Do I have to be a New York City resident to apply?
Do I have to be in high school to qualify?
I am attending a community college after I graduate, can I apply?
I did not take the SAT or ACT, can I still apply?
What is Ascend Educational Fund’s College Board code?
I was born in the United States, and only one of my parents is an immigrant. Can I apply for the Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship?
I was born in Puerto Rico, or both my parents were born in Puerto Rico. Can I apply for the Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship?
I am not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. I do not have a Social Security number. Can I apply for Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship?
How will finalists be judged?
Scholarship recipients are selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community including hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community.
Is Ascend affiliated with any political party?
Who do I contact if my permanent address on the application has changed since I submitted my application?
Will notification letters be sent to all applicants whether selected or not?
What is the Ascend Application Process?
The application process for the Ascend scholarship is a two-part effort: 1) a student application is completed and submitted by the student and 2) recommendation letters must submitted by any adult who is familiar with the student’s community service and leadership activities, such as a teacher, counselor, supervisor at work or a community leader.
Who qualifies as a Recommender?
Can community organization representatives serve as a Recommender?
How is are Scholarship recipients selected?
Eligible individuals who have submitted complete application packages by the deadline will be considered for the Ascend scholarship. Competition for the scholarship award is expected to be substantial. Therefore, Recommenders should make every effort to provide a complete picture of each Nominee’s qualifications. The Ascend Scholarship selection process requires independent readers to assess nominees based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community including hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community.
How is a Ascend award determined?
Individuals selected as Ascend Scholarship will receive funds in an amount to be determined by Ascend based on financial need. The award will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for the academic year as well as the availability of grants and other scholarships reported on the submitted financial aid award letter. The scholarship, for the undergraduate award, may be renewed annually based on satisfactory academic progress, full-time status, and the timely submission of required documents.