Marvin Law Office Scholarship for DACA Students Haga clic aquí para ver la información en Español
For the third consecutive year, our office continues to assist young immigrants in the pursuit of advanced education through the Marvin Law Office Scholarship. This scholarship will award $500 to an approved Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
“I started off my 2015 fall semester at Grand Rapids Community College with a bang due to all the love and support I received from Lee Marvin and my family. I was honored to have received the 2015 Marvin Law Office DACA Scholarship.
When I wrote my essay it was the first time I had opened up and explained my life to anyone outside my family. Even though [Lee] Marvin only met me once, I felt like he understood my situation perfectly and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity the Law Office of Lee Marvin presented to me [...].”
-Sebastian Aguilar, Marvin Law Office Scholarship Winner
Who is Eligible?
Beneficiaries of 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.
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 May 19, 2017.
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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.
The winner of the scholarship will be announced on Thursday, June 1st on our Facebook page.
The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to the recipient in the pursuit of an undergraduate degree. As such, the money will be paid in the student’s name directly to the educational institution.
Deadline to Submit Application!
May 19, 2017
June 1, 2017
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