$1,000 DISH Promotions Scholarship (5/31/2017)

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Dish Promotions is having a writing contest and the winner will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship.

Applicants must answer in 600 to 1000 words, the following:

Explain what makes watching a sporting event live more valuable than watching it pre-recorded, and why this is different from most other programming.

Additionally, two professional sources are required (Wikipedia does not count as a professional source). Also, all applicants must use perma.cc if they choose to use online sources and use MLA citation style for their work. *Citations will not be included in the word count limit.*

To learn more about this opportunity or to access the application, click HERE.

 

 

2017 Support Creativity Scholarship (05/01/2017)

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The Support Creativity Scholarship is for creative and passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, and artists who want to develop their skills at a college or graduate school in the New York Tri-state area.

Requirements

  • Must be a passionate creative student.
  • Attend a college or graduate school in the New York Tri-state area in the fall of 2017.
  • Major in any creative field.
  • Submit application, including the project and essay online.
  • Undocumented students can apply. 

The Project

  • Design a creative piece of work in any medium that demonstrates your passion for your specific creative field (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.).

The Essay

  • Submit an essay that explains your piece of work. Additionally, please make sure to explain why you believe you should receive this scholarship and if you are going through any financial hardship. There is no length requirement. 

To learn more information or to access the application, click HERE

Hope Reichbach Fellowship (2/24/2017)

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The Hope Fund looks for college students who are pursing a future in civic leadership in the non-profit sector. Hope provides accepted students with $350 per week of fulltime work at a Brooklyn-based organization, plus unlimited Metro cards, as well as mentorship and a network of contacts.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the Hope Reichbach Fellowship if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of New York City.
  • You are a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
  • You demonstrate financial need.
  • You are available for a full time, 10-week long summer internship.

Application Materials

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Two References
  • Short Essays (click link below for details)
  • FAFSA worksheet or letter from your school’s Financial Aid Office

Deadline: February 24th, 2017 at 5PM
To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE.

America Needs You Fellows Program

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The America Needs You Fellows Program helps high achieving, first-generation college students succeed in college and their careers. Freshman can also apply! (see eligibility requirements below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a first-generation college student (neither of my parents have a bachelor’s degree)
  • You are a freshman attending a 4-year or community college
    • If attending community college, you must intent to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support)
  • You are a college freshmen or a college student with no more than 30 credits by by 3/1/2017 if on a semester schedule
  • You are available to attend regular Saturday workshops
  • You are a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or eligible for full-time work in the U.S. by July 2017
  • You are considered low-income by HUD standards

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Program Benefits

  • Individualized support from a successful professional
  • 28 intensive workshops over a 2-year period
  • Counseling and academic support, up to $2,000 in grants
  • Diverse professionals and internship/job opportunities

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. 

If you are a freshman, please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity; not many fellowships are available for freshmen! For more information on the America Needs You Fellows Program and how to apply click HERE. If you have any further questions, email Alexander Rendon at alexrendon13@gmail.com.

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

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My (Un)Documented Life is a blog whose mission is to post up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and to provide a sense of community to their diverse group of readers.

My (Un)Documented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, ways for navigating the educational systems, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more information.

Opportunities showcased on the blog with upcoming deadlines includes the UCLA Law School Fellows Program, for those who are pursuing top law programs and legal careers, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, for those who will be transferring to 4-year colleges, and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, for those who are pursuing graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.

To view other opportunities posted on the My (Un)Documented Life blog click HERE.

Trial Advocacy Opportunity with the NYC Law Department (John Jay Students only)

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The New York City Law Deportment is in need of volunteers to serve as jurors for their trial advocacy program which supports junior attorneys at Fordham Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about trial practice and to learn about the work that is done by the Law Department.

The program will be held on Friday, January 13 from 9 am until 5 pm at Fordham Law School.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you would like to volunteer your time on January 13th, please e-mail John Campbell at the Law Department at jcampbel@law.nyc.gov.  If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call John at 212-356-4081.  Please treat this as a firm commitment if you agree to volunteer because people are relying on your participation for the program to run effectively.

New York State Youth Leadership Council Awards Program AND Queens College Dream Team Scholarship (11/4/16)

 

The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) is an undocumented youth led organization that believes education is a right. The organization created the NYSYLC Awards Program because they understand the challenges students face when applying for post-secondary education.

The NYSYLC Awards Program aims to support immigrant youth, regardless of their immigration status, advance themselves and their communities, pursue their higher education dreams and continue to contribute to our society in the manner of their choosing.

The NYSYLC is also hosting the Queens College Dream Team Scholarship with the Queens College Dream Team, a club organization that provides safespace for undocumented students and allies, to support a current or incoming Queens College student.

NYSYLC Awards Program Eligibility:

  • Residing in NYC and attending or planning to attend a NY school
  • Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend college in the Spring
    • OR current undergraduate student
  • Be actively engaged, or wishes to be engaged, in social justice causes
  • Be recommended by an educator, peer, community member, or religious leader
  • Be able to volunteer 10 hours with the NYSYLC
  • Be able to attend an awards ceremony in NYC (details TBD).

Queens College Dream Team Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend Queens College in the Spring
    • OR current Freshman, Sophomore, Junior in Queens College
  • Be able to volunteer 25 hours with the Queens Colege Dream Team
  • Be interested in immigration issues

Students interested in either scholarship must submit an application consisting of the following:

  • Statement of financial need
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Scholarship entry essay

The application can be found HERE. Applications must be emailed/postmarked/delivered by November 4th, 2016. 

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