Marvin Law office scholarship winner 2019
Hello! My name is Liney Figueroa, and I am a sophomore at Alma College! I am a major in psychology and a minor in biology, with the career goals of studying medicine to be a pediatrician. I was born in Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México. Being born in México, means I am part of DACA, and being part of DACA has helped me in so many ways, especially when it comes to obtaining a higher education.
This past fall semester of 2019, I was blessed enough to receive the Marvin Law DACA scholarship. This scholarship has helped my parents and I, not have an additional financial burden of college expenses. This scholarship has helped me focus more on my classes and my education as a whole. Which I will forever be thankful for. Thank you to Marvin Law for constantly supporting DACA students!
Anyone who has been previously approved for DACA who are currently enrolled (full or part-time) in an accredited college or university in the current academic year in which the award is granted are eligible for this scholarship. Preference will be given to students in Grand Rapids, MI and surrounding communities. Recipients must show evidence of enrollment in school for the current or upcoming semester.
Current and former DACA beneficiaries are those who came to the United States as children and, after meeting several requirements, have been granted prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against them for a certain period of time and are eligible for work authorization.
To apply for this award, students must complete an application (printed or online), provide proof of enrollment and write a short essay. Applicants can make their submissions online or by mail. All documents must be submitted by Monday, April 6, 2020.
The essay should explain what growing up in the United States was like and how being an American is important to you. If submitting the application via mail, the essay must be written with a word processor and be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Please include your full name, email address and phone number on the front page of your work.