Current Scholarship Opportunities

Below is a list of scholarships that we have recently added to the website.  To view a more detailed description of each scholarship please visit the scholarship page directly.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

SUE AND BILL GROSS TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2015 – 2016 Scholarship Application

La Unidad Latina Foundation- La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships(link is external) (Deadline 10/15/2015)

This scholarship is for Hispanic students who are currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible degrees include all bachelor’s degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, and Master of Divinity. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one full-time year of study and have a cumulative GPA between 2.8 and 3.6, and graduate students must have completed at least one full-time semester.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers – Single Mother’s Scholarship 2015(link is external) (Deadline 12/05/2015)

Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Craft your essay and explain your answer.

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union – Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarship Program(link is external) (Deadline 01/29/2016)

In honor of our 15 year anniversary, we are proud to award fifteen $5,000 scholarships for 2016-2017 to incoming freshmen, upperclassmen, nontraditional and graduate student members of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. The application evaluation is based on leadership, volunteer and community involvement, extracurricular activities and scholastic achievement.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 02/01/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a living tribute to Frank Kazmierczak, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant student who wishes to pursue a career in teaching.

CANFIT – Scholarships(link is external) (Deadline 03/31/2016)

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. Checks will be mailed to the educational institution and are to be used toward tuition and fees.

Geneseo Migrant Center –  Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship Fund(link is external) (Deadline 04/15/2016)

The purpose of the Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship Fund is to assist financially those migrant youth who have the potential and the desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals. Eligible applicants must be entering or enrolled in college or other types of post-secondary programs, high school dropouts or potential dropouts.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship Fund(link is external) (Deadline 04/15/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Jean DeGrace Crandall, educator and friend to the migrant community, by offering an annual award in the amount of $2,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker or child of a migrant farmworker from Mexico with a history of migration to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, or Westchester Counties in New York State. Though not required, but because of Jean’s personal interests, preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated interest in traditional Mexican art and culture.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Margaret Raley New York State Migrant Student Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 04/15/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the educational achievement of migrant farmworker students with a history of migration to and/or within New York State. This award of $500 will be offered annually to an individual student or the amount will be divided among two or more students.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Aurelio “Larry” Jazo Migrant Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 05/15/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Aurelio “Larry” Jazo, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who has a recent migration to Illinois.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 04/15/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a migrant farmworker student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance.

Undergraduate Programs Only

QuestBridge – National College Match(link is external) (Deadline 09/28/2015)

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s most selective colleges.

UC Riverside – Fall 2015 R’DREAM Book Grant(link is external) (Deadline 10/04/2015)

If UCR’s Undocumented Student Program already has the textbook you need, you can borrow it from their Lending Library.  If they don’t have the textbook you need and you are selected for the book grant, you will receive an award for the cost of your textbook(s).  You can list up to 6 books.

UC Riverside – Fall 2015 R’DREAM Scholarship (Deadline 10/11/2015)

Selected scholarship recipients will be awarded up to $500 each.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation – 2015 Youth Awards(link is external) (Deadline 10/15/2015)

The Youth Awards program is presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and their sponsors. Latino high school seniors will have the opportunity to apply. If selected, the students will be honored during 10 regional ceremonies with an audience of influential community leaders, receive grants for their education or for an idea or project to impact their communities, and funneled into the award-winning LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) program as they attend college and enter their careers.

Connecticut Students for a Dream – C4D Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 10/17/2015)

Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) was founded in 2010 by a group of undocumented students and allies from across Connecticut. Initially coming together to advocate for the Federal DREAM Act, to this day we continue our work for educational equity. This scholarship was created to help undocumented immigrant students that are pursuing higher education but have limited financial help due to their immigration status.

Golden Door Scholars – 2015 Scholarship Round(link is external) (Deadline 10/27/2015)

Golden Door Scholars recipients who attend partner schools will receive funding to cover tuition (less other scholarships and small family contributions), room and board for a four-year degree. (Scholarship recipients who choose to attend non-partner schools will be funded on a case-by-case basis.) Golden Door Scholars will also have access to mentors, assistance in pursuing internships and other career-building opportunities. Please review the important information below prior to submitting your Golden Door Scholars application.

