Immigrants have been a vital part of the United States since the country's inception.
People immigrate to the United States for a variety of reasons, including the search for economic opportunity, novel experiences, escape from unsafe conditions, and more.
And while many immigrants have unlocked opportunities and built better lives in the United States, this process often comes with a cost. Immigrants have to navigate anti-immigration policies, unequal access to opportunity, and cultural hostility and resentment. Collectively, this can take a big mental toll.
The Mahlagha Jaberi Mental Health Awareness for Immigrants Scholarship exists to support more awareness about the mental health of immigrants in the United States. The scholarship will support one immigrant who has faced or is currently facing challenges with mental health.
All first or second-generation immigrants in any field of study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. To apply, you will have the opportunity to write about your experience as an immigrant, challenges with mental health, and what you hope to achieve in the future.
Tell us about your experience as an immigrant, any mental health challenges you've faced, and what you hope to achieve in the future.
The application deadline is Jun 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 15, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 15, 2021. 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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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.