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GLAF/TPF Athlete's Scholarship 2004-2005

Visibility, Acceptance, Empowerment,
Achievement, Excellence

The GLAF/TPF Athlete's Scholarship Program is designed to champion and financially support LGBT high school athletes, collegiate athletes and Olympic hopefuls in their pursuit of sport excellence. Five awards of $1,000 each will be awarded, one each to a recipient, named a GLAF Athlete Point Scholar. Each Athlete Point Scholar and many more select applicants will become members of the GLAF Fast Track program and will receive non-monetary-awards and mentorship from GLAF Advisory Board members.

If you are selected to the GLAF Fast Track program, you will be able to renew your membership annually, as long as you meet certain performance requirements. That means that each year you will receive the GLAF Fast Track Toolkit and be eligible for selection to the GLAF Fast Top Ten.

One award for a high school athlete, one for a collegiate athlete, one for an Olympic hopeful, one for a female athlete (if a female is not selected for one of the first three, otherwise open), and one open scholarship. Open scholarships can be awarded to any of the three genres, but no more than two of the five will go to a single genre.

TPF, Founded in 2001, The Point Foundation is the first nationwide LGBT scholarship foundation granting scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students of distinction. The mission of The Point Foundation is to provide financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In the academic year 2003-04, The Point Foundation awarded $132,000 in scholarships to ten American college students as an investment in a better world for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In the previous year, $125,000 in scholarships were awarded to eight scholars (Columbia U, American U, Claremont College, Colorado State, UC Berkeley, Harvard U, U of Illinois, Duke U, Rutgers U, Brown U, and others) --six of whom are continuing their educations, and two of whom have graduated with highest honors.

The Point Foundation offers hope, financial assistance and a network of individuals to support scholars who are physically, intellectually and morally capable of leadership within their chosen field of endeavor. These recipients are known as Point Scholars.

By identifying and supporting these scholars, The Point Foundation hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance, respect and tolerance within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Sport: Varsity or Junior Varsity as defined by the NCAA or Olympic sport defined by the International Olympic Committee

Attach, high school and/or collegiate individual results, team results and competition resume. High school and/or college transcript. Attach any additional materials you feel may be relevant. For example, club position, contributions made to your sport or sports of choice.

Essay Question (Max two pages):

Describing your dreams as an athlete and leader/role model in the community. In your essay, please do your best to provide us with a statement of your goals, both short-term (this coming season) and long-term, and your commitment to them, a clear understanding of what it will take to achieve your goals, how this award and the GLAF Fast Track program will help you, and any other information about yourself that will help us in the selection.

Please ask your coach to write a letter (maximum two pages) attesting to your abilities to achieve your goals, and to achieve sport excellence.


Please indicate the primary sporting event in which you are actively involved (i.e. “Pairs Figure Skating” or “Men’s 10 Metre Platform Diving”):


Please indicate the primary sporting event in which you are actively involved (i.e. “Pairs Figure Skating” or “Men’s 10 Metre Platform Diving”):


High School, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
College Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
High School Junior Varsity, Varsity
Collegiate Junior Varsity, Varsity
Olympic Summer
Olympic Winter
Pan American Games
Other (please specify)

I am currently a member of the following national teams:
National Senior
National Junior
Other (please specify)

Please list your significant athletic accomplishments

Briefly outline your short-term (this season) athletic goals.

Please summarize your long-term athletic goals. Be as specific as possible.


Program of Studies for 2003-2004:
Educational Institution:
Length of Program:
Expected Date of Completion:

In 2004-2005, I will be in year __ of a __ year program.

In 2004-2005, I plan to study:

If studying part-time, I will be taking at least a 50% course load for two school semesters between September 1, 2003 and August 31, 2004. Yes No

Cost of Tuition (Per Semester): $

Previous Post-Secondary Education:



Graduated? Yes No

Degree: Year:

Include your fees for national team or club fees, special training equipment, or training camp support would all be valid athlete development opportunities.


Please list other scholarships, awards and subsidies you will receive this year with the corresponding

amount(s). If you are not receiving any awards or scholarships, please indicate “none”.

Please list other scholarships, awards and subsidies you are applying to this year.


Individuals awarded tuition support are eligible to apply for additional athlete development funding. 


I declare that all statements made within this application are true and complete and may be subject to

verification should I be selected as a funding recipient.

Applicant signature:



1. From your current Coach
2. High School, Collegiate: Faculty
3. Personal reference



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