As a youth, CharterUP founder Armir Harris immigrated to United States with his mother and sister. In a few short years, with less than a thousand dollars in his pocket, Harris created a multi-million dollar empire in the world of charter transportation technology. Harris worked long hours while living a minimalist lifestyle and making savvy technology investments. As a shining example of the American Dream and a gesture of his gratitude, Armir Harris now wants to give something back.
CharterUP proudly offers the National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees. It is his goal to give hope to future refugees, immigrants and first-generation U.S. citizens in search of the American Dream. Scholarships are $10,000 per year for up to one academic year and can be used at any accredited public, private, technical college or university in the United States. A minimum of one award will be made each year. Funds will be paid directly to the school's bursar department.
First-generation U.S. citizens (born outside the US), refugees, or immigrants (legal documentation is not required) Currently enrolled - or high school senior intending to enroll - in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university as a full-time undergraduate student. High school seniors intending to enroll are also eligible. Short essay (presented in writing, or video or audio) explaining how scholarship would help you acheive your goals. Most recent transcript showing GPA of 3.4 or greater.
The amount awarded per recipient is $10,000 per academic year, split evenly between each semester. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees at any accredited public, private, or community college or university. Each academic year a new recipient will be selected; past recipients are not be eligible to receive award more than once.
July 25, 2018
Application must be submitted online at the form on this page. You will be prompted to provide your information as well as the name and email address of one recommender. Recommenders will be notified by email through the system and will be asked to submit their recommendations online on or before July 25, 2018. We encourage you to start your online application as soon as possible. Transcripts must be submitted separately via mail; they should be postmarked by July 25th and mailed to:CharterUP
Please note that only complete applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. Scholarship receipient will be required to provide phone verfification of identity before award will be granted. Scholarship recipient's name and likeness may be included in publications that promote the CharterUP National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees.
If you experience technical problems while completing this application, please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.