The RefugeeConnect Student Scholarship provides financial awards for refugees to pursue higher education. Applications may be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: 3500 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45226, Attn: RefugeeConnect Student Scholarship.
Donations and applications for the scholarship may also be sent to RefugeeConnect at the Junior League of Cincinnati’s Columbia Center, 3500 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45226, Attn: RefugeeConnect Student Scholarship.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
An applicant must be a refugee residing in the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area, who is planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university in the United States. There are no age restrictions on this application, all refugees pursing higher education are encouraged to apply, including high school seniors, high school graduates, and GED earners.
Scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, and can be used at any accredited public, private, technical college or university in the United States. The goal is to support refugee students on a pathway to finding meaningful careers in our community and adopted country.
HONORING DEAN THROUGH CREATING OPPORTUNITY
RefugeeConnect established a student scholarship to further its mission and to honor Dean Razzak, late son of Ziad Razzak and Alicia Kappers, a current RefugeeConnect Board Member. Dean was born to Alicia and Ziad in November 2014 with a rare medical disorder. Described as a happy little guy, he fought hard and enjoyed life at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with the love and care of so many and mom and dad by his side. Dean passed in January 2015.
Dean’s mother, Alicia, is one of the founding Co-Chairs of RefugeeConnect and currently serves as a RefugeeConnect Board Member; Dean’s father, Ziad, is a refugee whose family resettled in the United States.