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.

IUYA Scholarship
Sponsor: Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
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 2021. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Best Foot Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Grant Law Office
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 20, 2021
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.

Husband and Wife Law Team Scholarship
Sponsor: Breyer Law Offices PC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 21, 2021
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.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Answer 3 Questions to Improve Education on Race, Racism, and History
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by answering 3 questions to share ideas on how your school, district, or textbook could improve its curriculum on race, racism, and US history. We’ll use your feedback and work with experts to create guides for students and educators to improve race and history education nationwide. Simply answer the 3 questions and you’ll automatically enter to win the $2,500 scholarship. Let’s Do This!

HSC Scholarships
Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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, 2021
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.

Millie Brother Scholarship for Hearing Children of Deaf Adults
Sponsor: Children of Deaf Adults, Inc.
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to hearing children of deaf adults who are incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students. International students are welcome to apply.

MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: MoolahSPOT
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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.

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2021) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems.

Practice Acts of Kindness Mini Contest
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Contest is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age worldwide. Student must use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.

Youth Free Expression Film Contest: Truth to Power
Sponsor: National Coalition Against Censorship
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Description: Contest is open to individuals living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens) who will be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Contestant must create a one-minute video using film, animation, photographs, music, or anything else to show the importance of expressing oneself and one’s gender identify through personal appearance.

Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership
Sponsor: Earth Island Institute
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: May 14, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of May 14, 2021) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands) and U.S. Territories.

IvyPanda Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Sponsor: IvyPanda
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and university students from any country. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to COVID-19.

Future Mentors Scholarship
Sponsor: Justice Solutions Group
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming students who have received an acceptance letter and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to mentorship. Scholarship is open to domestic, international, and undocumented students, as well as students attending online universities.

Save for Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Coupons Plus Deals
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2021
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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