GENDER JUSTICE ADVOCATES PROGRAM (3/31/2017)

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The Gender Justice Advocates Program is designed for John Jay students who are passionate about women’s rights, LGBTQ equality,  and creating a hospitable campus culture free of barriers, prejudice and bigotry and interested in event planning, and meeting new people. Advocates learn about local and national gender justice efforts, receive training in social justice organizing, and build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for sophomores and beyond
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Participate in Tuesday weekly Gender Justice Meetings during community hour
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the Women Center Gender Justice’s (WCGJ) tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice
 Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.

 

To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE!

NYC Men Teach (02/17/2017)

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NYC Men Teach aims to improve the diversity of the NYC teaching workforce by adding 1,000 male teachers of color into the teacher pipeline by 2018. NYC Men Teach have a commitment to educating and supporting students in urban schools, and they work to highlight the importance of deep clinical, culturally-relevant and restorative practice.

Stop by at their upcoming info session (2/16; L.74.02) to learn more about this unique program. At the info session you will, learn more about the eligibility requirements, benefits, and to access the information session date. click here for the flyer!

Eligibility Requirements 

  • An interest in becoming a NYS Certified teacher
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Experience/Work in urban communities 
  • Committed to working/teaching in NYC public schools

Benefits include: 

  • Dedicated advisement and academic support
  • Monthly Metrocards 
  • Free Certification Exam Practice Tests 

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.

 

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.

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