Haiti, whose population is almost entirely descended from African slaves, won independence from France in 1804. Over the centuries, however, economic, political, and social difficulties as well as a number of natural disasters have beset Haiti with chronic poverty and other serious problems.
Although Haitian immigrants account for less than 2 percent of the U.S. foreign-born population, the U.S. has the largest Haitian migrant population in the world Additionally, the numbers of Haitian immigrants increased by 17 percent from 2010 to 2018. For Haitian college students, it can be difficult to fund their education, so it is crucial that they get the support they need.
To help Haitian students, we created this scholarship to give $2,500 to one student each year who has migrated from Haiti or whose parents have migrated from Haiti pursuing a degree and shows Christlike qualities in their community.
To apply, you must be a high school or undergraduate Haitian student with a 3.0 GPA or higher and who identifies as Christian.
Please tell us about your experience (or your parent's experience) living in Haiti, and why pursuing a college education is important to you. Additionally, please tell us how you show love and give back to your community.
The application deadline is May 19, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 18, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 18, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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