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Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.

Requirements: Record of leadership and community involvement, strong academic achievement, financial need, identifies as LGBT+, enrolled full time

Deadline: January

Minimum GPA: N/A

Amount: Varies, average amount is $10,000 for up to 4 years

https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/scholarship/

Fund for Education Abroad

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.

FEA was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of US undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the US population. Since 2010, FEA has awarded 167 scholarships, helping students from all over the United States follow their dreams abroad.

Requirements: Enrolled as undergraduate, taking study abroad courses for credit, program is at least 4 weeks. Specific scholarships also available for DC area students and LGBT+ students.

Deadline: January

Minimum GPA: N/A

Amount: Up to $10,000 (Academic Year); $5,000 (fall/spring semester); prorated by no. of weeks, minimum $1,250 (summer)

http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/

 

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