CSCS Attorney Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund, 2018


The Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.Attorney firm in Washington, DC. is pleased to announce this year’s 2018-2019 Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship for immigrated Ethiopian Students resident in Washington, DC metropolitan area; to pursue an undergraduate program. Applications are currently being accepted.

About Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund

The Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund was created in 2008 to support college-bound high school seniors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Specifically, the scholarship is geared toward supporting students from newly immigrated Ethiopian families. The purpose of the fund is to find and then assist youngsters with few financial resources in their pursuit of higher education and a much-desired college degree.

US Student Visa Application for Ethiopians

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Generally, any visa applicant coming to the United States to attend an approved educational course of study requires a Student Visa.

Upon acceptance to a U.S. school the student plans to attend, the student will be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Instructions on completing the SEVIS I-901 fee and associated signatures through the SEVIS system will be provided by the U.S. school.

The school will enter the principal applicant’s name in the SEVIS system as well as the names of any family members who plan to travel with the principal applicant in order to generate the necessary I-20 form(s).

Each family member must receive their own I-20. If the family members do not apply with the principal applicant, a copy of original I-20 issued by the principal visa holder’s school will be required. Visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website to learn more.

Continuing students may apply for a new visa at any time, as long as they have been maintaining student status and their SEVIS ( records are current. Continuing students may also enter the United States at any time before their classes start.

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme in any of the fields of study.

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.Personal Injury Attorney in Washington, DC.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to students from Ethiopia who are new immigrants to USA.

Scholarship Benefits:

These opportunities has value that includes a cash of $1,000 annually and money will be provided to the student annually on or about August 15 and February 5 in $500.00 increments.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers was not specified.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • You must be an Ethiopian immigrant in USA
  • You must write and submit a required essay.
  • You must be a resident of the Greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Area.
  • You must provide a list of community service performed.
  • You must provide an official copy of your high school transcript through the fall semester 2018.
  • You must provide documentation that you have been admitted to an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university that you will actually attend and once admitted, that you have maintained grades sufficient to be a student in good standing.
  • You must make yourself available on the date that the scholarship will be awarded for an award ceremony, at which time a photograph presenting you with a simulation of the check will be taken.
  • You must make a good faith effort to attend the annual award ceremony while you are still receiving benefits from the scholarship.
  • At the conclusion of every semester you must provide proof that you remain in good standing in an accredited college or university and provide a copy of the official transcript demonstrating your grades for the prior semester no later than February 1 and July 1 of the applicable year.
  • You must submit a signed copy of the Application and a signed copy of the Rules.

NOTE: Failure to submit ALL documents and materials identified above will result in the
rejection of the student’s application from consideration.

Application Procedure:

You are required to write an essay. Please choose one of the four (4) choices below and write an essay of no more than 400 words:
a) When I graduate college I hope to make the world a better place. Please discuss how you would do so.
b) There are several places in the world that are at war. Please discuss your ideas to improve world peace, or in one area of the world.
c) Discuss the life experience that has most dramatically affected your attitudes.
d) Name the person who has had the greatest influence on your life and explain how he or she has influenced you.

The following must be submitted with your application:
1. An official copy of your high school transcript;
2. A copy of acceptance letter from an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university;
3. List of community service provided, by date;
4. Essay;
5. Signed application; and
6. Signed Rules for the Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Ethiopian Heritage College
NOTE: Failure to submit ALL documents and materials identified above will result in the rejection of the student’s application from consideration.

Submission of your application is an acknowledgement that you give permission to have this photograph taken and utilized by the Law Firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. in its publications, including its website.

It is understood and agreed that there will not be any remuneration of any kind as a result of the benefits that may be received by Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. from the use of the photograph and/or the story relating to the fact that you were the recipient of the Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship.

In the event that you are no longer in good standing at an accredited college or university, the scholarship will be revoked. In that event, the applicant will no longer have any right to Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship monies. However, the applicant may submit an explanation describing the reasons (e.g. family emergency or illness) for the failure of the recipient to attain grades to remain in good standing, the partners of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., in their sole discretion, may continue the scholarship.
You must write and submit a required essay. The best essays will be judged by a panel of
representatives of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. and others selected by the partners of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.

You can begin the application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

Steps required to apply for Visa through US embassy in Ethiopia

If required to apply for a Visa to travel to the United States the process includes the following steps:

  1. Determine the type of Visa required to travel to the United States. Information about Visa types can be found at
  2. Complete the online visa application form, DS-160. The DS-160 is a U.S. Government on-line form and can only be completed at Each applicant must complete this form before using any services on this website.
  3. Return to this website and complete the following application steps to schedule a Consular Section appointment:
    • Create a user account
    • Enter the DS-160 confirmation number for each applicant applying for a Visa
    • Complete the courier document return process
    • Pay the Nonimmigrant Visa (MRV) application fee(s)
    • Schedule a Consular Section appointment
  4. Attend the Consular Section appointment.
  5. After your interview, please follow specific instructions provided by the consular section or check this website for visa status and delivery information.

Note: Applicants of a certain age group or those who are renewing a previous U.S. visa may be eligible to apply for a visa without attending a Consular interview. Eligibility for the “Interview Waived” program will be determined as the applicant goes through the process of scheduling an appointment through this site. The determination will be made based on the answers provided to the qualifying criteria.

All visa application should be sent to;

Application Deadline:

The deadline for all applications is June 29, 2018.

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