the Pride - The application process for the largest national LGBTQ+ scholarship program is opening next week.

On average, LGBTQ students accrue $16,000 more debt on than their heterosexual peers, according to a survey by

Queer-identifying students enrolling in an undergraduate or graduate program for the 2019-2020 school year can can apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship, an L.A.-based organization that currently provides financial assistance to 97 students throughout the U.S.