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Lesbian and Gay Journalists and Point Foundation Scholarships

The Point Foundation (Point)

Scholarship Name: The Point Foundation Scholars
Description: The Point Foundation is one of the largest providers of scholarships for the LGBT community in the United States. Point not only provides multi-year funding for college, but augments these scholarships with mentoring and leadership skills building activities. Point seeks to support students who have faced particular hardship and marginalization by their peers and community. There are no specific academic criteria, but Point is looking for students who have been leaders and have financial, emotional and social need.
Awards: varies
Awards Per Year: 11
Award is Open to: LGBT
Major/Field of Student: Open
How to Apply/Contact: There are a number of awards that you can apply for using one application, found on line at the Point Foundation website: www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Scholarship Name: Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award
Description: This scholarship is named in honor of Leroy F. Aarons, the founder of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association who was a pioneer in improving coverage of LGBTs in the media. The award provides tuition assistance to LGBT students who are pursuing degrees and careers in journalism and are committed to furthering the mission of NLGJA.
Award: $5,000
Awards per year: 1
Award is Open to: LGBT high school seniors, undergraduate students, students who are enrolled in the first year or graduate school for journalism
Major/Field of Study: Journalism
How to Apply/Contact: Applications can be downloaded from the NLGJA website (www.nlgja.org), but must be mailed (along with 5 copies) to:
Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
1420 K Street, NW, Suite 910
Washington, D.C. 20005

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