Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Golden Door Scholars Program
Sponsor: Golden Door Scholars
Amount: Full tuition, room and board for a year-year degree at a Golden Door partner school. Students at other schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Closing Date: October 25, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Applicants from states where DACA students must pay out-of-state tuition at public universities and community colleges will be given strong preference.

Easy Self-Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Shine
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
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.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

Uncover the Truth: Encourage Friends to Fight Propaganda and Defend Science
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: At this very moment, a think tank funded by Big Oil billionaires is sending a “science textbook” called “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to every science teacher in the country. You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship just by sharing a pledge on social media that encourages your friends to talk to their teachers about this propaganda-filled book. You’ll defend science, fight propaganda, and be entered to win the scholarship.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to individuals 16 years of age or older who have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents.

Harvey Fellows Program
Sponsor: Mustard Seed Foundation
Amount: $12,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2017
Description: Program is open to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. Past successful applicants were preparing for careers in Business, Economics, Finance, International diplomacy, security, journalism and media, visual and performing arts, public policy, and applied and theoretical sciences. Students from all nations are encouraged to apply.

#BECAUSEILOVEYOU Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 7, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 25 years or younger who are current or former high school students and who attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories. Applicant must submit an original poem on what “healthy relationship” means to them.

ACES Scholarships
Sponsor: American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates. Applicant must have a commitment to a career in copy editing, exemplary work and academic achievement, and recommendations from teachers and work supervisors. Students in countries other than the United States may apply as well.

Better Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Ward Law Group
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
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.

DreamLandsDesign Scholarship
Sponsor: Dreamlands Design
Amount: $999
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to college students, including international students, who will be enrolled during the Winter/Spring 2018 semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to concrete.

Hitched Wedding Scholarship
Sponsor: Hitched
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. While the scholarship is open to anyone embarking or enrolled in a higher education course, special consideration will be given to students pursuing a course in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Fashion or Design. Applicant must write a 600 word blog or article on any wedding topic.

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sponsor: Smithsonian Magazine
Amount: UP to $2,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Contest is open to individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years of age. Contestant can submit photos in the categories of Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, or Mobile.

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