Marvin Law Office Scholarship for DACA Students Haga clic aquí para ver la información en Español
For the fourth 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.
“"This past summer 2017, I proudly graduated with my associates from Grand Rapids Community College. I have been paying my college tuition out of pocket due to many reasons, but one of the big reasons is because I am a DACA student. During my years at GRCC I never thought I would transfer to a University because I just told myself it was too expensive and I wouldn't be able to afford it. Until one day, I just told myself why not!? Let me give it a shot and apply.
As time went by I thought I wasn't going to get accepted, but shortly after I got the great news! What motivated me, even more, to continue to pursue my career was when I received my first scholarship from Marvin Law Office. I felt like it was a sign from God to not stop! I can officially say I am a Laker student (Woohoo). This is why I want to give a big thank you to the Law Office of Lee Marvin for giving me that big push in my education with this scholarship. [...]"
-Monse Velazquez, Marvin Law Office Scholarship Winner
Who is Eligible?
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 May 18, 2018.
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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 Friday, 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 18, 2018
June 1, 2018
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