Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.
The Yale AIDS Memorial Project (YAMP) is an alumni-led initiative to honor and document the lives of hundreds of men and women from the University who perished during the AIDS epidemic. YAMP will pay homage to the deceased—students, faculty, and staff—by building a memorial website with their biographies, photos, and reminiscences from friends and family. By telling the story of AIDS through the lens of a single institution, YAMP will make the epidemic palpable for a younger generation and help stimulate an AIDS memory boom.
The Spectrum Fellows Program is a new initiative of the Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources aimed at making mentoring and programming resources available to all Yale students, including upperclassmen. Spectrum fellows provide personal, social, and academic support to Yale student through one-on-one mentoring, discussions, and special events. Spectrum Fellows receive ongoing mentorship training, logistical and planning support, and funding resources for programming of their own design.