Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers Scholarship 2017

 

The Los Angeles Immigration lawyers at the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. work exclusively as Immigration Attorneys and we understand the journey doesn’t end once we finish working with you.  We are pleased to announce our 2017 “Los Angeles Immigration Attorney Scholarship”.  We understand that immigrants to the United States face hurdles unlike many native born citizens, and sometimes these hurdles seem too difficult to overcome.  We hope that by offering this scholarship to foreign born students, and children of foreign born students (with or without lawful status) we can help ease the burden of paying for post-high school education.

We want to foster leaders in the immigrant community by helping to provide access to post-high school education to enable students in this community to transition into the leaders of tomorrow.  We are particularly encouraging applicants from students without traditional sources of financial assistance including, undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients, and students currently in the green card application process.  We will be giving out the $1,000 Scholarship by the end of 2017 after our review of scholarship applications is complete.

Eligibility

  • Submitting a completed application using the form below
  • Be included in one of the following categories: 1. Foreign born student who now resides in the US or 2. US born student whose parents originated from another country.
  • Proof of Enrollment or future enrollment in Post-High School education (trade school, graduate school, etc).

Selection Criteria

We will be selecting a winner based off of the following factors:

  1. Follows directions provided
  2. Essay quality
  3. Transcript from last institute of education
  4. Resume

Deadline:

All applications must be submitted by September 30th, 2017.

Choose one of the following topics:

  1. Walking through woods happen upon a fairy stuck in a trap who tells you she’ll grant you three wishes if you free her. You’re excited because you want to wish for world peace, unlimited ice cream sundaes, and no more mean people in the world.  You reach down and free the faire from the trap – surprise – the fairy was actually a wicked witch and you’ve now been transformed into Donald J. Trump for the next 6 hours.  Despite your new hairdo you’re excited to see sitting in front of you a blank executive order entitled “Immigration Reform”.  You have carte blanche (and 450 words) to write the next piece of immigration legislation.  Get to work!
  2. A 450 word essay on overcoming obstacles in the immigrant community.

Essays must be 12 point, Arial font, single spaced with proper grammar and paragraphs.  Essay must not contain errors and should be spell checked.  The winning essay will be published on our law firm blog.  All applicants must allow your essay to be published on on our website and the winner must supply a photo to display with the winning essay. Information submitted for obtaining the scholarship must be honest and accurate.  The scholarship winner will be selected and notified by October 1, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:  I can’t get access to my transcript can I still apply?

Answer:  Yes – submit proof of grades anyway you can.  Often students will take a picture of their grades on their computer.

Question:  When will I be contacted?

Answer:  We’ll send you an email when your application has been received and if you’re the selected winner.  We’ll be publishing the the winner essay on our website.

Question:  What if I have another question – can I contact the firm?

Answer:  Due to the number of applicants we can’t now answer any further questions and if you contact the law firm your application will be automatically disqualified.

Automatic Disqualification:

  • Contacting the law firm with questions
  • Plagiarizing your essay
  • Essays with 451 words or more

Please use the forms below to submit all information needed.  Good luck!

  • Personal Information

  • Essay Field

  • Submit your essay here.
  • Documents

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