The Merage American Dream Fellows program offered to immigrant students based on their academic record, their leadership, their consistent ethical behavior, the clarity of their American Dream, and their potential to contribute importantly to America. Merage Fellows receive $10,000 stipend annually for two years ($20,000 total)
To be eligible for the Merage American Dream Fellowship, you must:
- be a full-time senior (must have finished three full years of undergraduate work and must be in their senior year) planning to graduate in Spring 2010.
- be immigrants to the United States. Candidates must either have become a citizen since coming to the U.S. or hold a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
- Students who are not yet citizens must indicate their intent to become United States citizens.
Applicants are chosen on the basis of:
- Demonstrating a clear set of objectives and strategies concerning achieving leadership positions in one of the following areas of concern: business, culture and the arts, science or education, or public service.
- Illustrating a solid academic record; a clear track record of leadership; a commitment to hard work and excellence; creativity and initiative; and consistent ethical behavior.
- Evincing a strong desire to contribute to America.
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