Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Center for Cyber Safety and Education
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and undergraduate students who are pursuing (or planning to pursue) a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Applicant must have at least a 3.3 GPA and there is no citizenship requirements.

Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
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.

Team Up, Dream Up: Make a Sign to Boost Your Friend’s Confidence
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 15, 2018
Description: Use DoSomething’s easy instructions to make a sign encouraging your friend to follow their dreams. Upload a photo of yourself with your sign and you’ll both be automatically entered to win the scholarship! Unlimited entries!

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school, college bound, undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

CTCL Scholarship
Sponsor: Colleges That Change Lives
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 23, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to new first-year students, including international students and undocumented students, who will be attending a CTCL-member college or university.

Becca’s Closet Scholarships
Sponsor: Becca’s Closet
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 30, 2018
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.

Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: The Esperanza Education Fund
Amount: Up to $20,000 over four years
Closing Date: March 30, 2018
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.

International College Counselors Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: International College Counselors
Amount: $250
Closing Date: March 30, 2018
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).

Easy Self-Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Shine
Amount: $500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to college students who reside in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, regardless of citizenship. Student must sign up to get a free daily text message to help them practice self-care to be entered for the scholarship.

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

Save the Mascots: Share a Photo to Urge Colleges to Go Tobacco-Free
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Secondhand smoke causes cancer, which is why thousands of colleges have gone tobacco-free. Problem is, 3,273 campuses still allow tobacco. Post a photo urging college campuses to go tobacco-free! Post a photo (DoSomething will provide one) of a college mascot and tag a nearby college, asking them to #SaveTheMascots by going tobacco-free.

Writers of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: Up to 1,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
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.

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