1. General Information for Applicants

Migration Heritage Foundation offers renewable scholarships of approximately $500 to needy individuals who are attending high school, college or other post-secondary institutions or those studying for the GED. Award amounts vary depending on available funds.  These scholarships aim to enhance literacy skills, through research and writing, while developing ancestral and heritage knowledge. The annual application period begins January 1 and ends April 1.

Application Criteria:  Applicants must be U.S. residents age 18 or above and submit the following:
(1)    Completed application, received by April 1.

(2)    Proof of admission to, or current attendance at, an accredited college, university or career preparation program anywhere in the U.S. as of the upcoming summer or fall session.

(3)     Verification  of needy status with ONE of the following:

o    A copy of notice Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) eligibility. Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ for information about how to apply for FAFSA; (FAFSA notice required for college students);  or

o    A copy of a notice verifying eligibility of the applicant for reduced-rate meals, food stamps or summer feeding program;

4.  A Heritage Essay titled ”My (your nationality) Heritage, My American Dream.” For example, if your nationality is Chinese, the essay should be titled, ”My Chinese Heritage, My American Dream.”  The essay should be free of spelling, grammatical and mechanical errors. 

If selected for the award, you must submit a recent photo that may be used to publicize our program and solicit future donations.

Complete Applications:
The Foundation considers applications complete when the four items listed above are received.   These may be submitted online, via e-mailed to info@mhtr.us or mailed to MHF, PO Box 247, Durant, MS 39063.
Our scholarship selection committee attempts to complete the selection process and notify applicants by May 15.

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