2018 marks the 9th year the NYSYLC Scholarship Awards Program will provide monetary support to youth, regardless of their immigration status, who aspire to continue their higher education, being active in the immigrant rights movement and wish to continue their commitment in the coming 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 or other forms of immigration relief. Awardees will be selected based on community involvement, financial need and commitment to the immigrant rights movement. A small emphasis will be placed on academic achievement. If you have any questions please contact Denise@nysylc.org
Awards range from $500 - $1000
-Residing in NYC and attending or planning to attend a NY school;
-Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend college in the Spring; OR current undergraduate student;
-Be actively engaged, or wishes to be engaged, in social justice causes;
-Be recommended by an educator, peer, community member, or religious leader;
-Be able to volunteer for 10 hours with the NYSYLC
-Be able to attend the awards ceremony in NYC (details TBD).
To apply, please complete the following requirements. Use the checklist.
☐ Personal statement
☐ Statement of financial need
☐ Scholarship entry
☐ Letter of recommendation: https://goo.gl/BytfeP
☐ Signature! Do not forget to sign the application; if it is not signed you will be disqualified.
Scholarship Details: Recipients will be required to volunteer at least 10 hours with the NYSYLC. The scholarship award will be given to the recipient in the form of a check. Awardees will be selected based on community involvement, financial need, and commitment to social justice.
You can apply online or can mail your application to our office. All applications must be postmarked/submitted by July 18th, 2018. If your scholarship entry is in a form of an art piece that cannot be submitted electronically, please mail it to this address:
168 Canal St, NY, NY 10013 6th Floor