Opportunities for Undocumented High School students

Opportunities for Undocumented High School Students

Columbus, OH

Columbus State Community College

http://www.cscc.edu/admissions/daca/attending.shtml

We welcome all students to apply to Columbus State. If you are undocumented and have not received DACA, unfortunately, you are not eligible for in-state tuition or financial assistance. Tuition fees for undocumented students are calculated at the international student fee rate. Submit an online application at http://www.cscc.edu/admissions/apply.shtml.

Please note that you will need to complete your COMPASS placement testing before your Residency Application can be processed.

Otterbein University

In the past Otterbein has given grants -- need-based financial aid that does not have to be paid back-- to undocumented students. The calculation has been done on a case by case basis since there has not been a large amount of these students in any given year.

Contact: Robyn Bowers

              Assistant Director of Admission

              614-823-1538

Merit-Based Scholarships

Below is a list of merit-based scholarships available at the following universities upon application. Note: This does not include need-based scholarships or other financial aid that is provided through the federal government.

Capital University

http://www.capital.edu/academic-scholarships/

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$6,000 - $13,000

Award based on academic performance and standardized test scores. This tuition-based award is renewable if  you are enrolled as a full-time student and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Music students are not eligible for this award. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

CAPITAL GRANT
$500 - $19,300 

Award based on academic performance, standardized test scores, student profile and housing status. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time traditional undergraduate student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and you maintain your enrollment, intended academic plan and housing status. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree. This award may be reevaluated for possible adjustment or replaced with a Capital endowed scholarship. 

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
$1,500 - $16,500

Awarded to traditional undergraduate full-time Conservatory of Music majors on the basis of academic record and musical performance with the primary instrument. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and you stay within your intended academic plan. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

MUSIC GRANT
$500 - $1,000

Grant available to traditional undergraduate full-time Conservatory of Music majors who display an exceptional level of performance with the primary instrument. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and you stay within your intended academic plan. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

COLLEGIATE FELLOWSHIP
Full-tuition

Competitive scholarship (by invitation only) awarded to selected high school seniors with at least a 28 ACT composite or a 1250 SAT math/verbal total (not including the writing portions of either test). Apply to Capital by Dec. 1 of your senior year to be invited. This full-tuition award is based on an on-campus essay and group conversation interview. This tuition-based award is renewable if  you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher and live in the residence halls. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

BROCKMAN FELLOWSHIP
Full-tuition 

Competitive scholarship (by invitation only) awarded to selected high school seniors majoring in math or computer science with at least a 28 ACT composite or a 1250 SAT math/verbal total (not including the writing portions of either test). Apply to Capital by Dec. 1 of your senior year to be invited. This full-tuition award is based on an on-campus essay and group conversation interview at the Collegiate Fellowship competition. This tuition-based award is renewable if  you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 3.00 or higher and live in the residence halls. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

CAPITAL SCHOLARS AWARD
Full-tuition 

Competitive scholarship (by invitation only) awarded to selected high school senior multicultural students with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and at least a 21 ACT composite or a 980 SAT math/verbal total (not including the writing portions of either test). Apply to Capital by Dec. 1 of your senior year to be invited. This full-tuition award is based on an on-campus essay and group conversation interview. This tuition-based award is renewable if  you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.50 or higher and live in the residence halls. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

BATTELLE SCHOLARSHIP
Room and Board

Competitive scholarship stipend (by invitation only) awarded to selected high school seniors from Franklin or contiguous counties in Ohio with at least a 3.4 GPA and at least a 24 ACT composite or a 1090 SAT verbal/math total (not including the writing portion of either test). Awards are based upon standard occupancy rates and made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

REV. RUFUS TARRANT GRANT
$2,000

Grant awarded to multicultural students who identify themselves on the admission application. This tuition-based award may be renewed if you are enrolled as a full-time student, and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

ALUMNI AWARD
$1,000

Award given to students who identify a relative who graduated from Capital on the admission application. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

DISCOVER CAPITAL GRANT
$1,000

Award given to students who indicate they live outside of Ohio on the admission application. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student, your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher and your permanent address is outside of Ohio. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

LUTHERAN HERITAGE GRANT
$1,000

Awarded to entering traditional undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree who are members of Lutheran congregations who identify themselves on the admission application. This tuition-based award is renewable if you are enrolled as a full-time student and your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. Awards are made for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years).

