Scholarship for low-income immigrant Bay Area high school and college students-Due March 5

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Hi there,

Thank you for your support of Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) and Bay Area immigrant students.  We are now accepting applications for our 2010 New American Scholars Program!  E4FC’s New American Scholars Program provides financial awards and support services to low-income immigrant college students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We accept applicants regardless of citizenship or residency status.  Please share this information and application with all deserving Bay Area immigrant students. We strongly encourage them to apply!
Please note the following changes this year:
– We have expanded our applicant pool to include students who attend college in the San Francisco Bay Area, in addition to those who live and went to high school in the area.
– Applicants are now required to complete a Preliminary Online Application as well as the Paper Application.
– All application materials must be received by Friday, March 5th.
Application Process
The application deadline is Friday, March 5th. Applicants are now required to complete and submit both a Preliminary Online Application and a Paper Application, which includes essays, transcripts, and recommendations. To download the application and for additional information, please visit: http://e4fc.org/scholarsprogram.html.

Profile of 2009 Scholars
In 2009, we received 130 applications and awarded 9 scholarships. In selecting recipients, we considered students’ academic performance, financial need, commitment to earning a college degree, and personal character.  Last year, our scholars had an average family income of $26,000. For college recipients, the average cumulative college GPA was 3.23.  For high school recipients, the average weighted GPA was 4.05.
For additional information, visit: http://e4fc.org/scholarsprogram.html. Please let me know if you have questions.
Warmly,
Carrie Evans
Director of Scholars Program
Educators for Fair Consideration

carrie@e4fc.org

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