The Haitian population in the USA is largely concentrated in New York City. The community is the oldest established in the country. The approximate estimate of the Haitian population in New York City is 156,000. In search of job opportunities, these Haitians begin heading to countries that can offer them jobs and security. At present, the majority of Haitians do not have access to quality education, which is a requirement at the age of digitalization and development.
With the advancement and awareness among countries in regard to supporting and aiding the nations in need and thus promoting a conducive environment for everybody to flourish irrespective of the boundaries and differences is the need of the hour, and the US is indeed walking on the same path.
There are various scholarship programs that promote cultural exchange through students, conferences, and cultural meets. The idea is to give a boost to education in sections that are prone to less advantage over others. The scholarships for such students act as a pill and a motivation mechanism to step ahead and promote ethnicity and understanding between people of different societies or even different countries. These exchange programs just do not limit themselves to education. Rather they expand the ideas of people, from awareness regarding rights, revolutions, discrimination grounds, movements, and many other things.
We have tried listing some scholarship programs for Haitian residing in the USA on the basis of their deadlines; all of the mentioned scholarships are open. So, choose the one suitable and get going!
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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
This scholarship program aims at promoting mutual understanding between the USA and other nations by providing a healthy exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from UPGRADE countries. The motive of the scholarship is to improvise the students’ academic as well as professional skills, encouraging and empowering students to actively engage in the civic life of their local and global communities. The program provides scholarships to undergraduate students who have shown a remarkable performance from around the world for non-degree full-time study in addition to community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment. The applicant must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA.
Provided By: World Learning
Education Level: Enrolment as an Undergraduate
Oregon-Idaho Conference Ethnic Leadership Award
This scholarship is available for those students who have shown outstanding contribution and spirit within their church youth community. The applicant must attend church, must exhibit leadership qualities, and the church pastor will be the one who is going to confirm the membership and congregation of the student who is applying. The scholarship aims at making the world a better place by making higher education usable. The applicant must be a resident of Idaho or Oregon State. The scholarship is offered annually, but the same student cannot apply twice.
Provided By: Oregon-Idaho Ethnic Minority Leadership Award Program
Education Level: Undergraduate or Graduation
Deadline: March 24, 2022
The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals aims at offering opportunities to its students and young professionals who are enthusiastic about pursuing undergraduate or advanced college degrees. The scholarship program focuses on supporting students financially. This particular scholarship program is open to all students across the United States. Every scholarship program is designed to support and aid the ones that have the potential of shining through, and this scholarship program follows the same blueprint.
Provided By: NAAHP
Education Level: Undergraduate
Women of Color in STEM Scholarship
This scholarship is for women who are majoring in computer engineering, nuclear science, and software development. The purpose of the scholarship is to empower and encourage those who have the potential of using their STEM degree to benefit society and the people by serving as role models and advocates for women in STEM. The idea is to engage people of different groups in respect of the varying ethnicities and diversity. The scholarship is available to a female high school senior of color interested in pursuing a STEM degree in college or a female undergraduate college sophomore or junior of color currently pursuing a STEM degree. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of at least 3.0.
Provided By: Mpower
Deadline: April 15, 2022
KYTESOL ESL/LEP Student Scholarship Opportunity
Kentucky Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages offers a scholarship to an ESL/LEP student graduating from a Kentucky high school-based. The applicant must be a Kentucky high school senior, be an ESL/LEP student with a native language other than English. The applicant must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA to show a financial need. The applicant must be planning to attend a two-or four-year post-secondary institution (college, university, vocational or technical school)
Provided By: Kentucky TESOL
Education Level: High School Graduate
Deadline: March 16, 2022
Ascend Educational Fund is for students who are immigrants and children of immigrants. The applicant must be graduating from a New York City high school to attend a public or private college and university. The applicant must be born outside the United States, the applicant must be a graduating senior at a high school in the boroughs of New York City, and must enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college/ university in the upcoming academic year.
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
The scholarship is for students who have a Hispanic ancestry and show financial need. The applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 CGPA. The applicant must enroll as a full-time student. The applicant should have community involvement. The applicant must be attending or enrolled in or accepted into an accredited post-high school educational institution, including a two or 4-year college or university or vocational, technical, or trade school in the United States or its territories.
Provided By: Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Education Level: Graduation
Deadline: April 30, 2022
The Fullbright Program
This initiative by the United States is to promote cultural exchange with the prime goal of enhancing international relations, cultural diplomacy, and intercultural competence. This program operates in over 160 countries around the world. As J. William Fullbright has said, “Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations. The applicant must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from any recognized University. If the bachelor’s degree is less than four years, then the applicant must have completed a master’s degree.
Provided By: USIEF
Education Level: Undergraduate
Deadline: March/ April 2022