By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
The New York State Youth Leadership Council is an undocumented youth-led organization that seeks to give undocumented youth the tools and space to organize and create change within undocumented communities. The NYSYLC has established an Awards Program to support immigrant youth, regardless of their immigration status, as they pursue their higher education dreams. Awardees will be selected based on their community involvement, financial need, and commitment to the immigrant rights movement. A small emphasis will be placed on academic achievement. Priority will be given to students with limited or no means to obtain financial aid for college. Each recipient will be awarded $500 and will be required to volunteer at least 10 hours with the NYSYLC.
To be eligible for this scholarship opportunity, you must:
- Be a graduating high school senior, person with High School diploma or GED certificate residing in the NY state area planning to attend college in the spring of 2016; OR current undergraduate student
- Is actively engaged or wishes to become engaged in social justice movements in their community, school or campus.
- Is recommended by an educator, peer, community member, co-worker or religious leader.
- If awarded, must volunteer at least 10 hours with the NYSYLC.
- If awarded, must attend the awards ceremony, held in the NYC area in April (place to be announced).
All applications must be postmarked/submitted by March 31, 2016
For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: NYSYLC Scholarship
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