Financial Aid and Scholarship Information:

There are many resources available to help students finance a college education.  One of the largest misconceptions about obtaining a university education is that it is simply too expensive for many to afford.  Below, we have gathered some financial assistance resources and some links to Migrant –Specific Scholarships.

 

[FEDERAL STUDENT AID]

 

FAFSA:

This is the website where one completes The Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Once you have completed the application, you can check the status of your application, make corrections to a processed FAFSA and get other information.

 
 

FAFSA-4-Caster:

FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.  In addition, FAFSA4caster will increase your knowledge of the financial aid process and provide information about other sources of aid.

 
 
The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) Programs:

 This website provides information on the largest source of student aid in America. These programs provide more than $80 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Learn more about and how to apply for this aid.

www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov

 
 

[MIGRANT SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS]

 

The following is a list of scholarships designed specifically to assist migrant students as they pursue their higher education goals and aspirations.  Please read the descriptions carefully to see which apply to you.    

 
 

The Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children:

The purpose of the Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children is to assist financially those migrant youth who have the potential and the desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals.  Eligible applicants must be entering or enrolled in college or other types of post-secondary programs, high school dropouts, or potential dropouts.  The Scholarship fund gives migrant youth across the country a chance to make choices regarding their careers and future through grants ranging from $150-$500.

 
 

Frank Kasmierczak Memorial Scholarship:

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a living tribute to Frank Kazmierczak, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant student who wishes to pursue a career in teaching.

 
 

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers:

Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture.

 
 

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship:

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college.  This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance.  This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt. 

 
 

Margaret Raley New York State Migrant Student Scholarship:

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the educational achievement of migrant farmworker students with a history of migration to and/or within New York State. This award of $500 will be offered annually to an individual student or the amount will be divided among two or more students. The award is supported through resources from the Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children.

 
 

Robert Apicella Migrant Scholarship for Public Service:

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a migrant farmworker senior high school student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community with a $500 scholarship.

 
 
Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship:

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a migrant farmworker student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance. 

 
 
Aurello “Larry” Jazo Memorial Scholarship:

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Aurelio “Larry” Jazo, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $500 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who as a recent migration to Illinois.

 
 

Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship:

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a senior high school student from a migrant farmworker family in Franklin, St. Lawrence, or Clinton Counties in New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community with a $500.00 scholarship.

 
 

Association of Migrant Educators of Texas:

The AMET Scholarship program is designed to assist high school migrant students who have a history of migration and have the potential and desire to obtain a college degree.  Awards will be available in August, when student provides proof of enrollment or admittance to the college or trade school.

 

 

[GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION]

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:

This link provides information to The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  The HSF is a general college scholarship designed to assist students of Hispanic Heritage obtain a college degree.  Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

 
 

LULAC National Educational Service Centers:

Since 1973, LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) has committed itself to providing high quality educational opportunities to the Hispanic community.  Here you will find information on our educational programming, leadership training, and scholarships.  Please look around our PROGRAMS and EVENTS sections to find opportunities in your area.  Find the office nearest you under our CENTERS.

 
 

[FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS]

 

MALDEF: (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund)

These scholarships do not require a social security number, legal residency, or citizenship in order to apply.  Contact each scholarship provider for details about updated requirements and deadlines.

 

Estas becas no requieren ni seguro social, ni la residencia legal, ni la ciudadanía para que los estudiantes apliquen.  Ponte en contacto con el proveedor de cada beca para investigar los requisitos y plazos vigentes.  

 
 

College for Texans:

The “Paying for College” section of this website offers very helpful information on everything from the financial aid process to federal Tax Credits and Other Programs available to students and/or parents.

 

 

[RECURSOS EN ESPANOL:]

 

Yo Si Puedo:
Esto es la Iniciativa de la Casa Blanca en la Excelencia Educativa para Americanos hispanos. Encuentre información para sobresalir en la escuela en todos niveles del grado.

 

Education Planner:
Education Planner es el único sitio de planificación de su carrera y la universidad. Tenemos la información que usted necesita para investigar carreras, elegir una escuela pos secundaria, solicitar en línea, y encontrar modos de financiar su educación.
www.educationplanner.org
 
 
FAFSA En Español:
Aprenda todo acerca del FAFSA, la Aplicación Libre para la Ayuda Federal de Estudiante, generalmente el primer paso a buscar la ayuda financiera para la educación superior.