Monday, June 6, 2011

POINT Foundation Announces 2011 Scholars and Hosts Fundraiser in Los Angeles

The Point Foundation announced this year's selection of Point Scholars on their web site today. Click here to see the list of the new scholars.

This year, a few of the institutions Point will be sending scholars to include MIT, UCLA, Duke, Harvard, NYU, Wellesley, Johns Hopkins Medical School and Stanford Law School.

Point Foundation awards scholarships to LGBT students of merit across the country in diverse fields of study. The financial support they receive also comes with a mentor in their field and unending support in a multitude of ways through-out their academic careers. Point is committed in nurturing the LGBT leaders of tomorrow, and providing the opportunity for higher learning to those who otherwise could not afford it.

Special consideration is given to applicants who have been marginalized or disowned by their family of origin, yet continue to excel academically and/or in the field of advocacy.

The Point Foundation is supported across the country by the best and the brightest in the LGBT community. These individuals make up the organization's Board of Directors, Donors and Mentors.

(pictured, Executive Director Jorge Valencia, center)

Through-out the year, Point hosts events for donors and supporters of POINT, and recently one was held here in Southern California in Hancock Park.

Here are a few photos of the event, provided by photographer Brian Putnam.