$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.

 

 

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. 

 

CUNY 311 Call Taker (4/16/2017)

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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. 

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.

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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