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Wheaton College offers refugee scholarship for Somalians
In what appears to be a first, Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts has announced a new scholarship for an international student affected by President Donald Trump’s immigration order temporarily banning entry into this country for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.The executive order includes a ban on entry into the United States by citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for the next 90 days and temporary bans refugees as well, including an indefinite block on those from Syria
The Wheaton Refugee Scholarship being offered by the liberal arts school with some 1,600 students, was just announced by college President Dennis M. Hanno, and will cover all costs of attending the college.
For the 2016-17 school year, tuition, room and board, and a student activity fee amounted to $61,512, with $48,694 of that covering tuition.
- Qualified students currently seeking entrance to the U.S. will be prioritized in reviewing applications for the Wheaton Refugee Scholarship, should the executive order on immigration be lifted in the near future. Should the ban remain, qualified refugees from these or other war torn nations who are currently living in the U.S. will be considered.
- In addition to the application requirements for international students, candidates must also submit the International Student Financial Aid Application.
how to Apply:
“Applicants are required to either submit a supplemental 100-200 word personal statement outlining their background and what receiving this scholarship would mean to them, or make this statement the topic of their more comprehensive application essay.”
Dealine:“Wheaton’s application deadline has been extended through March 1, 2017 for all candidates seeking consideration. We will also waive the $60 application fee for these candidates.