Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scholarship Opportunity for Immigrant Families

WESTERN UNION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIESDeadline: February 5, 2010The Western Union Foundation’s ( Family Scholarship Program is a new educational initiative for migrants, immigrants, and their families in the United States. The Family Scholarship Program is intended to help two members of the same family move up the economic development ladder through education. Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy. All applicants must be 18 or older. The country of origin for at least one of the applicants must be outside the U.S. Scholarships will only be made to nonprofit accredited higher education institutions and nonprofit training/educational providers. Recipients are eligible to receive scholarships in amounts of $1,000 to $5,000 per family. Visit the Western Union Foundation Web site for complete program information.

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