Young American Dreamers Scholarship: Open to undocumented students in Florida

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The Young American Dreamers (YAD) organization is awarding two scholarships, first prize is $500.00 and second prize is $250.00.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Graduating high school senior OR currently enrolled in college
  • Current resident of Polk, Florida or one of it’s surrounding counties (Desoto, Hardee, Highlands,Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Seminole, or Sumter)
  • 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale

They also have another scholarship of $1,000 in honor of Maria Isabel, YAD’s founder.  Here are the eligibility requirements for this opportunity:

  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must be currently enrolled in college/university
  • Must be an ACTIVE member of an organization the works toward charity, social justice, or community service
  • Have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Copy of official transcripts
  • Two letters of Recommendation (one from the organization)
  • Write a short essay
  • Be applying scholarship to an institute of higher education in Polk, Hillsborough, or Orange County

The deadline to apply to these scholarship opportunities is July 30, 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Young American Dreamers


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