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Matching funds up to $500

Awards are made to full-time traditional undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree who are members of participating Lutheran congregations. Capital University matches funds contributed by the congregations up to the annual maximum of $500. You must contact your pastor each year to identify your congregation’s level of participation. This award is not applied to a student’s account until the congregation's donation is received. Awards are matched for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years).

SIBLING DISCOUNT
$750

Discount awarded to each traditional undergraduate dependent full-time student whose brother or sister is also a full-time traditional undergraduate at Capital. The amount shown on the award will be credited to your student account by the Finance Office on a semester-by-semester basis. This tuition-based award is renewable if your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or higher. It is available for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters (four years) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.

CHILDREN OF PASTORS
Half-tuition

Awarded to entering traditional undergraduate dependent students seeking their first undergraduate degree whose custodial parent is an active, registered Lutheran clergy person. This award is equal to half the price of tuition and is renewable for eight fall and spring semesters (four years) for as long as you remain full time and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and your parent remains an active, rostered Lutheran clergy person.

ROTC
Full-tuition with room and board

Capital students can earn many different types and levels of ROTC scholarships. All are based on merit, leadership potential and physical aptitude. You can apply as a senior in high school or as a freshman or sophomore in college. Awards are based upon standard occupancy rates. Learn more on the Capital University ROTC website.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Room and board awards

Capital University will award the following to National Merit Scholarship students who attend Capital full-time and live on campus. Both awards are based upon standard occupancy rates. Contact the admission office at 614-236-6101 for details.

·         Finalist - Full room and board award

·         Semi-Finalist - Half room and board

 

There are other scholarships provided by individual donors that are also awarded upon application.

Contact Capital's Admission Office directly by e-mail at admission@capital.edu and by phone 866-544-6175 and (614) 236-6101.

Columbus State Community College

http://www.cscc.edu/services/financial-aid/scholarships.shtml

Class of 2014 (SUCCESS, TechPrep & Partnership)

Columbus State Community College (CSCC) offers scholarship programs to high school seniors: Tech Prep, Partnership and SUCCESS Scholarships. These programs are designed to provide merit-based financial aid to students who begin their enrollment Autumn semester and continue enrollment through Spring semester. Recipients are selected as a result of a competitive process including a review of high school grades, extracurricular activities and personal statements.

The Tech Prep and Partnership scholarships may be renewed for a second year. Renewal is based upon funding availability and academic performance during the student's first year at CSCC.

Future Scientists of Ohio

The Future Scientist of Ohio Scholars Program provides $1,000 in scholarships over two years for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) fields.

DeVry University

http://www.devry.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/devry-scholarships.html

Herman DeVry Scholarship

This merit award provides tuition assistance to new students beginning an undergraduate degree at DeVry University.

Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

ACT composite score of 22 or higher

SAT combined math and critical reading score of 950 or higher

GED

Deadline: Recipients have one year from high school graduation or GED completion to apply and start at any DeVry University location.

Award amount: $2,225 per semester (valued up to $20,000)

Offered: United States and Canada, onsite or online

Continued eligibility:

Must maintain a 2.5 CGPA

Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester

 

Mount Carmel College

 

http://www.mccn.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships

Achievement Awards

Name

Amount

Selection Criteria

How to Apply

Presidential Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to incoming first-year freshman students; $3,000 Fr. & So. year; $4,000 Jr. & Sr. year

Recipient(s) must have minimum of 25 ACT score, 3.5 cumulative H.S. GPA (on 4.0 scale)

No application necessary; must maintain 3.4 GPA and full-time status each year to be renewable.

College Scholars Program

Scholarships awarded to incoming first-year freshman students; $2,000 Fr. & So. year; $3,000 Jr. & Sr. year

Recipient(s) must have minimum of 23 ACT score; 3.4 cumulative H.S. GPA (on 4.0 scale)

No application necessary; must maintain 3.2 GPA and full-time status each year to be renewable.

