2017 Application

AEF will provide two-year or four-year college scholarships to promising immigrant students in New York City, who were either born outside the US or have two parents born outside the U.S., in the range of $2,500-$20,000. We will begin accepting scholarship applications online on November 1, 2016, and the deadline is February 2, 2017.

Key Dates for the 2017 Application

  • Scholarship Application Opens: November 1, 2016
  • DEADLINE: February 2, 2017
  • Finalists selected for an interview will be notified by: May 7, 2017
  • Interviews: May 20-21, 2017, each finalist must attend in person for consideration and will participate in two 30 minute interviews.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Were born outside the United States or have two parents born parents born outside the United States
  • Will graduate from a high school in New York City
  • Will enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2017-2018
  • Demonstrate qualities traditionally valued by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community

Additional Information
Questions can be directed to scholarship@ascendfundny.org