Point Foundation, which is the largest provider of GLBT college scholarships in the country, recently announced the addition of a new scholarship to its program. The scholarship is named after Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who committed suicide after being bullied by other students about his sexual orientation. It was created with the help of Tyler’s parents and will help bring awareness to the abuse that many young GLBT students around the country face on a daily basis. Students who receive the Point Foundation scholarship will be able to use the funds to pay for tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and living expenses. The scholarship will be set up with the student’s school so that everything will be taken care of for them. Since 2000, the Point Foundation has awarded more than $5.3 million to 160 students, easily making it the largest scholarship provider of GLBT scholarships.
[via Point Foundation]