQ students.

LGBTQ Hotlines

If you are in need of help, the below organizations are here to assist you as either a source of information or emergency help.

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline

Dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Indiana Youth Group National


Provides a safe place, a confidential environment and services which foster self-esteem, resiliency, and positive decision-making skills among self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people, and to advocate on their behalf in schools, on the streets and in the community.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis and staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Trevor Helpline

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.


Point Foundation would like to support the LGBTQ community by providing informational websites below.

ACLU Safe Schools Project

Works to make public schools safe and bias-free for LGBT students, defending their free speech in school, and working to help students start gay-straight alliance clubs.

Advocates for Youth

Helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.


Advocates for Youth for Latina/o youth on various physical, emotional and mental health (including sexual orientation and gender) issues. This site also has a listing of centers nationwide that offer services to Latinas/o’s.

Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA)

DC-based volunteer organization serving the LGBTQ members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the metro Washington, DC area.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Provides critically needed financial and technical support to lesbian-led, LGBTQI and progressive organizations.

Audre Lorde Project

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits

Exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirited people within the American Indian community by creating forums for the spiritual, cultural, and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people.

Blacklight Online

An online magazine for LGBT people of color.

Campus Pride

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

College Scorecard

College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to  find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

Deaf & Queer

Information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the “Deaf Queer community”).

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development and training.


Ensures classrooms, communities, and workplaces are safe places for every person to learn, grow, and succeed, whether or not they conform to expectations for masculinity or femininity.

Hetrick-Martin Institute

Provides after school programs, supportive services, internships and advocacy & capacity building. It is the home of the Harvey Milk High School in NYC.

International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)

Promotes acceptance for transgender people.

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Intersex Society of North America

Devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Pride Index

Provides online access to search colleges and universities based on their LGBTQ-friendly campus life

LGBTQ Professional Societies & Caucuses

Resource list maintained by Academic and scholarly books publisher Harrington Park Press.

Larkin Street Youth

Provides street outreach and emergency shelter, primary medical care, transitional housing, and job training and scholarship assistance to get homeless and at risk kids off the streets.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

A social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals

Goal is to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.

Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

People with a History

Presents the history of LGBT. It includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and [soon] images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world.

South Bay Queer & Asian

Provides a fun and safe environment for queer Asians and Pacific Islanders in the South Bay to come out and be comfortable with their sexual identity and ethnicity, as well as be vital and visible to the greater community. Sylvia Rivera Law Project – NYC-based law project that provides free legal services to low-income and homeless transgender, gender variant, and intersex people facing gender identity discrimination.


Transgender support group in the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area.

Online health and fitness magazine for Trans, gender variant, and intersex people.

Trans Mentors International

Provides aid, support and assistance to Trans-identified individuals.

Trans Youth Family Allies

Empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Transgender On-campus Non-discrimination Information (TONI) Project

The TONI Project is an online resource for trans people to share information about policies and practices at colleges and universities across the country. Prospective students can use TONI to explore the schools they are applying to, and current students and allies can discover new ideas for organizing and transforming their campuses.


Non-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of South Asian descent based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Zuna Institute

National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians that addresses the needs of black lesbians in the areas of Health, Public Policy, Economic Development, and Education.

Community Partners

The following represent Point Foundation’s community partners. If you are interested in partnering with Point Foundation to help LGBTQ students, please email

Harrington Park Press

harrington-park-pressHarrington Park Press is a specialized academic/scholarly book publisher devoted to emerging topics in LGBTQ diversity, equality, and inclusivity. We are distributed internationally by Columbia University Press to the library, retail, and institutional markets.

The Gay & Lesbian Review

gay-and-lesbian-reviewThe Gay & Lesbian Review is a bi-monthly magazine of history, culture and politics. Since 1994, the G&LR has been framing the discussion on the big questions about GLBT life and liberation.


quistQuist is a free mobile app that displays events from this day in LGBTQ history. Available on the App Store and on Google play.


LA Film FestivalLA Film Fest

Point is proud to be a community partner of the annual LA Film Festival. 2016 dates: June 1 – 9, at ArcLight Cinemas.