Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Activ8 Scholarship: A 2.5 GPA is not required, but highly recommended. This scholarship is focused on those students who are immigrants and of a lower socioeconomic status, but all Latino students are encouraged to apply. Non-US citizens and undocumented students are eligible to apply. Financial need must be demonstrated.
Active Life Scholarship for Political Expression: Current college, graduate school or adult learners.
AgoraPulse Social Media Scholarship: Highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in Social Media Management. Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of social media management — the act of engaging with a targeted audience on social media to increase brand visibility and build trust and top of mind awareness — that they have seen. Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, or IT are recommended but not required.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: Applicants must be pan-Asian and undocumented living in the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. For the Higher Education & Leadership categories, applicant must be enrolled in college or entering college in the Fall.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students. No application is required. The contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
Aurelio "Larry" Jazo Migrant Scholarship: The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Aurelio “Larry” Jazo, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who has a recent migration to Illinois. Candidates will be screened by a selection committee on the basis of the following criteria: recent history of migration to Illinois for agricultural employment, scholastic achievement, and financial need.
Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers: Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc. Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc. Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc. Literary-poetry, short stories, etc. Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.
Broome and Allen Scholarship: Established by the American Sephardi Federation, the Broome and Allen Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students of Sephardic descent who are focusing their college education on Sephardic studies. High school seniors, college undergraduates, college graduate students, and those working on research projects are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Candidates are not required to be citizens of the United States, but they must be completing all of their studies in the U.S.
The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation: The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,500 per academic year are awarded to juniors and seniors studying television and film production at accredited 4-year, degree-granting U.S. colleges and universities. Applications and all support materials must be received no later than March 15 for the following academic year.
Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship: Applicant must be an incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university, have parent or self currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant, demonstrate community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have financial need. No citizenship status requirement.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities, have strong writing skills, and must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylums, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.
DCAcar Scholarship: Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited U.S college or university and submit an essay regarding their opinions of the benefits or drawbacks of driverless vehicles on the economy and society at large.
Digital Marketing Scholarship: 10x digital awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to one talented student who is majoring in a field related to digital marketing. This money may be used to pay for tuition, books, or living expenses.
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders: Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in a four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Recipients must also be available to attend the National USHLI Conference.
The Dream U.S. Scholarships (National Scholarship): for high school or community college graduates. You need to have DACA or TPS status and qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. We also offer an online college option. The Scholarship is for up to $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree.
The Dream U.S. Scholarships (Opportunity Scholarship): for high school graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers – or bar you from attending state colleges and universities altogether. You need to have DACA or TPS status and be admitted to one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. The Scholarship is for up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree.
The Dwayne Graves Online Entrepreneur Spirit Scholarship: The Dwayne Graves Online Entrepreneur Spirit Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in entrepreneurship. Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, or IT are recommended but not required. Show us the spirit that will help you succeed in creating a winning video! Show us the spirit that will help you succeed in life! This is a $500 scholarship and is awarded on December 20th of each year.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Foundation Essay Contest: The contest is open to registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall Semester. The essay must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Only one essay per student per year may be submitted.
For-sale IE: In order to be considered as an applicant for the eRowz scholarship, students should be attending, or about to attend a college or university course. In addition, they should have completed at least 15 credit hours in their area of learning. Students can be supported at degree, masters or Ph.D. level, and all major specialisms are acceptable. To narrow down the selection process, eRowz will examine the contributions a student has already made to their field of study, look at their extra curricula achievements and finally, ask each applicant to write an essay. In this reflective piece, applicants should provide an explanation for their interest in the topic, and suggest ways their work can be used to create practical real world solutions.
Foster Care To Success Scholarship: This scholarship is for students who are or have been in foster care, or who are orphans. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday. Applicants must have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school. Applicants must be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they first apply. Applicants must have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States; however, US citizenship is not required. Applications open January 15th.
Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship: Must have recent history of migration for agricultural employment, have teaching as a career goal, demonstrate scholastic achievement, and have financial need.
Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children: Migrant youth who have the potential and the desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals. Recent history of movement for agricultural employment - priority will be given to currently interstate migrant youth. Have scholastic potential, financial need, enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical or vocational school, or a dropout or a potential dropout from high school who shows promise of ability to continue schooling.
