The Ascend Educational Fund (AEF) awards scholarships worth up to $20,000 of each year to immigrant students and children of immigrants graduating from New York City Schools. Applicants must be born outside of the United States or have two parents born outside of the United States, be a graduating high school senior from one of the five high schools in New York City, and enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university. This program is a two-part process involving an application by the student and recommendation letters submitted by any adult who is familiar with the student’s community service and leadership activities, such as a teacher, counselor, supervisor at work or a community leader. Each year, the application opens in November and closes in February.
Eligible Grade Levels: High School Senior
Eligible Majors: All majors
Residency Requirement: New York
Minimum GPA: No GPA requirement
Deadline: Application opens in November 2024.
Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.