The Point Foundation, which is the largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit in the country, will present Groff with the Point Horizon Award, which recognizes "a young trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community."
The "Looking" star will receive the award at the April 13 Point Honors Gala, which will be held at the New York Public Library. The gala will also feature the presentation of the Point Courage Award to actor Jeffrey Tambor.
"As a proud member of the ever-evolving LGBTQ community, I am so moved by how the Point Foundation truly brings us together as a community in order to reach back and help the youngest generation find pride and inspiration in being who they are," Groff said in a statement. "The Foundation helps these young LGBTQ scholars, at perhaps their most vulnerable age, realize that the thing that makes them different can be one of their greatest assets."
"Jonathan Groff is a young star of great talent, ambition and vision — very much like our Point Scholars,” added Jorge Valencia, Point Foundation executive director and CEO. "He is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and uses his position to speak about both the challenges and opportunities young LGBTQ people face in society. As an actor and an advocate, Groff is an inspiration to the next generation of LGBTQ leaders."
Some of Point’s 80 current scholars and 187 alumni will be present at the event to share their stories about how they have overcome challenges to get their higher education degrees.
Groff was Tony-nominated for his performance in the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening.
Information about attending or supporting Point Honors is at www.pointfoundation.org/HonorsNY15.