PhD Student Eric Gonzaba Wins Point Foundation Fellowship

PhD Student Eric Gonzaba Wins Point Foundation Fellowship

Eric Nolan Gonzaba, a PhD candidate in the department of History and Art History, has received the prestigious Point Foundation fellowship, a fellowship awarded to LGBTQ students. Chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants, Gonzaba will use the fellowship to support work on his dissertation, "Because the Night: Nightlife and Remaking the Gay Male World, 1970-1990."

The Point Foundation describes the fellowship:

The Point Foundation, the nation's most prominent scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students, has announced its 2017 scholarship recipients, and it’s by far the largest and most diverse group in the organization’s history. 

From more than 2,000 applicants, 52 recipients were chosen — 27 LGBTQ students were chosen to be Point Scholars, while 25 LGBTQ students were chosen from community colleges to expand Point’s Community College Scholarship Program. This year’s scholarship recipients include veterans of the armed forces, award-winning artists, international LGBTQ rights activists, creators of nonprofit organizations, and young scientists. 

A biography of Gonzaba is available on the fellowship announcement.