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Does immigration status matter to receive a high school scholarship?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Master Scholarships | 1 comment

Question by Ahu: Does immigration status matter to receive a high school scholarship?
I earned a full scholarship for tuition to a private Catholic High School in NYC, but I am not a citizen of U.S. I don’t have SS yet (my mom has it and she also has the permission to work.) I have a passport and German & Polish citizenships, and I am now waiting for my green card, but it may take a while for it to come. Now I have the high school registration soon. Will I be able to receive my scholarship? Is there anything I should do?

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Answer by Andegavenka
I think that immigration status matters when applying for college scholarships. For high school a proof of residence and valid passport or visa is fine.

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It really depends on the school. Often private schools don’t have scholarships for international students, but some do. However, with your mom living and working here, that may put you into a totally different category of international student. The only way to know is to speak to the school. But be sure you speak to the right person if you call, because they need to know your exact situation. I would guess they must have had some idea of your status when they admitted you to the school and gave you the scholarship. If they excluded certain students, it would… Read more »