GoStartABlog's Young Writers Scholarship: Each applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program, undergraduate program, or be a high school senior (one year prior to college) who has a valid acceptance letter to attend a university, and be able to present proof of enrollment to the university so the scholarship payment can be made to their financial aid account. Each applicant can only win the award once (Scholarship is offered yearly). Each applicant may only submit one (1) application per year. Application is open worldwide. Writing isn't constrained by country and we don't want to limit the number of students that we can help.
Golden Door Scholars: Applicants can be current high-school students or recent graduates not enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program. Community college students are welcome to apply. Applicants must be eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
Great Minds in Stem Henaac Awards: Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities, be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors, must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories, and be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.
Google Lime Scholarship: Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2017. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science.
Health Careers Scholarship Program: The Scholarship Program is open to all full-time undergraduate students who are entering their Junior or Senior Year of their undergraduate study in the Fall. If the student is in a program that is not a 4-year program, they are eligible if they will be entering either their final year of undergraduate study or their second-to-last year of undergraduate study in the Fall of 2014. Additionally, students must be enrolled in an accredited institution in a program of study that prepares them for a career in health care. Examples of qualifying degree programs include, but are not limited to pre-medicine, nursing, public/community health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, biology, chemistry, psychology, social work, dentistry, and optometry. Students eligible to be considered for the award must demonstrate financial need. Financial need will be determined using information provided by the school's Financial Aid office on the form provided in the scholarship application materials. Students must also meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards set by their institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
HENAAC Scholarship Applications: Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities. Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community. Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Specific eligibility varies by scholarship. Have plans to enroll full-time at a two- or four-year U.S. accredited institution.
International Women in Media Scholarship: Specific eligibility varies by scholarship. Have plans to enroll full-time at a two- or four-year U.S. accredited institution.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship: Applicant must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring, intend to enroll in an accredited 4-year college beginning in the fall, earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above, and demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.
Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship: Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate. Applicant must plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in the fall, have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent), demonstrate unmet financial need and have not previously been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship Fund: The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Jean DeGrace Crandall, educator and friend to the migrant community, by offering an annual award in the amount of $2,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker or child of a migrant farmworker from Mexico with a history of migration to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, or Westchester Counties in New York State. Though not required, but because of Jean’s personal interests, preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated interest in traditional Mexican art and culture.
John and Muriel Landis Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have greater than average financial need. Consideration is given to conditions or experiences that render the student disadvantaged (poor high school/undergraduate preparation, due to poverty, etc.) Applicants should be planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university located in the United States, but need not be U.S. citizens.
The John Foy & Associates Scholarship: Our $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it.
La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship: Hispanic undergraduate applicants who have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale. No GPA mentioned for graduate applicants. Applicants must have completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants. Eligible degrees include: all Bachelor degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, and Master of Divinity.
Latin American Educational Foundation: Colorado Resident - determined by having a permanent address in Colorado, Hispanic Heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community, Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recipients are required to fulfill 10 hours of community service during year of funding at your college/university. Service provided at or for LAEF will qualify to satisfy this requirement and is strongly encouraged.
Latinas First Foundation: We are looking for Latina college-bound or currently enrolled college students who would benefit from a non-traditional scholarship. They should be leaders inside and outside of the classroom. These students must pay it forward.
LatPro Scholarship: Students must: (1) Be enrolled in a school that has registered for LatPro’s scholarship program. (2) Be a full-time student when applying for the scholarship. (3) Like us on Facebook. (4) Complete the scholarship application
Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship: The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in sales & marketing. Unlike most scholarships which require a simple essay and "good luck" to win, the Lead Roster scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to market and sell your own ideas!
Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers Scholarship: Open to foreign born students who now reside in the US or US born studenst whose parents originated from another country. Available for any post-high school education program.
Microsoft Scholarship: Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.
Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship: Recent history of movement for agricultural employment. Demonstrate scholastic achievement, financial need, and successful completion of at least one year at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity: This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship aims to honor students who excel as creative problem-solvers and to help make their higher education goals more accessible.
Momeni Foundation Financial Assistance Scholarship: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and current college students who are of Iranian descent. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Scholarships are available regardless of citizenship or country of residency. All students at undergraduate, graduate, or PhD levels may apply. Students planning to attend or attending universities in Iran are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.
Music Skanner Scholarship: To be eligible for the Music Skanner Scholarship, each applicant must submit a 1,500-word (minimum) article related to Music or any content related to Music Marketing to apply.
