Immigrant Achievers Scholarship

Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix were nationally recognized immigrant graduate student leaders from Brown and Columbia Universities. They worked tirelessly on behalf of the DREAM Act movement, but their lives were tragically cut short in a car accident in 2011. This scholarship has been created with that in mind, and students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate a future commitment to community engagement and are in need of financial assistance but are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Scholarship Criteria:
-Immigrated to the U.S. as a minor or has at least one parent or guardian who is an immigrant
-Eligibility for federal financial aid is not required
-Has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application
-Is currently enrolled as a full or part-time student at UMass Boston
-Applicants are not required to have U.S. Citizenship

Supplemental Questions
  1. Did you Immigrate to the U.S. as a minor or do you have at least one parent or guardian who is an immigrant?
  2. Describe how your personal or family immigrant history and financial hardships make you eligible for this scholarship. Explain how you feel you embody the hopes, aspirations, and passion of Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix through a) your past and/or current community service that benefits low-income immigrant communities; b) your future plans or goals to contributing to your campus, community, or a social cause.
  3. Provide one letter of recommendation from a professor, counselor, teacher, employer, or community leader (such as a pastor, monk, elected official, etc.) who can attest to your hopes, aspirations, contributions, and commitment to benefitting low-income immigrant community/communities.