Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships offer both children of migrant workers and adult migrant workers the opportunity to attend college. Nine different scholarships are available.
The scholarships provide financial support for students who have a history of migrating for work in the agriculture industry. The scholarships provide funding beyond federal, state and other scholarship assistance. The purpose of the scholarships are to help students obtain a baccalaureate degree and not be burdened with substantial student debt. Some scholarships are for specific study areas such as teaching or creative arts, and others are for students from specific areas.
Students must complete a 500-word essay describing their background and personal goals and explaining how the scholarship will help them with their education and career initiatives. Three letters of recommendation are also required.
The scholarships are offered through the Geneseo Migrant Center, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to migrant farmworker families. Funding comes through federal and state governments as well as donations from corporations and private donors.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JULY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,000.
For more details, visit www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships.htm