Are there any financial aid or scholarship offers specifically for LGBT students?
As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the the experts. Here are their answers.
Reecy Aresty, College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author, Payless For College, Inc.
Yes, The Point Foundation is one of many. Do a Google search for more.
Lin, Johnson III
LGBT college students might face unique challenges than other students. First, other students on campus might not be comfortable with you as LGBT. This can be difficult as you feel misunderstood and discriminate against based on your sexual preference. While some progress has been made, a better understanding about bi-sexual and transgender individuals is still needed. Second, LGBT has redefine how colleges and universities view diversity. In our opinion, this has been a great thing. Recently, Elmhurst has started to ask the application question on LGBT identification. Harvard is considering this as well. Nevertheless, not all colleges and universities have figured out how to embrace and encourage this form of diversity on campus. Third, a LGBT student might feel pressured to fit a stereotype held by either the LGBT community on campus or other students. Last, the LGBT community can be fragmented on campus, which can make it difficult for LGBT students to share experiences and find support.