Point Foundation Aids, Mentors and Empowers Mass. LGBTQ Students

The Rainbow Times
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September 6, 2013

PROVINCETOWN, Mass.— Point Foundation — the nation’s largest scholarship granting organization for LGBTQ students—was founded in 2002 and provides scholars with mentorship, leadership development and community service training, including many students who hail from the New England area.

There are 78 current Point Scholars, including Alejandra Salinas, a second year law student at Boston College who came to national attention in 2012 at the Democratic National Convention when she came out as an “LGBT Latina” on live television.

“The support from the Point Foundation is one that can’t be quantified, because Point is so much more than just a scholarship fund,” Salinas said. “As a member of the Point Foundation, I know that I’m part of a family of hard working and accomplished LGBT individuals that continuously inspire me to do more in my community.”