My Projector Lamps Annual Scholarship: MyProjectorLamps.com announces a biannual scholarship and will award $500 to two students who best explore a topic we select. MyProjectorLamps.com is the leading online retailer of projector lamps, bulbs, and TV projection lamps in the United States alone. We are proud to offer high-quality projector lighting products to a diverse client base including educators, military personnel, religious organizations, and more. Please email your application to the following address:
MyRights Immigration Law Firm: Sweepstakes is open to persons holding currently valid status as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who are at least (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Must be enrolled at a college or university or trade school.
The National AIDS Memorial Grove (in San Francisco Golden Gate Park): Must demonstrate an active commitment to fighting AIDS (for example: providing peer-based prevention and education; advocacy or activism; public awareness; and/or practical, emotional or treatment support to people living with HIV/AIDS). Must describe their leadership experience and its significance to the future of the epidemic in an essay of up to 1,000 words. Applicants will be asked to provide a recommending letter. Applications will be judged by a panel of community leaders.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists: Each of the following criteria is weighed equally when NAHJ considers which students to select as scholarship recipients: commitment to the field of journalism; academic achievement; financial need; and awareness of the Latino community.
National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program: National scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and policy schools. The 2016 awardees will receive their scholarships at the Scholarship Galas in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.
On the Gas Scholarship: This scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in food and beverage & marketing. Besides monetary benefits, the scholarship provides professional development, educational support, and industry exposure opportunities.
Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest: The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are full time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring semester of the current year. American citizenship is not required.
Point Foundation Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is for students who are involved in the LGBTQ community (students do not need to self-identify with the LGBTQ community to qualify). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate very strong academic performance, proven leadership skills, and desire to make a difference in the world. Scholarships are awarded based on marginalization, financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, and personal and future goals. The program is open to all college students regardless of citizenship, but recipients must attend accredited institutions within the United States.
Puksta Scholars: In addition to a demonstrated passion for community engagement and a full commitment to the Puksta Scholars Program, an applicant must also: Be a full-time student (defined as at least 12 credit hours per semester). Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Meet MSU Denver's institutional financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements. Not be in default or owe any refund/repayment of federal, state, or institutional aid. Have a final high school transcript on file with the Office of Admissions, indicating graduation or proof of successful completion of a GED.
Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship-Chicano Organizing & Research in Education: Applicant must be an undocumented high school senior or GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S or Puerto Rico.
Scholarship America Dream Award: Eligibility: Applicants to the Scholarship America Dream Award must: Be at least 17 years of age, be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September of the corresponding year, have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June of the corresponding year, plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire academic year, be studying to obtain an associate's or first bachelor's degree, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), demonstrate financial need.
The Science Ambassador Scholarship: A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.
Stan Beck Fellowship: Applicants must be studying entomology or related discipline. Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 60 points: An undergraduate student majoring in entomology or related discipline at a college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico (10), have need based on physical limitation, economic, minority or environmental condition (10), recommendation of professors, advisors, etc. (10), enthusiasm, interest and achievement in entomology or related disciplines (10), notable academic plans (10), and impact of need (10).
Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship: Ted Rollins and TXG Capital award a $1,000 scholarship twice each year to one talented student who is majoring in a field related to sustainability. This money may be used to pay for tuition, books or living expenses.
Transtutors: Scholarship limited to institutions in USA/Australia. All majors are eligible. Participant should be at least 13 years of age. Essay should be well researched 800 words article, Non Plagiarized and grammatically correct.
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute: USHLI IS is a non-profit dedicated to empowering the Latino community by promoting education, leadership development, unity, and civic participation. Their Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship seeks to support students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. Recipients will also receive a scholarship to attend the 35th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL. The eligibility requirements are: must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution, demonstrate financial need, and at least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship: The Family Scholarship Program is intended to help two members of the same family move up the economic development ladder through education. Applicants must be two members of the same family. All applicants must be age 18 or older. Country of origin for at least one of the applicants must be outside the United States. Application must include educational providers for primary and secondary award recipients.
Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship: Minimum college grade point average (GPA) of not less than the equivalent of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories, working towards a bachelor’s degree, and plan to continue to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year. Interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field. Entering senior year in the 2015-2016 academic year. Must be female, of any citizenship or nationality.