ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS OF WAKE COUNTY (NORTH CAROLINA)
Scholarships are given to first-generation US citizens, refugees, and immigrants graduating from a Wake County high school. Additionally, applicants do not need legal documents to apply. The scholarships amount up to $16,000
Phone: (919) 474-8370 ext. 4028
THE REFUGEE CONNECT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (GREATER CINCINNATI, OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY)
The Junior League of Cincinnati launched Refugee Connect in 2013 after a routine community needs assessment determined that connecting refugees to existing resources was a pressing need for women and children in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky specifically has a long history as a refugee resettlement community, beginning with the Holocaust survivors during World War II. Scholarships are given for refugees residing in the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area pursuing higher education at a public, private, technical college or university in the USA.
Phone: (513) 449-0368
MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION (ARIZONA)
The amount of this award varies, but it is targeted for students enrolled at a Maricopa Community College, who are also refugees and their children who are trying to re-train or get an education not available to them in their home country.
WHEATON REFUGEE SCHOLARSHIP (MASSACHUSETTS)
This is a four-year Wheaton Refugee Scholarship that covers the total cost of attendance will be awarded each academic year. Students who have fled a war-torn region as a refugee and who do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status, or who have legally entered the United States as refugees may apply.
JULIA STASCH-IIE SCHOLARSHIP FOR REFUGEES (CHICAGO)
The Julia Stasch scholarship is is part of IIE’s Student Emergency Initiatives. This scholarship opportunity supports students who came to the United States as refugees or have been granted asylum to complete their studies at a Chicago City College or Community College in Chicagoland. The scholarship amounts to $10,000 which is allocated for the second year of community college to cover tuition balance, living expenses, and other costs related to one’s education.
The IIE also has a page dedicated for scholarship opportunities for all around the world, this page can be found here: https://iiepeer.org/opportunities
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY’S EDUCATION FOR HUMANITY INITIATIVE
This is a university-wide initiative at Arizona State University (ASU) that’s managed by EdPlus, which partners with local organizations to offer access to higher education and workplace readiness for refugees and displaced persons.
Phone: (480) 884-1525
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S REFUGEE SCHOLARSHIP (NEW YORK)
This scholarship covers full tuition and fees from all federal, state, and University grant and scholarship sources. It is renewable at the same time each year provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and completes at least 12 credits per semester.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S SCHOLARSHIP FOR DISPLACED STUDENTS (NEW YORK)
This scholarship provides full tuition, housing and living assistance for the displaced students applying for Columbia University. Displaced students include refugees and asylum-seekers. This scholarship supports a cohort of 30 students per year across all 18 Columbia schools and affiliates for as long as it takes to complete the degree.
Contact email: CUSDS@columbia.edu
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY’S REFUGEE EDUCATION INITIATIVE
This is a multi-phase initiative, for now it focuses more on giving refugees access to education. Phase one has been a $10-million-dollar effort to bring SNHU’s online, competency-based bachelor’s and associate degrees to refugees and others affected by displacement.
Phone: (603) 645-9799
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH NEW AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
The A. Ray Olpin University Union offers an award of $5,000 to six refugee students at University of Utah.
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH: REFUGEES CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY UNION SCHOLARSHIP (UTAH)
This scholarship is provided by the A. Ray Olpin University Union in Utah. It is available to refugee students (undergrad and graduate) currently enrolled at the University of Utah as well as incoming students anticipated to enroll for the 2020 fall semester.
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR REFUGEES
This is a scholarship program for UC-Irvine students who are asylum seekers or have refugee or asylum status. This program was started by Iman Saddiqi, who is majoring in political science and global Middle East studies. This is a student-led scholarship program with about $100,000 of funds to give and awards up to $10,000 for undergraduates.
ESPERANZA EDUCATION FUND (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, MARYLAND OR VIRGINIA)
Give scholarships that range from $5000 to $20,000, depending on financial need for students born outside the USA or who have both parents born outside the USA and planning to enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university. The applicant must be a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or a recent GED grad residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia. Esperanza also provides students with mentors to help them navigate college, internships and starting a career.
This $500 scholarship is provided by the Wyoming Dept. of Education. It is a need-based scholarship for first generation American youth who plan to attend one of the 7 community colleges of the University of Wyoming.
Phone: (307) 777-6198
ALFRED HUGO RADKE AND GERDA ELSE RADKE SCHOLARSHIP (VIRGINIA)
This scholarship based at Averett University in Virginia provides $1000 to international or first-generation American students with financial need.
Phone: (434) 791-5600
JEFF SEIN KWAN YANG SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship offers financial assistance to students from immigrant backgrounds. Students of all ethnic backgrounds who reside in the San Gabriel Valley are eligible.
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