Doctoral Candidate Dawn Betts-Green Named 2016 Point Scholar

Dawn Bettis-Green
Dawn Betts-Green

The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. This year, one of the new Point Scholars is iSchool doctoral candidate, Dawn Betts-Green.

The award provides funding, as well as a mentor. Each year, scholars are required to do a service based project that benefits the LGBTQ community. In July, all Point Foundation scholars gather for an annual leadership conference. Betts-Green is one of 22 students awarded.

Dr. Don Latham recommended Betts-Green for the award. He says, “Dawn is a hardworking and gifted individual, and she is well deserving of the support that a Point Foundation Scholarship will provide.”

In her doctoral dissertation, Betts-Green will be focusing on LGBTQ young adults in the context of rural libraries in the Southern U.S.  She is also interested in graphic novels, social justice librarianship, issues of intellectual freedom, and the information needs of marginalized populations.  She currently serves as a member of the ALA Rainbow List Committee and has recently passed her preliminary exams, moving into doctoral candidacy.