Scholarship for Undocumented Students in Los Angeles


Promoting College Access for Low Income and Immigrant Communities


Funding Your Future Scholarship

Application Deadline is: Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


All application materials must arrive by Tuesday, 6/30, mailed together in a large envelope to:

Scholarship Program

Futuros Educational Services

6721 Leland Way #24

Los Angeles, CA 90028

If you have questions, please contact Paz Oliverez at 310.923.0803 or by email at

Minimum Student Requirements (High School Students):

· Be an undocumented immigrant student

· Have at least a 2.5 grade point average

· Be attending a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

· Be available for future participation in Futuros College Access Mentoring Program (CAMP)

· Demonstrate financial need

Minimum Student Requirements (College Students):

· Be an undocumented immigrant student

· Have at least a 2.5 grade point average

· Be attending an accredited institution of higher education (i.e., CA Community College, CSU, UC, private college/university) located in southern California

· Be available for future participation in Futuros College Access Mentoring Program (CAMP)

· Demonstrate financial need

FINALISTS will also be required to participate in an in-person interview.

Scholarship for “Rising Through the Ranks” RAB Radio Training Academy, Dallas

From Radio Ink:


NEW YORK — April 27, 2009: The partnership of the RAB, BMI, and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group is now accepting applications for scholarships the second annual two-day “Rising Through the Ranks” training seminar at the RAB Radio Training Academy in Dallas.

The seminar will be held August 25-26 and will feature Erica Farber, the former publisher of Radio & Records and the winner of the RAB and MIW Group’s first annual Trailblazer Award. BMI will be providing 25 scholarships for the 2009 program, covering the cost of the training course.

“As we continue our efforts to create opportunities, educate and support the careers of women in radio, ‘Rising Through the Ranks’ and similar programs remain essential to the advancement of women in management roles,” said Heidi Raphael, VP of Corporate Communication for Greater Media and spokesperson for the MIW Radio Group.

Scholarship applications and registration for the seminar are available at


$10,000 Nordstrom Scholarship

From Teen Diaries Blog:

Nordstrom is committed to celebrating their communities and for them, supporting the development of our young people is a great place to start. They are pleased to offer the Nordstrom Scholarship to high school students in an effort to support and encourage the pursuit of higher education.

Deadline: June 1, 2009 (received by) Amount: $10,000 (five each to be issued) Requirements: Un-weighted GPA at least 2.7. made substantial contribution to the community, involved in school activities, financial need, personal statement, essay.

10 Low Income Areas in Michigan Become “Promise Zones” for Scholarships

From Battlecreek Enquirer:

Michigan picks ‘promise zones’ scholarship locations

The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan this weekend is announcing qualifying locations for a new program aimed at providing more college scholarships to high school graduates in 10 low-income areas of the state.

Designations have been awarded to Baldwin Community Schools, Battle Creek Public Schools, Benton Harbor Area Schools, the City of Detroit, the School District of the City of Hazel Park, Jackson Public Schools, the Lansing School District, the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, the School District of the City of Pontiac and the Saginaw School District.

A measure signed into law in January by Gov. Jennifer Granholm allowed the creation of 10 “promise zones,” and 14 communities submitted applications. The legislation was modeled somewhat after the Kalamazoo Promise, which guarantees free college tuition to graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools.

“Communities need this powerful new tool to take charge of their economic futures,” Granholm said in a statement. An official announcement was planned for Sunday.

Communities, relying heavily on private funding, must prove they have enough cash to run their college scholarship programs for two years before they could get matching funds from the state. At a minimum, the programs must provide students living within the “promise zone” tuition for two years at a community college.

State Rep. Tim Melton, a Democrat from Auburn Hills, and state Sen. Gerald Van Woerkom, a Republican from Norton Shores representing the Muskegon area, spearheaded efforts to pass the law in the state Legislature.

“This initiative is one of the most creative ways to give children in these areas of higher than normal poverty a new lease on life,” Melton said in a statement.

Central NY Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

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The Central New York Community Foundation will award two $2,400 college scholarships to Onondaga County seniors planning to study engineering, manufacturing, science or education next year.

Students have until May 15 to apply for the Frederick K. Killian Memorial Scholarship. One male student and one female student will be selected based on academic performance, commitment to their chosen field and volunteer work.

Download the application and informational flyer, or call Stephanie Parzych at 422-9538 ext. 232. 