Eleanor Wilson Recruitment Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to incoming first-year freshman; $1,200

Recipients must have a minimum 22 ACT score; 3.2 cumulative high school GPA (on 4.0 scale)

No application necessary

Eleanor Wilson Academic Scholarship

$1,000 Sophomore; $1,250 Junior; 
$1,500 Senior
Transfer students with a cumulative of 3.7 will receive this scholarship

Awarded to students who complete a full year of full-time study (each semester) and maintain a minimum of 3.7 cumulative GPA at end of each year

No application necessary

Mount Carmel Alumni Association

Awards vary

Awarded annually to senior students in the pre-licensure program and SDAP students. All applicants must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA or above.

Applications are available online.

Mother M. Constantine Scholarship

Up to three scholarships awarded to sophomore, junior and senior students in prelicensure prorgram @ $1,000 each

Must have completed a year of full-time enrollment, 3.0 or above cumulative GPA, and be actively involved in community service

Applications are available online.

Foundation of National Student Nurses Association

Various scholarships are available: general, career mobility, minority, and nursing specialty from a single application

Criteria listed in application

Application forms available from the websitewww.nsna.org; students should submit materials for the College for verification prior to Christmas break as the deadline for submission is mid-January.  There is a fee for application.

Army ROTC

Full tuition, variable monthly stipend and annual book allowance.

Available for Freshman and Transfer students. Be a U.S. citizen; between 17 and 26; GPA >= 2.50; meet physical fitness standards; agree to accept a commission and serve in the U.S. Army for 4 years active duty or 6 years Reserve or National Guard.

Contact Army ROTC at 614-292-6075

Please note: Additional scholarship opportunities are available after earning a MCCN GPA.

Ohio Dominican University

http://www.ohiodominican.edu/finaid/scholarships/

ODU Merit Scholarships are awarded to potential new students based on their high school GPA and ACT/SAT test scores, or college transcripts if the student is transferring. The ODU Merit Scholarship is contingent upon your application and acceptance to Ohio Dominican University. Completion of the FAFSA is not required to receive an ODU Merit scholarship, but you are strongly encouraged to do so, so that we can determine your eligibility for additional need-based financial aid. 

Scholarships range from $5,000 to $18,000 and are renewable each year provided the student meets the academic criteria stated at the time of the scholarship. 
- See more at:
http://www.ohiodominican.edu/finaid/scholarships/#sthash.tYaYNeid.dpuf

Bishop Frederick F. Campbell Diocesan Scholarship

Ohio Dominican University offers its Bishop Frederick F. Campbell Diocesan Scholarship to Catholic high school students. To qualify, students must:

• Attend one of the 11 Catholic high schools in the Columbus Diocese.

• Earn a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average.

• Meet ODU’s current undergraduate admission standards.

• Pursue full-time enrollment at ODU for the fall semester.

The scholarship is for incoming freshmen only and is renewable for up to four years, as long as students maintain their good academic standing. This allows students the possibility of earning up to $4,000 over four years on top of any additional merit and/or need-based financial aid.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Scholarship

Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a scholarship for Ohio Dominican undergraduate students pursuing a career in a medical field.

- See more at: http://www.ohiodominican.edu/finaid/scholarships/#sthash.tYaYNeid.dpuf

Ohio State University

·         Applying as an International Student:

Eligible for the International Undergraduate Scholarship


The Ohio State University is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. This scholarship is offered to qualified full-time, Columbus campus international freshmen (students who have not attended university since graduating from high school/secondary school) who plan on enrolling in Autumn Semester and are required to pay the nonresident tuition surcharge. 


Eligibility: This award is offered on a competitive basis to admitted Autumn term international freshmen with ACT composite scores of 29 or higher or combined SAT Critical Reading and Math scores of 1300 or higher.


Award: $4,000 ($16,000 four-year value); this award is renewable provided the recipient continues to pay the nonresident tuition surcharge, maintains a 2.5 or higher grade point average, and makes satisfactory academic progress. 


To be considered: Submit the application for admission and all supporting materials by the application deadline of February 1.

 

Note: Transfer students are not eligible for this award.

·         Applying as an in-state residents:

Eligible for In-state scholarships such as the Excellence Scholarship.

Ohio Wesleyan University

No additional application is necessary for any merit-based awards, but you will receive best consideration if you apply by November 30.

