College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students > Lexington College
Updated: August 2013
Does your college knowingly admit undocumented students?
Would you advise the disclosure of their status in the application process through their essay or counselor recommendation?
Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:
Director of Admissions
Do you have institutional aid or merit/talent based scholarships for which an undocumented student would be eligible?
Lexington Scholarship — Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Award varies from $500-$8,000 and may be renewed provided recipients maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average at Lexington College.
Outstanding Women Awards (3): *Students are able to apply for all 3 of these awards, but are only eligible to win one. These can be combined with other merit awards, but not with other Outstanding Women Awards.*
1) Helen Healy Founders Scholarship — Lexington College awards the $2,500 for the Helen Healy Founders Scholarship to one full-time, first-year student who states in a creative and clearly constructed essay, the process and importance of starting one’s own business and describes that business. The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Scholarship is not renewable.
2) Dr. Ana Maria Boza Passion for Hospitality Scholarship — Lexington College awards the $2,500 for the Dr. Ana Maria Boza Passion for Hospitality Scholarship to one fulltime, first year student who demonstrates her own passion for hospitality in a creative and clearly constructed essay. The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Scholarship is not renewable.
3) Dr. Ti-Ti Chen General Education Scholarship — Lexington College awards the $2,500 for the Dr. Ti-Ti Chen General Education Scholarship to one full-time, first year student who states in a creative and clearly constructed essay why general education courses are important to being a well-rounded professional, and how they relate to the hospitality profession in particular. Such courses include composition, mathematics, humanities, languages and ethics. The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Scholarship is not renewable.
How would an undocumented student apply for financial assistance or a need-based scholarship at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application in lieu of a FAFSA?
The student should complete the Lexington College Scholarship Application given to all students. Undocumented students seeking financial aid must also complete a financial aid Lexington College data sheet.
When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship is there an applicable choice such as “non-citizen” or “other” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?
There is an “other” option followed by a box to specify “Other Citizenship.”
How should an undocumented student answer the question regarding social security number? Should they use zeros or leave it blank? Again, is a blank field permitted when submitting an online application?
The undocumented student can leave it blank; the social security number is optional.
Can students submit an online application if they are paying the application fee with a fee-waiver?
If undocumented students are required to complete a paper application, do the online instructions direct them to do so?
Do any state laws exist that restrict an unauthorized student’s access to higher education or could cause them to feel generally unsafe living within the state?
Are there any institutional policies that exist at your college requiring administrators to report a student’s status?
Do you believe that the mission of your institution creates an environment where an undocumented student would be embraced and feel welcome on your campus?