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The Margaret Wong Scholarship 2016-2017

The Margaret Wong Scholarship, in partnership with Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), assists students who are not eligible for federal student aid as a result of their citizenship status. Applicants must be immigrant students and who reside in the United States who have achieved Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. This scholarship will be administered by College Now Greater Cleveland. Ten (10) northeast Ohio students will receive one-year scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Selected winners who maintain a 2.0 GPA, full-time status and participate in the College Now mentoring program will be eligible for a scholarship renewal for up to two additional years through 2018-2019.
Eligible Students: Applicants must be in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and either be a high school senior or a current undergraduate student. Applicants must be pursuing or planning to pursue a two-year or four-year degree at either a public or private not-for-profit college or university and, upon enrollment, maintain full-time status. High school seniors must be attending a high school served by College Now and must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Current college undergraduates must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and provide copies of their most recent transcripts. They also must attend a counseling session with an advisor at the College Now Resource Center located in the Tower City Mall prior to selection.
How to Apply:
Complete and submit the on-line scholarship application found at:
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/27635-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland
Write a 300-500 word essay stating why you feel you should receive the Margaret Wong Scholarship.
In addition to your application you will need to submit to College Now:
* Official or unofficial academic transcripts or grade reports; high school seniors must also submit ACT and/or SAT test scores
* Two (2) recommendation letters
* Confirmation of your enrollment in the DACA program
* Any other materials College Now may require
Contact Scholarship and Financial Aid Specialist, Elton Lytle, with questions at 216.635.0166.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2016
College Now Greater Cleveland 50 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113
216. 635. 0166 www.collegenowgc.org
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(Cleveland, Ohio – July 8, 2016) Margaret Wong, the internationally known immigration attorney whobuilt her reputation on winning clients’ immigration cases, thinks America is great today – and gettingbetter all the time. “Foreign born Americans, as well as Americans born here, make America great.” Margaret Wong further believes a student’s legal residency status has no bearing on whether they’reprepared for the rigors of college. “They’re really bright. Some of them genius. They work so hard.” So she’s created a scholarship specifically for exceptionally talented young people who may lack legal
“These students can’t wait for immigration reform,” Margaret Wong said. “They need higher education now, so they can help make America great.” Partnering with Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC),the Margaret Wong Scholarship, at College Now Greater Cleveland, assists students who are not eligible for federal student aid as a result of their citizenship status. Applicants must be immigrant students who reside in the United States, and who may have achieved Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
The 2016 scholarship application deadline is July 31, 2016. So go online to www.CollegeNowGC.org,click on “Find Scholarships,” scroll down and click on the “2016/2017 Margaret Wong Scholarship,”read through the scholarship, and if it applies to you, click on “Apply Now.”
“I’m so pleased I’m able to fund a scholarship,” Margaret Wong said. “I came to America for my education, and got full scholarships at college and law school, so it’s only right that I return the favor.”
Margaret Wong has created scholarships at her law school alma mater, SUNY Buffalo Law, and at Cuyahoga Community College, in Cleveland, Ohio. The College Now college scholarship is Margaret Wong’s first specifically for foreign born students.
Foreign born students: please apply now!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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