Meet the 2011 Point Scholars

BY Advocate.com Editors

June 08 2011 3:30 AM ET

2011 POINT SCHOLARS KYLE VEY X560 | ADVOCATE.COM

Kyle Vey
- from Raleigh, N.C.
- pursuing a BA in biomedical engineering at North Carolina State University

How do you feel your Point Scholarship will change or help your future?
The Point Scholarship will affect my future in so many ways. Not only will it provide financial support as I enter college, but it provides another means of support from the LGBT community as well as a lifelong connection to this incredible organization. After the finalist weekend in San Francisco I knew I wanted to be involved with Point Foundation whether I got the scholarship or not. I am very grateful I get this opportunity.

In conjunction with Point, how do you wish to make difference in the LGBT community?
I remember how I felt before I had come out; it was a mixture of a lot of loneliness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. I don’t want LGBT youth to feel like that way anymore. Whether it is providing support groups or spreading knowledge to the community, I believe my main goal would be to prevent as many adolescents from feeling the way I did before came out.

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