The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C., an immigration law firm based in Los Angeles, California, is pleased to announce that we are again offering a scholarship to one deserving student with a strong personal connection to the immigrant community. Our legal team understands that immigrants to the United States face a number of hurdles that can, at times, seem insurmountable. For children of those immigrants and for foreign-born students currently residing in the United States, with or without lawful status, we are pleased to offer financial assistance in the form of a scholarship.
Our hope is that not only can we help a deserving student attain a post-high school education, but also that we can recognize an outstanding young person who has overcome challenges in life that others have not had to face. Application without access to traditional sources of financial aid, including DACA recipients, undocumented immigrants, and students currently undergoing the green card application process, are especially encouraged to apply. Our $1,000 scholarship award will be given out for the 2016-2017 school year.
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
All applicants hoping to be awarded the $1,000 scholarship award must meet the criteria listed below.
- Submit a completed application
- Be either a U.S.-born student whose parents are both from another country, or a foreign-born student who immigrated to the United States
- Currently enrolled in post-high school institution or graduate school
- Submit an original 450-word essay detailing why you or your parents immigrated to the United States and the challenges you or your family have had to overcome as a result
All essays should be typed in 12-point, legible font. Essays should be written in English, and should be spell-checked for errors. The winning applicant’s essay will appear on our Immigration Law Blog. Additionally, all information submitted for the purpose of obtaining a scholarship should be accurate and honest. The selection of a candidate will be based on quality of writing, as well as the applicant’s ability to follow instructions and present a compelling story that details why the applicant is deserving of the scholarship award. Before the scholarship is given, proof of acceptance into a higher education institution is required.
How to Apply
Scholarship applications can be filled out and submitted online. In addition to the application and essay, applicants should submit a copy of their transcripts from high school, undergraduate, or graduate school transcripts. The transcripts may be official or unofficial. We strongly prefer to see your transcripts. But if you are unable to submit transcripts, we will consider any other persuasive documentation that demonstrates your academic achievements.
All applications must be filled out and completed by September 30, 2016. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
All applications MUST be submitted electronically through this webpage. We will disregard any application sent by postal delivery mail service to our office address.
The winner of the $1,000 Immigration Scholarship will be announced in October 2016.
If you have questions about how to apply or the application requirements, send an inquiry (please do not call us) to the attorneys at the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. today through our website.
We look forward to receiving your application.