One Refugee opens applications in December for the upcoming school year. Applications are open to incoming freshman and current college students.
Full-time college student from a refugee background
Taking 12-14 credits
Completed FAFSA application for 2021-22 school year
Resident of Utah or Idaho
College English and math ready
Minimum 2.75 GPA
Our application for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently OPEN.
Complete application HERE
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2021
2021 Application FAQs
What are the required documents?
1. Personal Essay (1-2 pages about your education, background, and career goals)
2. Current High School or College Transcripts (Must include cumulative GPA and current credits completed)
3. Copy of Photo I.D. (School, State, or Driver's License)
4. Copy of email indicating FAFSA is submitted for 2021-2022 school year (Sent as screenshot or PDF-- see example below)
When will I hear back about my application?
Applicants will be notified in March and April if they are invited for a program interview.
What qualifies as a refugee background?
Applicants who arrived as a refugee themselves to the U.S. (refugee, SIV, or asylum), or applicants who are children of refugee parents, are welcome to apply.
Can I attend any college?
For freshman, preference is given to those who are willing to begin at a community college. However, all applicants will be considered.
For current college students, expensive private schools are not considered.