Empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals
SCHOLARS PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND ELIGIBILITY
E4FC's New American Scholars Program provides financial awards to low-income undocumented college and graduate students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $7,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact; they are also expected to maintain a minimum GPA (2.8 for college students and 3.0 for graduate students), and participate in ongoing E4FC programming, events, and activities throughout the year.
Do not have a visa, permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
Current or intended enrollment in an accredited college or graduate program for 2016-2017
Minimum GPA requirement:
For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
For college/graduate students: 3.0 cumulative college GPA
Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement
San Francisco Bay Area residency requirements:
You must fulfill at least one of the following:
previous or intended graduation from a San Francisco Bay Area high school, or
current or expected enrollment in a San Francisco Bay Area college or university
We define the San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.
ELIGIBILITY PRIORITIES: In response to the additional challenges faced by certain undocumented students, we are prioritizing applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria (in addition to the eligibility requirements above):
Not eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) .