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The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program generally provides 10 to 12-semester tuition awards each academic year for full-time undergraduate UIC students. The award assists LARES students to reach their goal of obtaining a baccalaureate degree. The application must be submitted with all supporting documents to the LARES office (1200 W. Harrison, Suite 2640) by April 15, 2016, by 5pm.
Please fill out: LARES Tuition Award Application FA16
TELACU Education Foundation 2016 College Success Program Application
JANUARY 29, 2016 FOR RENEWING SCHOLARS, AND FEBRUARY 26, 2016 FOR NEW APPLICANTS
Administered by the TELACU Education Foundation, the College Success Program (Program) was created in 1983 to develop and empower new generations of leaders in the communities it serves. The Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners—corporations, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals—who have joined us over the past 30 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community. The TELACU Education Foundation reserves the right to make the final selection of Award recipients based upon, but not limited to, the criteria described in these application guidelines.
General Program Information
Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000, which include any matching funds from the college or university.
Applicants entering college as a first-year student in Fall 2015 are eligible to apply for an Award that can be renewed for up to four years.
Criteria for Renewing an Award
Scholars currently enrolled in the Program are eligible to renew their Award if they:
- Maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA
- Attended school full-time for the entire academic year
- Attended all events and Sessions conducted by the Program (Scholars attending school out of state or the local area are not required to attend)
- Volunteered a minimum of 20 hours of community service
- Plan to be enrolled full-time for the entire 2015-16 academic year
- Submit a renewal application and participate in a renewal interview
The scholarship amount is $1,000 and can be awarded to any undergraduate student in good academic standing at UIC. Our hope is to reward one student who is engaged in outstanding organizing or activism that transcends borders. I have attached a flyer with more information.
In 2015, Jocelyn Munguia Chavez received the scholarship for her work with the Fearless Undocumented Alliance, and policy advocacy on behalf of undocumented people. This year, we are looking for nominations for students who are doing similar types of work across national boundaries, identities, and social standing. The area(s) of work does not have to be limited to immigration, but could include other issues relating to social justice (broadly defined). International movement-building, transnational solidarity efforts and local community organizing are examples of the kind of work strong candidates would be involved in.
We are inviting faculty and staff to write 2-3 page nomination letters for qualified students. Nominated students will also be required to submit a 1-2 page personal statement and transcripts. The application deadline is February 15th, 2016. Students will not need to show proof of citizenship in order to accept the award. If you know of someone who you would like to nominate, please feel free to let me know. For more information, please follow this link. Border Crossing Scholarship flier or visit UIC’s Social Justice Initiative Website at http://sji.uic.edu/scholarshipinfo.html.
Microsoft Scholarship (Open to undocumented students), Deadline: January 31, 2016
Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. *This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students. *As long as you are currently enrolled at a four-year program at an institution in US, Mexico or Canada and meet all other criteria for scholarship eligibility, you can apply regardless of your citizenship.
To be eligible, you must:
Be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application. Show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics.Be able to demonstrate an interest in computer science. Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. Chosen recipients will be asked to provide a copy of their official transcript.
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: Microsoft Scholarship https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships
As an undocumented student or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) student, you do not qualify for state or federal financial aid. However, you might be eligible for scholarships from private foundations or community organizations. Below is a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.
The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow.
Students attending a 2-yr or 4-yr college will be eligible to apply for $2,000 or $6,000 scholarships, respectively. The scholarship application should be available on the Dream Fund website on November 21. Deadline: Waiting for updates for the 2016 calender.
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