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. Deadlines subject to change.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. Deadline February 1st http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/kazmierczak.htmMargaret 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. Deadline April 1st www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/nys.htmThe 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. Deadline April 1st www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/mattera.htmJuanita 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. Deadline April 1st www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/crippen.htmAurello “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. Deadline May 15th www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/jazo.htmBerrien 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. Deadline June 1st and November 1st www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/thorn.htmMigrant 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. Deadline July 1stAssociation 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.
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. www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.htmlGENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS