Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans

Application Deadline: 11/01/2017

Amount: $25,000

Contact:

Scholarship Committee

224 W. 57th St

New York, NY 10019

pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org

212-547-6926

Description: Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

What is required of Fellows? Over the two years of the Fellowship, Fellows are required to attend the annual Fall Conference in New York City, which is fully paid for by the program. The Fall Conference takes place over a weekend in late October and is an opportunity for the new Fellows to get to know one another and the Fellowship staff, alumni, and community, celebrate, and examine the New American experience. In addition, the director or deputy director of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships will visit each Fellow on their respective campus during the first fall semester of their Fellowship. Finally, Fellows are required to remain in good standing in their graduate program while receiving funding. At the close of their two years as an active fellow, Fellows must submit an exit report. More details on the visit and the requirements of the Fellowship are provided when selected applicants sign a contract with the Fellowship.

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MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Application Deadline: DECEMBER 18, 2017.

Amount: $5,000

Contact:

Jonhatan Aragon

634 South Spring St.

11th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90014

lawscholarships@maldef.org

213-629-2512

Description: Since MALDEF’s founding, the civil rights organization has furthered its mission to advance Latino civil rights by awarding scholarships to law students who similarly seek to advance Latino civil rights through their careers.

MALDEF’s 2017-2018 Law School Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited United States law school in the 2017-2018 academic school year and are completing their first law degree. Applicants are evaluated based on four main factors: 1) personal background and financial need; 2) academic and extracurricular achievement; 3) demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through academic, extracurricular, or professional record of service; and 4) future plans to advance the rights of Latinos.

A COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. MALDEF Law School Scholarship Application Form, including the Financial
Statement Form completed by the applicant’s law school.

2. Current Resume.

3. Personal Statement up to 750 words, double-spaced. We invite you to submit a
personal statement on a topic of your choosing that you feel will best convey your
strengths in the four main evaluative factors listed above. Please include your
short- and long-term professional aspirations following law school.

4. One (1) Letter of Recommendation.

5. Transcripts for law school (for applicants who have completed at least one
semester of law school) and college (for applicants who are applying to or just
enrolled in law school). Unofficial transcripts accep

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Golden Door scholarship

 

Application Deadline: 10/25/17 at 11:59pm EST

Amount: Varies

Contact:

Nishtha Sharma

1101 Red Ventures Drive

Fort Mill , NC 29707

info@goldendoorscholars.org

704-499-9083

Description: Golden Door scholarship recipients receive up to four-year tuition and room & board scholarships to DACA and TPS students from tuition lock-out states all over the country!

Please review the important information below prior to submitting your Golden Door Scholars application.

  • Application deadline:
    • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
    • Application deadline is 10/25/17 at 11:59pm EST
  • Applications received after 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, 10/25/17 will not be considered.
  • Applicants must have DACA (or have been eligible under previous rules) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status)
  • Applicants should have strong academic records.  *High school and college transcripts DO NOT need to be official versions; you may scan and upload the transcript
  • Applicants from states where DACA students must pay out-of-state tuition at public universities and community colleges will be given strong preference.
  • Click here for the answers to other important FAQs.
  • Golden Door Scholars will also have access to mentors, assistance in pursuing internships and other career-building opportunities.

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Software Testing Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Contact marketing@qasymphony.com

Description: The QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship was created to help students interested in software development/testing reach their goal of attending college or university. Each applicant will be asked to submit a short (min 500 words) essay about why software development and/or software testing is important.

The award for this scholarship is $1,000 and all applications must be submitted by November 1st, 2017. A committee will select a winner by November 30, 2017 and the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by Dec 31 2017.

Eligibility:

The following are eligible for the QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship:

  • High school students who graduate in 2017 and have been accepted into a college or university.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college or university.

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YOUTH AWARDS

Location: National

Amount: $2500 – $3000

Application Deadline: October

Contact: info@hispanicheritage.org

  • Description: Must be graduating from an accredited high school in the Spring of 2018
  • Must have an un-weighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Be of Hispanic Heritage including (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school
  • If selected, attendance to the regional ceremony is mandatory. Travel to the ceremony will be at the recipient’s expense
  • Completed online application including a letter of recommendation, transcript and essay questions
  • Be a Permanent Resident, DACA, U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen

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Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Location: Carroll, Madison & Washington Counties.

Application Deadline: June 15 for the fall semester – October 15 for the spring semester

Contact: info@spsfnwa.org

Description: To qualify for a Northwest Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship, you must be:

  • A single parent (see definition below)
  • A legal United States resident OR a resident with DACA Status, and a resident of Carroll, Madison, or Washington County, Arkansas.
  • A high school or GED graduate.
  • Pursuing a career-oriented course of study (full or part-time) to ensure a better standard of living for your family.
  • Living at or near the poverty level (up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
  • An applicant of the Pell Grant (not required for Professional Certification Scholarship applicants)
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

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