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Jesus Baez-Santos Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Sep 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 1, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
First-generation college student
New York
Education Level:
High school senior or freshman undergraduate

Jesus Baez-Santos was a blessing through all walks of life who passed away too soon, remaining in the hearts of his loved ones.

Jesus demonstrated incredible selflessness towards his friends and family. He always did everything he could to lend a hand to everyone around him and was the goofiest person in the universe, with a contagious laugh that brightened any room he entered. Jesus was raised by immigrant parents and worked towards buying his family their first house.

This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Jesus-Baez-Santos by supporting students who have faced obstacles when pursuing higher education.

Any BIPOC high school senior or freshman undergraduate in New York who will be a first-generation college student may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but applicants from New York City and those who are undocumented or DACA recipients are preferred.

To apply, tell us about a moment you had with someone important to you, why they’re so significant in your life, how they have affected you, and what your experience as a first-generation student has been like.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published March 15, 2024
Essay Topic

Please share a moment you had with someone important to you. Why do they hold a significant place in your life? How have they impacted you? Please also share your experiences of being a first-generation student.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 1, 2024.