Now is the time to apply for scholarships that will help you pursue your college degree, whether it’s at an accredited two-year or four-year university, or at a community college. Millions of dollars in refugee and immigrant scholarships are available each year from various organizations, charities, and businesses across the country, but you’ll have to act fast to be eligible! Here are some opportunities worth researching. Remember, applying for scholarships doesn’t guarantee you’ll receive funding; it just increases your chances by increasing your visibility. Good luck!
No matter where you come from, how old you are, or what your financial situation is like; we want to help make your dreams of a college education a reality. We’re proud to announce an exciting new scholarship opportunity designed with those goals in mind. Whether you’re a refugee student or one who emigrated as an adult, there may be up to $5,000 in scholarships available just for refugees and immigrants interested in applying. Don’t wait any longer—if you have what it takes to succeed at college-level courses; apply today!
What will you get with the award?
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, one of America’s most popular student loans (formerly known as the Stafford Loan), is available to all students attending a four-year public or private college or university. In addition to federal student aid, you may be eligible for scholarships offered by your college or university, through your state’s education agency, and through outside organizations.
These sources are typically awarded based on merit (grades) or financial need. One such organization that offers scholarship opportunities specifically targeted at refugee and immigrant students is Refugee International. The organization has partnered with an insurance company to offer two award opportunities designed to help cover college costs.
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Who can apply?
Applications are open to refugees, immigrants, or students with refugee or immigrant status. Refugees are individuals recognized by UNHCR as refugees in accordance with its 1951 Convention or 1967 Protocol. Immigrants are individuals who have been granted permanent residence under current immigration laws. Some countries refer to immigrant visas issued as dual intent visas, meaning they allow entry into both countries. In other cases, a change of status may be required in order to gain legal student status on a student visa in Canada.
How to apply
To apply, a student must submit an essay on one of three topics:
(1) what has been most challenging in your first year here,
(2) how you are trying to overcome that challenge, or
(3) what you hope to contribute as a member of UHV’s community.
The essay should be no more than 500 words. You can learn more Here.