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Point Foundation
opens its scholarship season

Point Foundation
opens its scholarship season

LGBT students have until March 1 to apply for Point Scholarships.

Officials for the Point Foundation announced Monday that the group has opened its 2006 application season by offering more than a dozen named scholarships and establishing a new partnership with the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The organization--which supports academic achievement in higher education among LGBT students--will also continue its partnership with MTVU, MTV's 24-hour college network. The foundation expects 5,000 applications this year. In 2005 only one out of every 100 applicants was awarded a Point Scholarship. To meet the overwhelming need of LGBT students, the foundation is seeking funds to increase the number of scholarships it can offer in 2006. In most cases a Point Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation, and living expenses. The comprehensive scholarships allow students to excel in the classroom, on campus, and in their communities. In addition, Point Scholars are matched with mentors from the professional world who serve as positive role models and provide personal support, ensuring that students build a foundation of leadership skills they can use throughout their careers. The students selected for Point Scholarships are expected to earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees at some of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning and pursue studies in a range of academic areas.The application deadline for this year's scholarships is March 1. The application process is open to all LGBT students and student allies nationwide regardless of level of education. For information on how to apply, visit www.thepointfoundation.org/apply.html. (Advocate.com)

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