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.

GAPA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who express activism in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities; however, applicants do not need to identify as either to apply. Preference will be given to those who identify as both API and LGBTQ. There is no citizenship requirement, however student must be attending a U.S. accredited institution.

Grab the Mic: Join 193,242 Young People Making Schools Safer for LGBTQ+ Students
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2018
Description: 78% of LGBTQ+ teens are teased or bullied in their schools and communities. Educate friends and promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity by sharing DoSomething’s ally guide. Then share an event finder and make a plan to attend a Pride event. You’ll make a difference for LGBTQ+ students in your community and be entered to win the scholarship.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 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.

National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees
Sponsor: CharterUP
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: July 5, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are first-generation U.S. citizens (born outside the U.S.), refugees, or immigrants (legal documentation is not required). Applicant must have at least a 3.4 GPA.

You’ve Got The Power: Share a Tip on How you Found the Power to Beat Bullying
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 9, 2018
Description: Bullying affects 1 in 5 students in the U.S. Simply share a tactic to overcome bullying. DoSomething will compile the best ones into the largest ever peer-to-peer anti-bullying guide. The guide will help thousands of other young people beat bullying and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries!

R&D Systems Scholarship
Sponsor: R&D Systems
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students worldwide enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies with a declared major in a science related field. Applicant must submit a 140 character statement/tweet on why they deserve the scholarship and a personal statement on how they plan to use their degree to further advance science in the field of their interest.

Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Lincoln Forum
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who were full-time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Abraham Lincoln.

Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Cogniizant Transformation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are 18 years of age or older and who are enrolled in college for the year 2017 anywhere in the world. Applicant must have an interest in entrepreneurship.

Homework Lab Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Homework Lab
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students from all over the world. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to jobs in the future.

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.

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