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Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship


April 01, 2024

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  • Scholarship Description
  • To be eligible for the Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship, applicants must: have been born outside the U.S. or have two parents who were born outside the U.S.; be a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or have earned a GED within the last four years and reside in District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia; plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public two-year community college or four-year university in the US for the upcoming academic year; and have had a household income of less than $100,000. There are no citizenship requirements for the Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship.

    The Esperanza Education Fund awards a total of $50K - $100K in scholarships annually, depending on available funding. Esperanza selects approximately ten scholarship recipients from a pool of 300+ applications each academic year. Scholarship awards are divided into equal payments that are disbursed each qualifying academic semester of college/university enrollment in an accredited degree program. Scholarship awards are disbursed directly to the colleges and universities the scholars attend.
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Violette M'cormack  on 1/20/2023 4:26:19 AM

Hello, I am Violette M'cormack a Sierra Leonean. I have applied to the Biomedical Sciences graduate program at Hood College in Frederick Maryland. I'll like to know if I am eligible for the esperanza education fund scholarship since I am currently in my country Sierra Leone. Coming from a developing country where education has been a challenge, an opportunity from The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship will help me acquire the knowledge and skills, as well as nurture good attitudes and values that would be beneficial to my nation.

Telma P  on 8/22/2022 6:50:28 PM

Hello, I am of Honduran origin and I came to the United States when I was 13 years old, this year I will enter Nassau Community College, this scholarship would help me a lot financially

Ugochukwu T.  on 1/11/2021 6:23:39 PM

Hello I’m an naturalized African American citizen who was born in Nigeria and moved to the states when I was 4 years of age. Both my parents are of Nigerian origin. I’m attending my third year at Towson University as a Biochemistry major. I would like to apply for this scholarship, Thank you.

Ariel A  on 12/16/2020 12:29:30 PM

Hello, I am a Mexican American living with low-income Immigrant parents in Maryland. I recently got into NYU, hoping to study Early Childhood Education.

Koykiarha M.  on 10/27/2020 8:22:04 PM

Hello, I’m a Jamaican immigrant seeking to further my education and pursue a career in the Law and Criminal Justice field. I completed high school outside of the U.S but have gained a little college education here.

vanessa bracho  on 4/18/2020 3:53:34 PM

Hi, I'm an immigrant and I would like to apply for the scholarship so I can study graphic design. I am very interested in applying for a scholarship because I want to study at a university or college.

Alemu B.  on 1/13/2020 11:02:17 PM

Hello! I am an immigrant student who is really interested to to start a degree in computer classes at university of Maryland. i was born outside of US and finished my high school in my home country.can i still apply for the scholarship program?

Monica K.  on 4/24/2018 12:39:08 PM

Hello! I am an immigrant student who will be starting a Masters in social work in the Fall 2018 term. I was born outside of the US and I finished High School in my home country. Can I still apply for the scholarship?

madison L  on 1/23/2018 10:15:54 AM

Not fair unless you’re Indian aren’t we all considered immigrants?