Meet the 2011 Point Scholars

BY Editors

June 08 2011 2:30 AM ET


Nicolas Martinez
- from Corpus Christi, Tex.
- pursuing an MA in public affairs/administration at the University of Texas at Austin

How do you feel your Point Scholarship will change or help your future?
As someone who aims to pursue a career in LGBT policy, I am extremely grateful that the Point Foundation will not only help me finance my education at Georgetown University, which is at the center of all things policy and politics, but that they will also provide me with an opportunity to learn from a mentor who has already forged a similar path. This guidance, as well as the leadership training Point offers, will help me continue to grow as a leader in the LGBT community.

In conjunction with Point, how do you wish to make difference in the LGBT community?
I am excited to now be a part of the Point Foundation family because their goals parallel my own desires to help empower LGBT people to become self-fulfilled individuals and leaders. I hope to continue to do this by helping Point grow as an organization and to utilize Point's resources as I begin my career in policy-making and implementation, providing necessary resources and combating discrimination against LGBT people in general and LGBT people of color in particular.