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.

$1,500 Easy Scholarship: Ready to Vote? Quiz
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Take and share our online quiz with friends to educate them on everything they need to know to vote in the upcoming elections. You’ll be entered to win a $1,500 scholarship!

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Share a Mental (Health) Note with a Guy Friend
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by giving a guy in your life (a friend, teammate, fraternity brother, actual brother, or boyfriend) one of our Mental (Health) Notes as a reminder to spend some quality “him” time. Using the card, he’ll set aside time to do a quick mental health check-in, do some personalized self-care, and be connected to clutch mental health resources for especially tough times. At the same time, you’ll automatically enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Win-win!

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Take a Quiz & Share a Personal Finance Guide Online
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship just by taking a Would You Rather-style quiz and sharing a personal finance guide with a friend. Answer five easy (and outrageous!) questions about saving money, and we’ll give you an online financial literacy guide. Share the guide with a friend to help them take control of their money, and you’ll automatically enter to win a $2,500 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy! (P.S. Ever guide you share earns you another chance to win the scholarship. So 1 share = 1 chance to win, 10 shares = 10 chances to win, and so on! You can always share with more friends!)

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
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.

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)
Sponsor: LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming Hispanic college freshmen from underserved communities who are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, or granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 14, 2020extended to March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school, college bound, undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Writers of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: Up to 1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

Davis-Putter Scholarship
Sponsor: Davis Putter Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are active in movements for social and/or economic justice and have financial need. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression.

Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 3.6 GPA. Scholarship is open to students worldwide, but student must be attending college in the U.S. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship open only to students studying in a Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. For the general scholarship, applicant must read and interpret a given poem. For the STEM scholarship, applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: The Esperanza Education Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000 over four years
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or a recent GED grad residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia. Applicant must have been born outside the U.S. or have two parents who were born outside of the U.S. There is no citizenship or legal residence requirements.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

Golden Apple Scholars
Sponsor: Golden Apple
Amount: Up to $23,000 over four years
Closing Date: April 3, 2020
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 2020.

Key to a Bright Future Scholarship
Sponsor: The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and current undergraduate students (students at two-year schools with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university, or current four-year college or university students). Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, hold Permanent Residency or have DACA status. Applicant must submit a short introduction and an essay on how they find balance between school life, work life, and extracurricular activities.

Riding into the Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 8, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and current undergraduate students who are residents of New Jersey. Applicant must submit a short introduction and a personal essay about their greatest personal achievement and something difficult that they overcame.

Writing the Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Di Bella Law Offices, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 14, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and current undergraduate students either attending or planning to transfer to a four-year university. Applicant must submit an essay a good deed they did or are currently doing for someone else.

Bowties and Books Scholarship
Sponsor: Bottlinger Law L.L.C.
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college, or currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year college/university. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, hold permanent residency or be a DACA recipient. Applicant must submit an essay on why they are attending the college they are/will be attending.

International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: International College Counselors
Amount: $250
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-11 anywhere in the world. Applicant must submit an essay that brags about their high school or homeschool experience. In addition to the worldwide winner, one winner will be selected from Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach Counties (Florida).

King Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors majoring in television and film at an accredited four-year, degree-granting U.S. college or university.

New Heights Scholarship
Sponsor: The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in a two-year or four-year post-secondary educational institution. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, hold permanent residency or be a DACA recipient. Applicant must submit a short introduction and essay on their future goals.

Best Foot Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Grant Law Office
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 22, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the United States who are residents of Georgia. Applicant must submit an essay on something they love to do and why.

IUYA Scholarship
Sponsor: Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 26, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undocumented students residing in Indiana who are currently attending, or accepted into a two or four-year college or university in Indiana for Fall 2020. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Your Time to Climb Scholarship
Sponsor: The Tenge Law Firm LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. Applicant must submit an essay on a time they pushed themselves to work harder to achieve a goal.

Make Your Mark Scholarship
Sponsor: Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 29, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA status. Applicant must submit an essay on how they plan to make their mark.

Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Contest – 11th and 12 Grade
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 11 and 12. Applicant must submit an essay comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Contest – 8th, 9th and 10th Grade
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

HSC Scholarships
Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students of Hispanic/Latino heritage who plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must reside in Texas, but U.S. citizenship is not required.

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students enrolled full-time in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, or four-year college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to safe access to clean water and proper sanitation. Scholarship is open to students worldwide.

MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: MoolahSPOT
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
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.

Nikon Small World Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to anyone worldwide over the age of 18 who have an interest in photography through the microscope.

American Floral Endowment Scholarship Programs
Sponsor: American Floral Endowment
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to students who will be pursuing a career that is in a field related to floriculture or horticulture. Applicant must also be a citizen or resident of the United States or Canada, or be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada.

Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership
Sponsor: Earth Island Institute
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of Jul. 1, 2019) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands) and U.S. Territories.

Husband and Wife Law Team Scholarship
Sponsor: Breyer Law Offices PC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 5, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. Applicant must submit an essay on how they intend to use what they learn in college, no matter what field they end of working in.

Foundation for Your Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate college students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, hold permanent residency, or be a DACA recipient. Applicant must submit a short introduction and an essay on who they look up to and why.

Becca’s Closet Scholarships
Sponsor: Becca’s Closet
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020extended to May 8, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who have made an outstanding, documented contribution to his or her local community through the creation of or involvement in a Becca’s Closet chapter or Becca’s Closet organized through a supporting organization. Applicant must a U.S. Citizen, legal resident or DACA-eligible.

Rise to Shine Scholarship
Sponsor: Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 12, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. Applicant must submit an essay explaining how they plan to become their best self.

Texts=Wrecks Scholarship
Sponsor: GibsonSingleton PLLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 13, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must submit a short introduction and an essay on their good choices like choosing not to drive distracted or choosing not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Challenge Accepted! Scholarship
Sponsor: Aghabegian & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 19, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are U.S. Citizens, hold permanent residency or DACA status. Applicant must submit a personal essay on a time they tested themselves against overwhelming odds.

Against the Current Scholarship
Sponsor: JD Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 26, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate college students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, hold permanent residency, or be a DACA recipient. Applicant must submit an essay on a time they fought for something they believed was right even when others ignored the issue or advised them to move on.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: $500 and up
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
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.

Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize
Sponsor: Washington Map Society
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Prize is open to all full and part-time undergraduate, graduate, and first year post-doctoral students attending accredited colleges and universities anywhere in the world. Student must submit a research paper or bibliographic study related to the history of cartography.

ABC Humane Wildlife Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: ABC Humane Wildlife Control and Prevention, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current female college students studying or planning to study the fields of science, engineering, mathematics, or technology. Applicant must submit an essay on why they are passionate about STEM.

Phyliss J. McCarthy Scholarship for Excellence in Writing
Sponsor: LearnCurious
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 23, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. and international students who are current high school juniors and seniors (and rising juniors for the 2020-2021 school year). Applicant must respond to one of three prompts.

Medler Law Firm College Scholarship
Sponsor: The Medler Law Firm LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. International students are eligible if they are enrolled in a college in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to injuries and corporate responsibilities.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change.

Save for Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Coupons Plus Deals
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors of all nationalities and majors who are at least 16 years old and are enrolled at an accredited university or college all around the world. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to saving money.

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