Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship: Open to undocumented high school seniors in New York


The Ascend Educational Fund is a nonprofit built to enable and encourage immigrant students to pursue their higher education and professional goals. They are offering scholarship awards between $2,500 and $20,000. This scholarship opportunity is open to all immigrant students, regardless of their ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Undocumented students are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Were born outside the United States or have two parents born parents born outside the United States
  • Will graduate from a high school in New York City
  • Will enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2017-2018
  • Demonstrate qualities traditionally valued by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community

The deadline to apply is February 2, 2017

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Ascend 2016 Scholarship Application


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