The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship (6/5/17)

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship is named after Roger H. David, an activist for LGBT rights who participated in the Stonewall Uprising. To honor his generous spirit, this scholarship aims to recognize fierce advocates for LGBT justice. One selected student will be given a minimum award of $500. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have completed at least 12 credits at John Jay College
  • Be Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program 
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average

To apply, you must go to https://jjay-scholarships.fluidreview.com/awds/ and complete:

  • the John Jay College General Scholarship Application,
  • write a 500 word essay describing your role as a fierce advocate for LGBT justice, and;
  • submit two letters of recommendation. 

 

Kairos Learning Community Academic Tutor

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The Kairos Learning Community provides academic help and support for the Sunset Park youth community. They offer one-on-one tutoring, after school homework help, summer academic programs and test prep.

They are currently seeking part-time academic tutors to work with students from Pre-K through High School for the following subjects:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Spanish
  • Writing
  • Science
  • ESL

Note: All academic tutors must speak Spanish!

Please send your resume via email or drop in to one of their offices.

Address 1: 420 42nd Street, Brooklyn NY 11232.

Phone #1: 347-689-3353

Address 2: 6207 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11220

Phone #2: 347-844-9233

Email: kairoslearningcenter@gmail.com

Click HERE  to view their flyer.

SASP Peer Success Coach Program [John Jay Students ONLY] (3/13/2017)

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SASP Peers Success Coaches are dedicated to supporting students in SASP Programs (e.g., Adelante, Early Start, Freshmen, and Transfer Seminars). By working closely with faculty and staff, they aim to ensure that students have a successful and fun Academic Journey at John Jay!

Minimum qualifications and requirements:

  • Be a full-time John Jay student
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Earned between 15 and 90 credits
  • Work at least 10 hours per week between 8:00am-5:30pm during the semester
  • Attend all trainings and staff meetings
  • Enroll in the Peer Success Coach Training Courses: CSL 210 (FA17) and CSL 211 (SP18)
  • Genuine desire to help students
  • Enthusiasm for promoting events and representing John Jay
  • Familiarity with John Jay services and resources
  • Desire to work with and contribute to the success of a large team

To learn more or to access the application, CLICK HERE.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Associate Director for Student Success Initiatives, Nancy Yang at nyang@jjay.cuny.edu.

CUNY Becas 2017 (2/28/2017)

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The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who have little or no access to other funding sources. CUNY Becas does not discriminate based on immigration status so undocumented students can encouraged to apply. The scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6,330.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to service in the Mexican community.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent transcript, can be an unofficial student copy
  • Two short essays of one-page max each
    • a personal statement with attention to your community service within the Mexican community
    • a financial statement that explains why you would benefit from being awarded CUNY Becas. If applicable, discuss any unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • A letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Click HERE to learn more information about CUNY Becas or to access the application.

 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans

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The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans awards thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing any graduate school in the U.S. with up to $20,000 per year for one to two years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of parents who were not U.S. citizens at the time of their births; someone born outside the U.S. and adopted by U.S. citizens; a DACA recipient
  • You must be a college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree
  • You must not be beyond your second year in the graduate program for which you request support
  • You must not yet be 31 years old, as of the November 1 application deadline

 

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

For more information on the Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans and how to apply click HERE

Google Lime Scholarship Program

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Google is dedicated to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and network retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to each student based on their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. The reward includes $10,000 for students studying in the U.S. and $5,000 for those studying in Canada- based on tuition costs!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in Canada or the U.S.
  • The scholarship is open to international students studying in the U.S. or Canada and undocumented students are eligible to apply as well
  • You must be a full time student in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • You must be pursuing a degree in a technical field (ex: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software engineering)
  • You must be a student with a visible or invisible disability
  • You must demonstrate leadership and commitment to and passion for technology

Application Requirements:

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unofficial transcripts
  • Three essays – this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2016

For more information on the Google Lime Scholarship Program and how to apply click HERE

The JacksonWhite Criminal Law Bi-Annual Scholarship (9/30/16)

The JacksonWhite Criminal Law Bi-Annual Scholarship offers $1,000 to one student each semester. The JacksonWhite firm established this scholarship to aid students in pursuing higher education to help foster these future leaders.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently attend an accredited college or university in the US
  • Be full-time students in undergraduate, graduate or law school programs
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must submit a essay answering the scholarship essay question

Scholarship Essay Question:

With consideration to the history of the war on drugs, what are the lasting effects we see today, and the possible future impact? Suggest alternative strategies to make the war on drugs more effective.

Send your essay of 1,000 words or less as a PDF file, along with an unofficial transcript to firm@jacksonwhitelaw.com. Include “JacksonWhite Scholarship” in the subject line, as well as your name, address, phone number, email address, school name and expected date of graduation in the body of the email.

Deadline: September 30th, 2016.

For more information about the scholarship or your application, you can email firm@jacksonwhitelaw.com, or visit: http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/scholarship/