Did you ever think about what America would be like without the contributions of immigrants? In truth, America has always been a land of immigrants who start companies, innovate, and ultimately create jobs that make our economy vibrant and strong. Immigrants are typically prepared to jump over hurdles and put in the hard work required to improve their futures. The Recent Immigrant Scholarship is open to students with drive and ambition who recently immigrated to this “land of opportunity.”
Who is eligible to apply for the Recent Immigrant Scholarship?
The Recent Immigrant Scholarship has few eligibility requirements (so your essay will be very important). The scholarship is open to all high school students who immigrated to the United States on or after January 1, 2010. Applicants must be planning on living and working in the United States in the future.
The strength of your essay will be a major factor when it comes to choosing a winner. Please write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words that addresses all of the following points:
- Describe your background and how you ended up in the U.S.
- Why are you optimistic about living and working in the U.S.?
- How does the U.S. compare to your home country? Feel free to discuss what you like about both places.
Remember, this essay should be reflective of your very best writing. Make sure that you hook the reader with an engaging open and also be mindful of responding to the prompts provided. Finally, showcase your fine writing by proofreading until your essay is error-free. This final step shows that you care!
How much is the Recent Immigrant Scholarship award?
The lucky winner of the Recent Immigrant Scholarship will receive an award of $1,000!
When is the Recent Immigrant Scholarship application deadline?
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020. The winner will be announced on April 30, 2020.
Best of luck to all applicants!