Each year, if financially able, the Foundation will award scholarships to high school graduates and current college students who are the minor children (or legally adopted minor children) of current, retired, or deceased U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.

Our standard for consideration is any accredited college or university within the U.S. or within a country with which the U.S. maintains diplomatic relations.

Please note our deadline for receiving applications is July 1st. All information must be submitted by that date.
(NOTE: A 15-day grace period will be given for receipt of the official, final transcript of grades. Anything postmarked after July 15th will NOT be accepted).


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High school and college students who are the minor children (or legally adopted minor children) of current, retired, or deceased U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.


High school graduates entering college are to submit the following documents by July 1st:

Scholarship application

  • Signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, principal or vice-principal, professor, clergyperson, or employer. Letters that are unsigned and/or not on letterhead will NOT be accepted.
  • A complete official, final, school-issued high school transcript of grades. An emailed unofficial version is insufficient. If for some reason this is not available (as in the case of a three-year graduation program), submit a letter of explanation. Unofficial transcripts will NOT be accepted. For students graduating from high school, transcripts that do not include final, senior-year grades will also NOT be accepted.
  • A copy of your diploma/graduation certificate and indication of class rank.
    Note: In cases where the official, final transcripts and diplomas are not available before July 1st, we will accept transcripts and diplomas postmarked no later than July 15. All other application materials must be dated by July 1st and please include a note with your application indicating that a transcript and diploma are forthcoming.
  • A copy of an acceptance letter from an approved college or university (see criteria in introductory paragraph).
  • A copy of your scores on the SAT or ACT. If this test is not given in your area, provide the scores from the comparable test that is given. Other scholastic aptitude test results may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant.
  • A personal statement.
  • A stamped self-address envelope.

Current college students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.  Submit the following documentation directly to the Foundation by July 1st.

Scholarship application:

  • A complete official transcript of grades.
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor, a counselor, or a clergyman who can attest to your character. (NOTE: The letter must be written on their letterhead.)
  • A personal statement.
  • A stamped self-address envelope.


Applicants are to submit their documentation with a self-addressed stamped envelope directly to:

Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation
PO Box 660159
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

Questions may be directed to Ms. Karen Donnelly either at 718-641-4800 or at

» NOTE: Applicants will ONLY be accepted via mail .  Electronic submissions will NOT be accepted.


Scholastic Ability

  • SAT/ACT scores/ranking
  • High school grades/ranking
  • Honors/Awards

Social Character

  • Leadership qualities
  • Participation in activities/organizations
  • Integrity

Special Consideration

Special consideration will be given to those qualifying applicants who are the children of  CBP or ICE employees killed or disabled in the line of duty.  Hardships may be identified and may receive special consideration at the discretion of the selection panel.


A selection committee consisting of two members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation and one or more non-Board members will independently review and rank each application.  Scholarships will be awarded in the order of highest cumulative ranking.


All applicants will be notified in writing by USPS mail of the scholarship committee’s decisions. If applicants wish to be notified of receipt of the submitted application, they can include with their application a stamped post card in addition to the self-addressed stamped envelope. Notification can be expected by the close of September. Scholarship recipients will receive checks in their name with their notification letters.


High School Graduates Entering College

  • $6,000 renewable scholarships; $1,500 per year provided a “B” average is maintained, (This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Board of Directors.)  Transcripts with a return self-addressed envelope must be submitted yearly.
  • $1,000 non-renewable grants.  Winners may apply for college grants.

Current College Students

  • $3,000 non-renewable grants.  Winners may NOT re-apply.

Please note: This includes scholarship receipients enrolled in two-year colleges who go on to enroll in four-year schools.

Please also note:  Winners may accept other scholarship awards.  If circumstances warrant, the Foundation may discontinue a scholarship for other than academic reasons. It is the responsibility of renewable scholarship winners to send their completed official transcripts at the end of each college year (not semester) in order to have their grants renewed.

Scholarships Awarded

  • Amount in $USD