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.

Point Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Point Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 28, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college student who are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. There is no citizenship requirement, but applicant must be attending or planning to attend an institution in the United States.

Better Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Ward Law Group
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States who have an interest in immigration reform and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to immigration reform.

Nikon Photo Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to everyone, professional and amateur photographers, regardless of nationality, age, and sex. Applicant must submit photography or video using a Nikon device.

Opportunity Scholarship for Locked-Out Dreamers
Sponsor: TheDream.US
Amount: Up to$80,000 over four years
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and high school graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers, or bars them from attending state colleges and universities all together.

The Five Actions Challenge: Five Days and Five Ways to Make an Impact This Holiday Season
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: Only 14% of people feel a strong connection to their community. You can win the scholarship by doing five nice things in five days this holiday season. Sign up to receive daily actions, like make thank you cards for people in your school to collect cans for local food and homeless shelters. Snap a picture of you doing the daily action and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

Treat Yo Friends: Make a Friend an IOU Activity Book to Celebrate What Makes Them Unique
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2019
Description: 1 in 5 students experience bullying, often because of the passions that makes them who they are. You can win an essay scholarship just by finding an activity your friend loves to do and asking them to do it with you! Every submission of a photo of your IOU booklet will count as an entry. Unlimited entries.

AEF Scholarship
Sponsor: Ascend Educational Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.

BMI Student Composer Awards
Sponsor: BMI Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Award is open to citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere who is engaged in the study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative). Applicant must have been born on after February 2, 1990. Applicant must submit one composition.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change.

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship
Sponsor: The Sunflower Initiative
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to highly motivated female graduating high school seniors who have a desire to attend a women’s college in the United States. Applicant must have at least a 3.7 GPA. There is no citizenship requirement, but student must plan on attending a college in the U.S.

Future Mentors Scholarship
Sponsor: Justice Solutions Group
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
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.

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