Otterbein University

http://www.otterbein.edu/public/FutureStudents/FinancialAidAndScholarships/Scholarships.aspx

·         $16,000 President’s Scholar Award

($64,000 4-YEAR VALUE)
Average student qualifications tend to be a 4.0 Weighted GPA, 28 ACT or 1260 SAT (Math and Critical Reading). Recipient must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

·         $14,000 Trustee Scholar Award

($56,000 4-YEAR VALUE)
Average student qualifications tend to be a 3.77 Weighted GPA, 25 ACT or 1150 SAT (Math and Critical Reading). Recipient must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

·         $12,000 Provost Scholarship

($48,000 4-YEAR VALUE)
Average student qualifications tend to be a 3.5 Weighted GPA, 24 ACT or 1110 SAT (Math and Critical Reading). Recipient must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

·         $11,000 Deans’ Scholar Award

($44,000 4-YEAR VALUE)
Average student qualifications tend to be a 3.2 Weighted GPA, 22 ACT or 1050 SAT (Math and Critical Reading). Recipient must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA.

·         $5,000 Alumni Scholar Award

($20,000 4-YEAR VALUE)
Average student qualifications tend to be a 3.0 Weighted GPA, 20 ACT or 1000 SAT (Math and Critical Reading). Recipient must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA.

·         $1,000-7,000 International Baccalaureate Scholarships

Awarded to recognize participation in the IB Programme. The amount is determined by level of achievement and on an individual basis.

·         Battelle Scholar Award (Half Tuition)

The Battelle Scholars Program endeavors to attract students who display unusual leadership ability and encourages these students to develop and keep their talents in Central Ohio.  The criteria for selection as a Battelle Scholar are leadership potential and intellectual promise. Financial need is not a consideration nor is the field of study.

Scholarships are available to students who are entering fall first-time freshmen. Applicants must attend high school in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway or Union counties. 

The award is for one-half tuition and is awarded for four years of study.  Recipients are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade point average in order to retain the scholarship. Finalists for this award will be invited to campus for an interview.

Potential applicants will be nominated by their admission counselors and sent the scholarship application shortly after the January 15 deadline. Guidance counselors may nominate potential applicants by this date forwarding their names to the Admission Office by mail or email.

·         $2,000 National Merit Finalist Awards

Offered to students that have been recognized through the National Merit Scholars selection process. The National Merit Award may be added to the President’s Scholar and Otterbein Scholar awards.

·         $500-5,000 Ammons-Thomas Awards

Offered to qualified students of color after acceptance to the College and an evaluation of a written essay. A limited number of Distinguished Ammons-Thomas Awards of up to one-half tuition also are available to outstanding students.

·         $500-4,000 Talent Awards

Offered to full-time students majoring in the departments of Music, Communication, Theatre, Art, or minoring in Dance. These awards are given on the basis of demonstrated talent as determined by audition, portfolio review, a written essay or interview. Music participation awards for non majors are also available.

·         $1,500 Community Service Awards

Given to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated commitment to community service and scholarship during high school. Recipients agree to coordinate a community service program while at Otterbein. See the Center for Community Engagement site for more information.

·         $1,000 Legacy Awards

Awarded to each accepted student whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) attended Otterbein.

·         $3,000-4,000 Bridge Scholar Awards

Awarded to students with an associate’s degree from any community college, who will transfer to Otterbein as a full-time student. Selection based on cumulative GPA.

·         $2,500 Otterbein Transfer Scholarship Awards

Awarded to traditional-age transfer students who have attempted at least 12 quarter or 8 semester hours of coursework and have earned a transferable GPA of 2.8 or higher. (Renewable during the regular academic year and based on full-time enrollment.)

·         Endowed Scholarships

Stemming from the generosity of alumni and friends of Otterbein University, all admitted students will be considered for our Endowed Scholarships based on their application for admission. Criteria for Endowed Scholarships vary by award, and may include academic program of interest, leadership, county of residence, financial need, church membership and other factors. Awards range from $750 to $5,000. For more information on endowed awards and eligibility, please contact the Office of Admission.

