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.

Best & The Brightest Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Millennium Momentum Foundation Inc.
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: March 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or students who currently have AB 540 status. Application opportunity targets, but is not limited to the following ethnic groups: African-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Indian/Native American. Applicant must be a full-time college student (minimum Sophomore standing) and pursuing a career in a public service related field.

Let’s Stress Less
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 30, 2019
Description: America’s youngest generation is significantly more likely than other generations to report their mental health as fair or poor. Share your tip on how to manage stress. DoSomething will crowd source tips from young people across the country to create the largest anti-stress guide. Every text automatically enters you for the scholarship.

1990 Institute Contest
Sponsor: 1990 Institute
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to U.S. and China-based students and media-makers age 13-25. Applicant must submit a 2-5 minute travel video on Chinese food (food is not just what you eat, but also a reflection of the culture and people of its origin).

Collect Items for a Homeless Shelter
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: On any given day there are 600,000 people experiencing homelessness in America. About one-quarter of them are teenagers or children. You can win the scholarship by providing daily essentials (like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and nonperishable foods) to a local homeless shelter. Snap a picture of you and the items you are donating and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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.

International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: International College Counselors
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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).

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)
Sponsor: LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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).

Overthrow the Crowd
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: In a national survey, 48.6% of LGBTQ+ students reported that their school had gender-specific homecoming courts, prom kings/queens, or other types of honors at dances. You can win the scholarship by advocating for a gender-inclusive prom court at your school. Gendered courts (with one”king” who’s a boy and one “queen” who’s a girl) excludes LGBTQ+ students. Use DoSomething’s toolkit and one-on-one coaching to update your school’s tradition and give *everyone* the chance to be royalty.

Prom for All
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: The average student spends over $1,100 on prom, with one major expense being the outfit. Prom should be for everyone, but for some students, it’s too expensive to attend. You can win the scholarship by donating your gently-used prom clothes to a local organization to ensure students from low-income households can have an outfit on prom night. You can even run a drive in your school and/or community to collect these items to be part of the nation’s largest youth-led prom clothing drive. Any action automatically enters you to win the scholarship.

Writers of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: Up to 1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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.

Becca’s Closet Scholarships
Sponsor: Becca’s Closet
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
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.

Davis-Putter Scholarship
Sponsor: Davis Putter Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
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.

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