Scholarships for Undocumented Students

The following scholarships are open to students who are undocumented, DACA-eligible, or hold DACA status. Some of the scholarships are specifically for undocumented students, while others are open to all students, no matter their citizenship.

Save the Mascots Art Competition
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 19, 2018
Description: Secondhand smoke causes cancer, which is why thousands of colleges have gone tobacco-free. Problem is, 3,273 campuses still allow tobacco. Create the official campaign mascot for #SaveTheMascot! Submit your cheeky illustration of a mascot coping with the effects of secondhand smoke.

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating seniors and graduates of public or private high schools in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties (California) who are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Applicant must submit two writing samples.

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: World of 7 Billion
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 22, 2017
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.

Golden Apple Scholars
Sponsor: Golden Apple
Amount: Up to $23,000 over four years
Closing Date: February 15, 2018extended to February 26, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) who are residents of Illinois and will graduate high school in 2018.

1990 Institute Contest
Sponsor: 1990 Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Contest is open to U.S. and China-based students and media-makers age 13-25. Applicant must submit a 2-3 minute travel video on a China trip they’d like to take and why.

Feeding Better Futures: Share a Photo of a Food or Sustainability Issue in Your Home, School, or Community
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: 1 in 8 people on Earth struggle with hunger, including 13 million kids and teenagers in America and 2.5 million Canadians who live without secure access to food. Use DoSomething’s guide to spot a problem around food waste, hunger relief, or another issue. Take a photo of the problem and suggest a creative solution your home, school, or community could use. Unlimited entries.

Grab the Mic: Share our Netflix Guide on Social Media
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
Description: Asian actors make up only 1% of Hollywood’s leading roles. LGBTQ+ characters make up 2% of speaking roles. Black people make up 12% of the adult population in the United States, but only 5% of people who run for office. Share DoSomething’s Netflix guide on your social media to support diversity in media.

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