Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Goya Foods Culinary Arts Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Goya Foods
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshman who will be majoring in Culinary Arts or Food Science. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or qualify for DACA.

Guthrie-Koch Scholarship
Sponsor: National PKU News
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to young persons with phenylketonuria (PKU) who are on the diet treatment and about to attend or already attending a college, university, or technical school at the undergraduate level. Residents of any country may apply, but the application and letters of recommendation must be in understandable English.

Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute
Amount: $250
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Description: Contest is open to youth ages 14-21 around the globe. Applicant must submit an essay or visual essay on a topic related to a quotation by Henry David Thoreau.

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating seniors and graduates of public or private high schools in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties (California) who are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Applicant must submit two writing samples.

Give your Friend a Card
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2019
Description: We all have a friend who’s awesome at something but needs a little boost of confidence to realize their true potential. This V-Day season, you could win the scholarship by making a card for your friend who needs a little boost of confidence to realize their true potential. Take a picture of you giving the card to your friend and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship. Unlimited entries!

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and AB-540/DACA recipients who are a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African-American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year accredited institution in the U.S. with at least a 3.0 GPA and majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations.

Leadership 1000 Scholarship
Sponsor: College Success Foundation – Washington State
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who plan to attend, or are currently attending, an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State and whose family income does not exceed the amount listed by family size (available on website).

Student Video Contest
Sponsor: World of 7 Billion
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.

TheDream.US National Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Dream.US Scholarship Program
Amount: Up to $29,000
Closing Date: February 28, 2019
Description: Applicant must be a DREAMer who is DACA eligible and has applied for or received DACA approval. Applicant must be a first time college student and intend to attend a partner college (details available on website). In addition to the national scholarship, there is location specific scholarships (states where they face paying out-of-state tuition or will not admit students to their universities).

Dream Big Scholarship
Sponsor: RentLingo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student (including international students) 18 years or older currently attending a college or university. Applicant must submit a short online form and essay on their dream job.

Foxy Trades Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Foxy Trades LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students in the U.S. or U.K. who are studying in the fields of business or finance and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on why they decided to study finance.

Golden Apple Scholars
Sponsor: Golden Apple
Amount: Up to $23,000 over four years
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) who are residents of Illinois and will graduate high school in 2019.

The Fountain Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Foundation Magazine
Amount: UP to $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
Description: There is no age limit or a condition to fulfill for entry. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic of “Should We Be Grateful?”

California Dream Act Scholarships
Sponsor: California Student Aid Commission
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who attended a California high school for a minimum of three years and will enroll in an accredited California college or university. Applicant must be a non-resident applying under AB 540 and AB 131.

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school, college bound, undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest
Sponsor: Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,800
Closing Date: March 3, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to Jewish people or values.

FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.

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.

Dream Act Scholarship
Sponsor: Natalia Segermeister: The Visa Firm
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the United States.

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.

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.

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.

Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: The Esperanza Education Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000 over four years
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or a recent GED grad residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia. Applicant must have been born outside the U.S. or have two parents who were born outside of the U.S. There is no citizenship or legal residence requirements.

Fountainhead Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 25, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students who are in 11th or 12th grade and have read Ayn Rand’s “Fountainhead.” Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to “Fountainhead.” There is no citizenship requirement to participate.

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2019) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems.

Practice Acts of Kindness Mini Contest
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age worldwide. Student must share their random or non-random acts of kindness by creating a video, poem, story, drawing, photograph, or anything else that captures one of their acts of kindness.

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