Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students offer a variety of easy scholarships for financial assistance to immigrant students with a desire to further their education. Prospective scholarship candidates may come from anywhere in the country and must show a recent or continuing history of moving in order to obtain work in agriculture.
The first of the migrant scholarships to be offered was the Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children. The scholarship was started in 1974 in honor of the father of the center’s founder, Dr. Gloria Mattera. Later, the name of the scholarship was updated to include Gloria Mattera following her death in 1988. Throughout the years, the number and size of the immigrant scholarships awarded has grown in light of the generous donations of many individuals, along with fundraising activities.
The Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children has a value of between $250 and $500. 75 to 100 of these easy scholarships for migrant students are awarded annually. There is no deadline to apply for the scholarship. An essay must be submitted to apply along with one letter of reference.
The Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship has a value of $1,000. Only one of these immigrant scholarships is awarded on an annual basis. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February first. An essay and two letters of reference must be submitted to apply. Students must have a desire to be a teacher to receive this minority scholarship.
The Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship has a value of $20,000. One such scholarship is awarded annually. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is July 1st. Applicants must submit one essay and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must have completed one year of college.
The Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers has a value of up to $2,500. The number of migrant scholarships awarded is at the discretion of the scholarship committee. For easier scholarships under $500 there is no deadline to apply. For scholarships over $500, the applications deadlines are June 1st and November 1st. Applicants do not need to submit an essay, but do need to submit one letter of reference along with a portfolio, video or samples of work.
The Margaret Rayley New York State Migrant Student Scholarship is given in order to recognize educational achievement in migrant farmworker students who have a history of migrating to or within the state of New York. This scholarship has a value of $500 and is offered annually to one student or may be divided among two or more students. The deadline to apply is April 15th.
The Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship honors migrant farmworker students from New York State who need scholarship assistance. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 15th. Students must demonstrate a financial need to qualify for this migrant scholarship.
The Aurelio “Larry” Jazo Migrant Scholarship is given as a memorial to Aurelio “Larry” Jazgo, who was a long-time migrant educator. The scholarship has a value of $500 and is awarded to a migrant farmworker student who has recently migrated to Illinois for the purpose of agricultural employment. Applicants must also demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need. The deadline to apply is May 15th.
The Robert Apicella Good Samaritan Migrant Scholarship recognizes a migrant farmworker senior high school student from the state of New York who requires post-secondary scholarship assistance. Applicants must also have demonstrated a giving and caring attitude to their community or another individual. The easy scholarship has a value of $500. The application deadline is April 15th.
The Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship recognizes a senior high school student from a migrant farmworker family in St. Lawrence, Franklin or Clinton Counties, New York. The value of the scholarship is $500. Applicants must also have demonstrated a giving and caring attitude to their community or another individual. The deadline to apply for this Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarship for Migrant Students is April 30th.