HENAAC Scholarship (04/30/17)

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HENAAC’s mission is to keep America technologically strong by promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers especially in under-served communities. This scholarship is open to undocumented students. If awarded, scholars will receive a scholarship between $500 to $10,000, listing in the HENAAC STEM Career Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine and press release, and transportation support to the HENAAC Conference, where awardees are presented their scholarship. The 2017 HENAAC Conference will he held in Pasadena, CA from October 18 – 22, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities
  • Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
  • Application must have applied, enrolled or graduating from a STEM program

Application Requirements:

  • Application, found here
  • A 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic
  • Current resume
  • One peer letter of recommendation from a friend, classmate, lab partner, roommate, teammate, or fellow member of a campus or community organization
  • One faculty letter of recommendation from a faculty, teacher, mentor, advisor, counselor, principal, or dean
  • Official transcript with the seal of your college or high school (Transcripts must be in English)
  • Self-photo (used for publication purposes only)

If there are any questions about the scholarship, you can email Dr. Gary Cruz at scholars@greatmindsinstem.org

 

 

Summer Youth Employment Program (3/31/2017)

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The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City residents ages 14-24 with PAID summer employment in July and August for up to six weeks.

Participants are selected by lottery for the program and selected participants are given the opportunity to work in entry-level jobs within the following industries:

  • Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail

Program Requirements

  • New York City Residents
  • Ages 14 – 24
  • Completed Required Document Checklist

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

 

Cybersecurity Virtual Internship (12/1/16)

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Interested in an internship that also offers college credit? Check out the Cybersecurity Virtual Internship!

Students meet twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:55pm-8:30pm. On Mondays members of the course will work together to complete assignments related to providing senior management at the fictitious Goliath National Bank with a risk assessment of the bank’s e-trading system. Students will then present a comprehensive insider threat management program at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

On Wednesdays students will meet with industry experts both online and in person. This is a great opportunity to expand your network of experts who can provide references when applying for jobs, and may even invite students for mock interviews, dress for success workshops, and resume writing sessions!

FAQ’s:

  • Do I have to be a Computer Science major to apply?  Nope, this course is open to students in all majors from schools across CUNY and beyond.  We are looking for a group of students with a diverse set of skills.  No prerequisites required!
  • Can I get credit? Yes! You can earn 400-level Computer Science credit (3 credits)
  • Are graduate students eligible? Yes! You can earn 700-level Computer Science credit  (3 credits)

If your question wasn’t answered, attend the info session 11/14 during Community Hour (1:40pm-2:55pm) in L.74.02 NB (UMI Lounge)!

You can also email questions to Calou Beckford (cbeckford@jjay.cuny.edu).

Apply Now! Cybersecurity Virtual Internship APPLICATION 

  • Rolling Admissions – Priority Deadline: December 1

 

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.