AEF Scholarship

Ascend Educational Fund awards scholarships to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Eligibility:-Must be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside the United States-Must be a graduating senior at a high school in the boroughs of New York City -Must enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college/university in the upcoming academic yearFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $20,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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