Few fashion brands have achieved the international notoriety of Dolce & Gabbana. Beloved by celebrities and socialites alike, the designers are at the top of the industry, but their philanthropy is even more notable than their success. Indeed, the brand is known for its commitment to LGBTQ+ advocacy — specifically as it intersects with educational advocacy. This commitment is the inspiration behind Dolce & Gabbana’s partnership with the Point Foundation to launch a new scholarship for LGBTQ+ youth. Learn about the other ways that the brand supports the queer community.
Dolce & Gabbana Recognizes LGBTQ+ Students
One of the most important initiatives from Dolce & Gabbana is its emphasis on helping LGBTQ+ students achieve their dreams. This commitment has manifested in many forms as the brand develops new internship and apprenticeship programs as well as a new scholarship that’s specifically for LGBTQ+ students. This scholarship is offered in partnership with Point Foundation, an organization that funds educational opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth.
The scholarship will combat a common problem that plagues the LGBTQ+ community — unequal educational opportunities. While statistics show that LGBTQ+ youth attend and graduate from college at rates similar to the rest of the population, studies also show that these students are disproportionately likely to experience bullying, harassment, and other forms of discrimination. Scholarships like the one offered by Dolce & Gabbana aim to offset the impact of this phenomenon by funding educational opportunities for queer students.
In addition to this partnership, Dolce & Gabbana has previously funded opportunities through the Humanitas University in Milan, Italy. Students at this institution have benefitted from Dolce & Gabbana’s philanthropy and pursued degrees in disciplines such as health care and medical technology. These opportunities give LGBTQ+ youth the opportunity to develop essential life skills while establishing a career path.
Dolce & Gabbana Offers Opportunities to LGBTQ+ Youth
The Dolce & Gabbana Point Scholarship is the pinnacle of the brand’s activism on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth. Ultimately, though, the brand’s advocacy goes far beyond scholarships and educational opportunities. Dolce & Gabbana is committed to providing queer youth with meaningful opportunities in other spheres, too.
The brand regularly offers internships and other learning experiences that give queer youth the chance to study fashion in a hands-on environment. These opportunities partner young professionals with fashion insiders so that they can develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in the field. More importantly, this gives LGBTQ+ students the chance to network, develop relationships, and determine whether fashion is the best career path.
Students who receive the Point Scholarship can use it to find their studies in any subject, including fashion. If the student chooses to pursue a different field of study, though, they can use the scholarship to fund these studies, too. Dolce & Gabbana is committed to giving LGBTQ+ youth the opportunities they deserve in any field they may choose.
LGBTQ+ students who are interested in the Point Scholarship can apply online or reach out to Dolce & Gabbana to learn more.