The scholarships described below are need-based and can be applied towards educational costs (e.g. tuition, books, fees) at accredited post-secondary institutions.
Our US Scholarship program is held in the fall, with applications due on November 15 of each year. There are five categories:
Each spring, we host two scholarships competitions for individuals in Mexico. Applications are due on March 15th each year.
Two $10,000 MXN scholarships will be awarded to a person formerly incarcerated in a prison in Mexico or in the U.S. and two scholarships of the same amount will be awarded to a person deported from the US to Mexico or to the immediate family member of someone who was deported from the U.S. to Mexico.
These need-based scholarships provide support for study at secondary or post-secondary institutions in the U.S. or Mexico.
Resources @ EJP
The resources below include lists of recommended reading (and viewing) for those interested in learning more about higher education in prison, the criminal justice system, and reentry, EJP position statements, and more. Please cite them, as appropriate. Our list of resources continues to grow, so keep checking back!
Readings on Leadership
EJP Zoom Best Practices
EJP Accessible Meetings
EJP Campus Scan
EJP Universe Letter
Measuring Success in HEP Programming
Documentaries about Prisons and Reentry
EJP Inclusion Commitment
Readings on Race and Criminal Justice
Readings on the American Criminal Justice System
Reading List for Family and Friends of Incarcerated Loved Ones
The Importance of In-Person Instruction in Prison Higher Education Programs
Guidelines for Representing Students in Higher Education in Prison
Emergency Relief Funds
Individuals who have been released from the IL Department of Corrections within the past 6 months are invited to apply for funds of up to $500 to help them meet essential costs, e.g. housing, transportation, or medical expenses. Please access the short application form via the link below.
EJP’s Reentry Guide Initiative publishes three reentry guides, Mapping Your Future: A Guide to Successful Reentry in Illinois, Mapping Your Future: National Edition, and A New Path: A Guide to the Challenges and Opportunities After Deportation.
Please click on the links below to access or download more of our resources.