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.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 27, 2017
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, have a 1310 on the SAT or PSAT or 28 on the ACT. Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details).

#SuperStressFace: Help Your Friends Reduce Stress!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: 97% of American teens report being stressed during back-to-school season. Yikes! Take a picture of what you look like when you’re stressed (your #SuperStressFace!) and share it with friends on social media with one of DoSomething’s tips proven to help de-stress.

Game-Winning Drive: College 1 Piece of Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Kids from underserved communities are 50% less likely to play sports. One reason is that equipment is too expensive to afford. Look in your closet or garage for 1 ball, bat, glove, stick, or any other sports gear. Then donate your item to a local community center (DoSomething will give you the address of the closet one!). You’ll be helping kids play more sports, which improves their well-being, and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
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.

Show Stress Who’s Boss: Share Tips to Help Friends Reduce Stress!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: 58% of college students deal with intense stress and anxiety. To cope, lots of them turn to smoking and binge drinking. You can win an easy scholarship just by sharing 5 simple ways for friends to reduce stress! DoSomething will send you easy, fun mental health hacks, and all you have to do is click a button to send them to friends. That’ll help friends unleash their potential this year, and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Take Shorter Showers to Save Water!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Americans use more than a TRILLION gallons of water showering each year. That’s enough to supply all the water needs of New Jersey and the Empire State. Share a five-minute playlist with a friend to remind them to keep their shower under five minutes. That’ll save up to 1,500 gallons of water this year and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

Tell Your Governor to Protect Your State and Our Planet!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: President Trump recently withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a global treaty to protect the planet. Use social media to tell your governor to protect health, the air and water, and the security of your state and our country. Tweet or post on Facebook asking your governor to sign a pledge that DoSomething provides. That’s ensure a safer, cleaner, better future for America and you’ll automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

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