Buenas Opiniones’ Scholarship for Latino Students (08/31/17)

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The Buenas Opiniones’ Scholarship for Latino Students is for graduating Latino high school seniors or those who are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Recipients are awarded $2,500 per year for up to four years. 

Requirements

Submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student via a PDF (.pdf) file to scholarships@buenasopiniones.com with your full name, email address, Hispanic country or origin, school name, and area of study. 

Eligibility

  • You must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • You must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • You must plan to enroll in a technical, undergraduate or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of scholarship cycle year
  • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Scholarship awards are $2,500 per application period

If you have questions, send an email to scholarships@buenasopiniones.com.

CUNY 311 Call Taker (4/16/2017)

CUNY 311 Project

The CUNY 311 Project is hiring students! 

Responsibilities 
– Answer incoming calls within the 24-hour/7-day/week operation in a professional and courteous manner.
– Maintain customer satisfaction.
– Identify customers’ needs and assist accordingly.
– Enter call data into a computerized tracking system.
– Perform routine clerical work such as copying, filing and faxing as needed.
– Collaborate with DoITT and CUNY Program staff as needed.
**Please visit the Center for Career and Professional Development for possible opportunities of obtaining academic credit using this experience.**

Qualifications
• Currently a student in good standing at a City University of New York college and graduating no sooner than December 2017.
• Undergraduate students, at time of application, must hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and maintain enrollment in at least 6 credits while working with CUNY 311.
• Graduate students, at time of application, must hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and maintain enrollment in at least 3 credits while working with CUNY 311.
• Be available 18 hours per week for three 6 hour shifts.
• Have strong computer skills and be proficient with Internet.
• Have excellent telephone etiquette and communication skills.
• Be proficient in English and have strong reading and writing skills.
• Only students with strong attendance and punctuality skills should apply.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or to apply, log into your John Jay Careers Online account and look for JOB ID: 24556. 

2017 Support Creativity Scholarship (05/01/2017)

Support Creativity

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

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.

 

Giva Corporate Student Scholarship (12/1/2016)

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The Giva Corporate Student Scholarship will award $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful 500-600 word essays in answering the following two questions:

  1. How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations?
  2. What are your career and personal goals and why?

A current resume must also be included with the essay.

Eligibility & Applying

All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The candidate must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student’s educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible.

The deadline is December 1st, 2016. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by  February 15th.

Click HERE 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