BBG Communications –   Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award(link is external) (Deadline 11/29/2015)

BBG provides the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award to recognize and reward a student who demonstrates a passion for volunteering, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.

Wiley CPAexcel – Accounting Student Scholarship Program(link is external) (Deadline 11/30/2015)

1 Grand Prize winner wins $2,500 Cash Scholarship plus the Wiley CPAexcel Gold CPA Review Course ($1,800 value) plus free shipping. 5 First Prize winners win the Wiley CPAexcel Gold CPA Review Course ($1,800 value) plus free shipping.

Western Michigan University – Foundation Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 12/04/2015)

Value: $12,500 annually ($50,000 total award). For first-time freshman students entering fall 2016 who have verified financial need based on one or more of the criteria, including undocumented status.

Princeton University –The Princeton Prize in Race Relations(link is external) (Deadline 01/31/2016)

There is perhaps no greater challenge facing our country than increasing understanding and cooperation among people of different racial backgrounds. It is a challenge that every new generation encounters. We therefore believe that young people have a particularly important role to play, and hope, through the Princeton Prize, to recognize and encourage young people who have made or are making efforts to improve racial harmony.

The Dream.US – 3rd National Scholarship Round(link is external) (Deadline 02/15/2016)

TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Their scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of their Partner Colleges(link is external).

Barbara Wiedner & Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. – Peace Scholarships(link is external)(Deadline 03/01/2016)

Awards of $250 or $500 for high school seniors and college freshmen with demonstrated leadership and personal initiative in activities involving: Peace and Social Justice, Nuclear Disarmament, and/or Conflict Resolution.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Robert Apicella Good Samaritan Migrant Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 04/15/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a migrant farmworker senior high school student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community with a $500 scholarship.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Leah Levy Memorial Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 04/15/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Leah Levy, educator, tutor, advocate, and friend to the migrant community, by offering an annual award in the amount of up to $500 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker senior high school student attending a high school in Columbia County, New York. The student should have demonstrated a caring attitude toward others or the community.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 07/01/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt.

Geneseo Migrant Center – Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 04/30/2016)

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a senior high school student from a migrant farmworker family in Franklin, St. Lawrence, or Clinton Counties in New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community with a $500.00 scholarship.

Undergraduate and Vocational/Skills Training Programs

Soroptimist – Live Your Dream Awards(link is external) (Deadline 11/15/2015)

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Graduate Programs Only

Colorado Boettcher Teachers Program – Boettcher Teacher Residency(link is external) (Deadline 10/30/2015)

Having a great teacher is the single most important school-based factor to close the achievement gap. Boettcher Teacher Residency prepares people to have exceptional teaching careers through a hands-on Master’s degree program. We believe the classroom is the best place for teachers to develop the skills they need, so we place them in teaching positions alongside master teachers right from the start.  Every day, our resident teachers pour themselves into teaching students, all the while fulfilling their own coursework requirements for a master’s degree.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans – 2016 Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 11/01/2015)

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contribution of immigrants to the United States. Every year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans – immigrants and children of immigrants – who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic fields.

Heinz College and HACU – HACU-HSI Alumni Scholarship(link is external) (Deadline 01/10/2016)

The Heinz College-HSI Alumni Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary). Eligible students will receive a scholarship of at least $6,000 per semester while enrolled as a full-time student. To be considered for this scholarship award, an eligible applicant should indicate their affiliation with an HSI within the application for admission.

MBAs

Forte Foundation – Forte Fellows Program(link is external) (No Deadline)

If you would like to be considered for a fellowship, you must first submit an MBA application to a participating school(link is external). All schools grant awards for full-time students.  Part-time and executive awards are available at select schools. If you are interested in learning more about the Forté Fellowship program at any of our sponsor schools, please contact an admissions representative.

Art

Geneseo Migrant Center – Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers(link is external) (Deadline 11/01/2015)

Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the eligible disciplines.

Study Abroad Programs

California-Mexico Studies Center – Dreamers Study Abroad Winter 2015(link is external) (Deadline 09/15/2015)

The California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program will offer 25 Dreamers from colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area a unique 3-week Travel-Study opportunity to visit Mexico from December 17, 2015 to January 11, 2016 with most expenses covered by a grant from JUNTOS PODEMOS to the California-Mexico Studies Center.