Time to Write Competition

The City of Los Angeles and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Planning Committee Invite you to participate in this year’s “Time to Write” Creative Writing Competition
2009 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage 

Guidelines for Entry:
• No Purchase Necessary to Enter this Contest
• Competition is open to ALL Los Angeles County public and private school students in grades 6-12
• Creative writing must be an original work and not previously published
• Entry can be a poem, a song, a narrative, an imagined story, essay, etc.
• Must NOT exceed one page
• Entry must be TYPED 􀁹 Handwritten entries will NOT be accepted
• Entries will be judged by representatives of the City of Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable, The Walt Disney Company and other members of the Asian- and Pacific Islander-American Heritage Month Planning Committee. The judges will base their decisions on originality in interpreting the figure or movement chosen; creativity; clarity of the writing; and knowledge of Asian-/Pacific Islander-American History

Only one entry per person (Previous Heritage Creative Writing winners in calendar year 2008 are ineligible for 1st Place)

Each entry must have the following information: Submit essay(s) to:
1. Title of entry Department of Cultural Affairs
2. Student’s full name & visible grade level Attn: Youth Arts and Education
3. Student’s home mailing address 201 N. Figueroa St., Suite 1400
4. Student’s home phone or cell phone Los Angeles, CA 90012
5. School’s name & address email:
6. Teacher’s full name, telephone number & e -mail Deadline: Entries MUST arrive in our office by 9:00 am on Monday, May 11, 2009 (This is NOT a postmark date)

Emailed entries as an attached word document are encouraged. Submit to

Prizes: All winners will receive tickets to Disneyland 1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place

Division I: 6th-8th Dell Laptop Computer 6 mos Free Road Runner Cable Pkg 3 mos Free Road Runner Cable Pkg

Division II: 9th-10th Dell Laptop Computer 6 mos Free Road Runner Cable Pkg 3 mos Free Road Runner Cable Pkg

Division III: 11th-12th Dell Laptop Computer 6 mos Free Road Runner Cable Pkg 3 mos Free Road Runner Cable Pkg

Winners will be notified by phone the week of May 11, 2009. Further details of the awards ceremony will be provided at this time. The winning student along with their class will be invited to attend an awards ceremony to be held the week of May 18th. All entries become the property of the City of Los Angeles. The City has the right to reproduce or publish the materials in any medium for current or future use in educational materials and programs. Selection of winning entries by the judging panel is final.

Participants may be required to provide proof of parental consent in form and substance suitable to Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, in order to be confirmed as a prize winner. The Contest is solely sponsored by the City of Los Angeles. All questions and concerns related to the Contest should be directed towards the City of Los Angeles. The Sponsor has the right to disqualify an entry for any reason. Road Runner prize will only
be awarded to the parent or legal guardian of the winner, and such parent or legal guardian must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to accept the prize. To qualify for a Road Runner prize, the parent or legal guardian of the winner must qualify for a “standard installation” as defined by the franchise agreement granted by Los Angeles, CA and must sign a standard subscription agreement.”

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE COMPETITION PLEASE CALL (213) 202-5565 or Email: Purpose: To celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage and promote greater access to the arts in Los Angeles Theme: Spirit, Dreams, and Hope Flows to the Future

To participate in the Creative Writing Competition, it is required that you choose one of the following movements from Asian or Pacific Islander American history and connect how the movement has inspired you or how it has affected you personally. Below are examples of the events or people that have helped shape these movements:

• Asian-/Pacific Islander-American contributions to Early American Infrastructure: Maya Lin; Transcontinental Railroad
• The role Asian-/Pacific Islander-Americans have played in the U.S. Military: 100th Infantry Battalion; Maya Lin
• Japanese American Internment Camps
• The Civil Rights Movement and the Voting Rights Act: Philip Veracruz, AWOC, and UFW; Grace Lee Boggs; Yuri Kochiyama;
U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark
• The Long Fight for Equal Education in America: 1968 Asian Student Strike at San Francisco State University; 1885 Tape v. Hurley
• Asian-/Pacific Islander-American Influence on Music and the Arts: Sessue Hayakawa; Anna May Wong; James B. Leong
• The Role of Asian-/Pacific Islander-American Community-Based Organizations Past, Present, and Future
• The Road to Public Service: Joseph Cao; John Chiang; Patsy Mink; Saqib Ali;