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Colombian Education Fund (ColEF) Scholarships in USA, 2015

Colombian Education Fund (CEF) is offering a total of five scholarships in the amount of 2000 dollars each will be available to graduating high school seniors or college sophomores currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

The bursaries are available for Colombian students and/or children of Colombian citizens who are New York State residents and wish to pursue or continue post-secondary education. Scholarship recipients will be expected to complete 200 hours of combined community service, internships or scholarship-related activities during the first year as scholars of the program.

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Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded in all disciplines.
Course Level: The studentships are available for graduating high school seniors or college sophomores currently enrolled in an undergraduate program to pursue or continue post-secondary education.
Scholarship Provider: Colombian Education Fund
The award can be taken at the USA

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including two-year nonprofit institution in the United States where credits can be earned towards an associate or a bachelors degree, including community and junior colleges. The scholarship may not be used at technical college, vocational programs and for-profit colleges.
  • Applicants are eligible for the following 2 types of Awards:
  • High School Senior: Current New York State residents; Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors, high school graduates or recipients of a GED diploma who are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; Hold a minimum 3.00 Grade Point Average or at 85% out of 100% at the end of their junior year of high school and be of Colombian origin or Colombian descent.
  • College Sophomore: Current New York State residents; Current matriculated sophomores attending an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; Hold a minimum 3.00 Grade Point Average or at 85% out of 100% at the end of their freshman year of college and be of Colombian origin or Colombian descent.
  • A minimum college G.P.A. of 3.0 or High School average of 85 is expected of all applicants. However, if your G.P.A. is under 3.0 or average is under an 85 and you feel that it is a misrepresentation of you and the quality of student you are, please continue to submit your application, in addition to a letter that that explains the factors that contributed to your current G.P.A./average.

Open for International Students: Colombian-Education-FundColombian students (Colombian origin) who are New York State residents can apply for these endowments.

The number of award(s): A total of five (5) financial aid positions will be awarded.

Duration of award(s): award is awarded for one year from October 2015-October 2016. Scholarship recipients will be expected to complete 200 hours of combined community service, internships or scholarship-related activities during the first year as scholars of the program. Recipients will be assigned a mentor which they will need to contact once a month during their scholarship period.

What does it cover? Scholarships in the amount of 2000 dollars each will be available to graduating high school seniors or college sophomores currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. Scholarship funds may be applied to tuition, fees, books, room and board, and other educational expenses.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

  • To be considered make sure to submit:
  • Application form, an official transcript to be mailed to Colombian Education Fund; a statement of financial need (1 page or 300 words) that describes: your financial situation and that of your family, eligibility for financial aid or scholarships, employment, health and other issues.
  • A personal statement (1 page or 300 words) that explains what makes you the perfect candidate. Additionally,  include what your involvement with the immigrant community has been or how do you plan to give back to the Colombian community when you accomplish your professional goals, your commitment to community advancement, any obstacles you have faced in your educational career and what this application would mean to you and One letter of recommendation to be emailed as an attachment to info-at-colombianeducationfund.org with applicants name in the subject line Letter stating commitment to match award value from an outside organization/person (optional).

Application Deadline: Closed

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