Esperanza Scholarship

The Esperanza Education Fund will award $5,000 two-year scholarships and $10,000 four-year scholarships to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, to attend public colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Applicants must have been born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership and commitment to one’s community. A committee drawn from the local community will review applications and select a group of finalists for interviews.

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