·         Cardinal Science Scholar Program

The Cardinal Science Scholar Program is committed to not only providing scholarships to students majoring in select science and math fields but also creating a strong community of scholars who are supported in their coursework, partake in cutting edge research, and broadly educated about careers in science and math. With funding from the National Science Foundation, we have provided scholarships to more than 35 students who have engaged in some remarkable experiences while at Otterbein University.

Learn more about the Cardinal Science Scholar Program.

·         Army ROTC - up to $31,424

Students accepted into the Army ROTC program  at Otterbein may receive up to $31,424 per academic year towards tuition and required fees, plus receive monthly stipends. After graduation, you are employed as an officer in the U.S. Army - an organization that offers competitive medical, dental, housing and retirement benefits.

·         United Methodist Church Scholarships

Otterbein University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, which offers many scholarship opportunities. For details, click here.

DACA Opportunities

Columbus State Community College

http://www.cscc.edu/admissions/daca/attending.shtml

DACA Recipients

There is a new process for DACA students who wish to enroll at Columbus State. DACA students must work with the International Enrollment team throughout the application process and submit all required DACA documentation by the stated deadline. The Admissions application deadline for Autumn 2013 is August 14th. Application and submission of required documentation is encouraged as soon as possible to allow time for questions, advising and processing. With this new process DACA students will be eligible to apply for in-state tuition.

·         The contact person for students, referrals and questions is Misty Mahefkey (mmahefke@cscc.edu or 614-287-2557).

DACA students are not eligible for any state or federal financial aid and do not need to complete a FAFSA.

What you need to apply

1. Complete the online application: http://www.cscc.edu/admissions/apply.shtml

·         Be sure to check "Deferred Action" for your citizenship/immigration

2. Bring the following documentation to the International Enrollment office (Madison Hall):

·         Copy of I-797 Notice of Action (must state "Notice of Deferred Action" in the body of the document)

·         Copy of Employment Authorization Card

·         Copy of State ID or driver's license

·         Completed DACA Residency Application (link to form)
- Males 18-26 will need to provide a Selective Service number on the application

Non-work-study student employment opportunities

·         DACA students are eligible for some non-work-study student employment opportunities (not eligible for federal work-study positions). Please consult the HR page: https://jobs.cscc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

·         Additionally, DACA students may be able to find external, paid internships through Career Services’ portal called “Career Quest”:http://www.cscc.edu/services/careers/career-quest.shtml. However, it is important to note that some internships may have permanent residency or citizenship requirements so be sure to check with the employer.

·         Finally, feel free to use Career Services’ coaching, resuming building, and career planning services: http://www.cscc.edu/services/careers/

 

DACA Resource Group

http://www.cscc.edu/admissions/daca/daca-resource-group.shtml

If you are an undocumented or DACA student and have questions, feel free to contact Misty Mahefkey Admissions at 614-287-2557 or mmahefke@cscc.edu.

The DACA Resource Group was created to:

·         Keep the institution up-to-date on new policies and best practices for undocumented and DACA students

·         Serve as a resource for DACA and undocumented students

·         Facilitate communication among students, faculty, and staff

Contact List

Name

Department

Phone

Email

Erika Hill

Financial Aid

614-287-2654

ehill11@cscc.edu 

Elizabeth James

Basic English Instructor

614-395-8924

Ejames6@cscc.edu

Vanessa Kumar

Admissions

614-287-5503 

vkumar1@cscc.edu

Don Laubenthal

Career & Tech Faculty

614-287-3627 

dlaubent@cscc.edu 

Misty Mahefkey

Admissions

614-287-2557 

mmahefke@cscc.edu

Tara Narcross

Transitional Workforce

614-287-5448 

tnarcros@cscc.edu 

Jan Rogers

Advising Services

614-287-2287

jrogers@cscc.edu

Brian Seeger

Student Assistance Center

614-287-2663 

bseeger@cscc.edu 

Cassi Stewart

Advising Services

614-287-3601

cstewar1@cscc.edu

Stephen Timmons

Arts & Sciences Faculty

614-287-2124 

stimmons@cscc.edu

 

Ohio State University

500 Miles for Education Campaign Scholarships

Contact:
Indra Leyva

Intercultural Specialist
614-688-8449
leyva-santiago.1@osu.edu