The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) is providing $500 scholarships to ten students who are either: graduating from high school, have a GED, or are currently in college in the state of New York!
NYSYLC notes, “2020 marks the 11th year the NYSYLC Scholarship Awards Program will provide monetary support to students, regardless of their immigration status, who aspire to continue their higher education, be active in the immigrant rights movement, and wish to continue their commitment in the upcoming years. Priority for this scholarship will be given to students with limited or no means to obtain financial aid for college. Priority will also be given to students without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or other forms of immigration relief. Awardees will be selected based on community involvement, and financial need. A small emphasis will be placed on academic achievement. The scholarship award will be sent directly to the school depending on the student’s needs.”
Here are the eligibility requirements:
- “Residing in New York State and attending college in New York State
- Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend college in the Fall; OR current undergraduate student;
- Be recommended by an educator, peer, community member, or faith leader;
- Be able to attend the awards ceremony in NYC (details TBD).”
The extended deadline to apply is June 8, 2020 at 6:00pm EST
Please note that this opportunity was first posted by NYSYLC. The link to the scholarship opportunity may not work after the deadline has passed.
Rachel is a PhD student in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies where she is a Research Associate for the Civil Rights Project and the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education. She has worked closely with undocumented youth in several regions including California, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. Rachel has also worked in the higher education sector for Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, MassBay Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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