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Image of protest with a sign that reads "Law Student for Trans Equality."Point Scholars are a new generation of LGBTQ leaders and changemakers in society. Thanks to the support of Point’s Internship Program by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and The Palette Fund, Scholars like Valerie Weisler are providing much-valued assistance to community-based organizations. They are also speaking up for LGBTQ rights globally, as HBO Point Scholar Daniel Berezowsky did in a recent opinion piece for the Washington Blade. 

Click here to read more about how Point Scholars are making an impact through their annual Community Service Projects, internships, and activism. Follow Point’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels and look for #ScholarlyAction for suggestions of how you can stand up for the #LGBTQ and allied community.
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRANTS  --  APPLICATIONS OPEN  MARCH 1 - MAY 3, 2018Learn more about the Community College program link
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Mario is a Point board member and Chair of Point's Leadership Conferences Subcommittee. He talks to the ViewPoint blog about his professional advice to Point Scholars and the July National Leadership Conference.
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Members of Point’s Cornerstone Society help ensure that Point can continue to provide scholarships, mentoring, leadership training and hope to LGBTQ students. Together with our Regional Trustees, Point hosts Cornerstone Society receptions in cities across the country. Recent cornerstone events include a Sunday brunch in Miami and an after work reception in Chicago.

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Click Here to see Cornerstone Society members for
July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

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Take Note column

Point’s Board of Directors welcomes as members Nathan Friedman, James Gargas, Celina Gerbic, Ashland Johnson, Aaron Leifer, Sarah Madey, and Eddie Santos.

Joining Point’s Board of Trustees is Jesse Bernstein.
The newest members of Point’s staff in Los Angeles are Jamie Montoya, Database Manager, Emma Nuiry, Associate Program Coordinator, and Rolando Sepulveda, Graphic Design Associate.
Get Social

Did you know that Facebook users can now set up online fundraisers to benefit Point and invite people to participate? It’s also easy to add a donation button to your posts and encourage your friends to support Point. Now that’s something to “Like.”

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More than two dozen Point Scholars and Alumni came to Los Angeles in January for Point’s Medicine, Health and STEM Leadership Education & Affinities Development (LEAD) Consortium. They were joined by Point mentors, staff, and invited professionals in the health and STEM fields for thoughtful discussions and presentations. A highlight of the LEAD was the presentations by Point Scholars who completed internships with HIV/AIDS-related non-profits, thanks to the continued support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Other sponsors of the LEAD were The California Endowment, HSBC, and Wells Fargo.

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Point is incredibly grateful to our volunteer application readers. Besides the time they devote to reading applications, they also go through training to ensure applications are reviewed in a fair and uniform standard.

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Help us raise our visibility on by positing a review of your experience with Point. It’s quick and easy to share your “Community Story.” The more stories and ratings, the greater visibility for Point!

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Point promotes change through education, mentorship, leadership development and community service training, and provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend the nation's foremost institutes of higher education.

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