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.

Clean GIF Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: COIT Cleaning & Restoration
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Submissions from international students are welcome. Applicant must create a lightly GIF that shows a fast way to get your space cleaned.

ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship
Sponsor: ExpressVPN
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States. There is no age or citizenship requirement. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to privacy.

Grab the Mic: Make a Poster to Educate Others on Sexual Harassment
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Nearly half of students (and over half of all girls) in grades seven to 12 report experiencing some form of sexual harassment. You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship by making a poster with important facts about sexual harassment. Your poster will educate your community on the issue and help them spot the signs of sexual harassment. DoSomething will give you a step-by-step guide to make your sign and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries!

MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: MoolahSPOT
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students at least 16 years or older who plan to attend, or are currently attending, college or graduate school. Students may be of any nationality and reside in any country. Applicant must submit a short form and a short essay.

Brake It Down: Take a Quiz to See How Well You Know Your Best Friend
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Take a simple quiz to see how well you know your best friend. Based on your answers, you’ll find out what kind of driver, passenger, or pedestrian your best friend is. Then you’ll receive customized tips to help them stay safe on the road! Just for taking the quiz, you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Each time you share a unique registration link, you’ll receive one scholarship entry. Unlimited entries!

FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.

The Talk: Make a Card To Tell Your Parents You Want to Stay Cancer-Free
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: September 17, 2018
Description: Make a card (or print one DoSomething has created) to tell your parents you want to stay cancer-free. You can prevent many kinds of cancer with the simple, free HPV vaccination. Use the tips (and funny, clever simple cards!) to tell your parents that getting vaccinated against HPV and staying cancer free is important to you. Upload a photo of your card and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Time
Closing Date: September 27, 2018
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

Pump It Up: Post a Flyer to Keep Your Friend Safe on the Road
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Only 19% of drivers have the right about of air in their tires. Print a flyer (or make your own) about tiresafety and leaving it under your friend’s windshield wiper. They’ll learn how to save money on gas and stay safer on the road, and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

NHHF Scholarship
Sponsor: National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), pharmacy, nursing, public health or health policy. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in NHHF Scholars Alumnus activities is required. Student must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent lawful resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2018
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

Community Service Scholarship
Sponsor: GreenMatch
Amount: £1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a community service activity or initiative they have participate in and what green living means to them.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

Scholarship for Women in Business
Sponsor: Market Inspector
Amount: £1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to women who have been studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level in a Native English speaking country who has started their own business.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: $500 and up
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to individuals 16 years of age or older who have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents.

Coupons for Save Scholarship
Sponsor: Coupons For Save
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students of all nationalities and majors who are at least sixteen years old and enrolled at an accredited university or college all around the world (U.S., U.K. Canada, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam…) for the current school year. Applicant must submit an essay on how you can save money in your daily life.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

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