The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) launched their new “UndocuGrad School Guide: Undocu-friendly guide to pursuing, financing, and navigating graduate school“!
The guide is broken into four chapters, which cover information on preparing for grad school (including funding opportunities), the experience of attending grad school, using your graduate degree, as well as helpful tips and considerations. Throughout the guide, you will also find inspiring stories and advice from fellow undocumented students who have pursued their graduate degrees in various institutions across the country. The guide also features very helpful timelines and templates that you can use to inquire about financial aid, letters of recommendation, networking opportunities, and more.
Here’s a short excerpt from the guide:
“Navigating and succeeding in law school is no easy task, especially for an undocumented student. Don’t be afraid to rely on others. Erika Castaneda says, “Find support systems. People you can rely on to support you through the process because the process can be daunting and frustrating. I know sometimes we’re afraid to speak out and ask for help, but I definitely think it takes a village to get here and continue on with your education, so find that village and don’t be afraid to ask for help.”
We definitely encourage folks to download and share NYSYLC’s guide: “UndocuGrad School Guide: Undocu-friendly guide to pursuing, financing, and navigating graduate school” This guide is especially helpful for those considering applying to grad school or getting ready to apply.
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Categories: Applying to Grad School, Grad School Funding, Life After Grad School, Navigating Grad School
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