GOGO Charters National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees

Congratulations to Christina Thomas! Christina is the scholarship winner for the 2017/2018 school year. Read More.

I. Purpose

As a youth, GOGO Charters 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.

GOGO Charters 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.

II. Criteria

  • 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.

III. Amount

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.

IV. Application Deadline

July 5, 2018

V. How To Apply

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 5, 2017. 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 5th and mailed to:

GOGO Charters
Attn: Immigrant Scholarship
3525 Piedmont NE
Suite #210
Building 5
Atlanta, GA

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 GOGO Charters National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees.

GOGO Charters is a nationwide charter bus service that provides group transportation for corporate travel, academic charters, weddings, church events and more. We service over 200+ US cities including: Atlantic City, NYC, San Antonio.

Application for the 2017-2018 School Year Is Now Closed

Entry for the GOGO Charters National Scholarship is closed at this time. If you’re interested in applying for the 2018-2019 school year, the application form on this page will re-open March 1st, 2018.

If you applied and submitted your transcript, our scholarship board is currently reviewing your application. The final round of candidates will be selected by July 20th, 2017. An email update will be sent to every applicant no later than July 30th. If you are selected as the winner, you will be contacted directly by us no later than July 31st.

For any further questions, contact scholarship supervisor Esteban Jimenez at esteban@gogocharters.com or call 1-855-826-6770.