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.

Wedding Retouching Company Scholarship
Sponsor: Wedding Retouching
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 24, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students worldwide who are either accepted into an educational institution or currently attending a college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA and student should be interested in photography or photo editing as a hobby or professionally. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the next revolution in photography.

NextGen Scholarship
Sponsor: P.E.R.K Consulting
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 27, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are international students or non-citizens and currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia OR are accepted into a college or university in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia.

Give a Spit About Cancer: Fight Blood Cancer Just by Swabbing Your Cheek
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: 70% of people with blood cancer rely on a complete stranger for a lifesaving bone marrow donation, but not everyone has an equal chance of finding a match. Share an online quiz with friends to education them on racial disparities in the bone marrow registry. Unlimited entries!

Grab the Mic: Unleash your Power to Do Something About Gun Violence
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: There have been over 1,500 mass shootings in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. Every day, seven American children are killed by a gun. Take a DoSomething quiz to learn the real deal about gun laws in your home state. Then, share the quiz with a friend to spread knowledge and empower them to take action. Unlimited entries!

HSC Scholarships
Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
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, 2018
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, 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.

Nikon Small World Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Contest is open to anyone worldwide over the age of 18 who have an interest in photography through the microscope.

Rinse, Recycle, Repeat: Create a Recycling Bin for Your Bathroom!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Nearly half of Americans don’t regularly recycle their empty beauty and personal care products. Create a bin to recycle empty beauty and personal care products in the bathroom. You’ll remind others to recycle, keep plastic out of landfills, and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries.

Save the Mascots: Share a Photo to Urge Colleges to Go Tobacco-Free
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018extended to April 30, 2018
Description: Secondhand smoke causes cancer, which is why thousands of colleges have gone tobacco-free. Problem is, 3,273 campuses still allow tobacco. Post a photo urging college campuses to go tobacco-free! Post a photo (DoSomething will provide one) of a college mascot and tag a nearby college, asking them to #SaveTheMascots by going tobacco-free.

WU Scholars Program
Sponsor: Western Union Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age who are pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. Scholarship is open to students worldwide.

American Floral Endowment Scholarship Programs
Sponsor: American Floral Endowment
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
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.

Anthem Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay that answers a given question related to the book. There is no citizenship requirements to apply. In addition to the general contest, there is a special regional contest for students in Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin)

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2018) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to develop new ideas to improve personal health.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged. In addition to the general contest, there is special regional contests for students in California, Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin), and Colorado.

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