Refuge prepares our mentees to succeed by helping them overcome barriers to higher education. Recognizing that the financial burden of attending college too often prohibits refugee and immigrant students from striving towards a degree, Refuge is proud to offer scholarships of up to $1,000 to support our graduating mentees. To date, we have awarded $5,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors and have had students attend the University of Akron, Columbus State Community College, and The Ohio State University.
All mentees who are graduating seniors and have committed to pursuing higher education are eligible to apply. We are grateful for the generous support of our donors and community partners, who make these awards possible. To apply, please contact our chapter leaders. If you would like to contribute to Refuge’s scholarship fund, please donate below. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity and support!