Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Paradigm Challenge
Sponsor: Project Paradigm
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2018
Description: Challenge is open to students aged 4 to 18 years of age (as of May 1, 2018) worldwide. Applicants may work in a team or alone to develop new ideas to improve personal health.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged. In addition to the general contest, there is special regional contests for students in California, Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin), and Colorado.

Fountainhead Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students who are in 11th or 12th grade who 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. In addition to the general contest, there are special regional contests for students in Chicagoland (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) and Colorado.

NSHSS Emerging Leader Award
Sponsor: National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate freshmen, sophomores and juniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership in their school, community and/or workplace. Application is open to NSHSS college members worldwide.

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
Sponsor: The Education Fund | Pepsi Co
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 25, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students of Latino descent who are graduating high school seniors. Applicant must be planning to start their studies at higher educational institutions in Arizona or California. Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in extra-curricular activities, a commitment to volunteer service in the community and financial need.

Sleep Sherpa Scholarship
Sponsor: The Sleep Sherpa
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students. Applicant must submit a video sharing their dream, how education will further their dream, and what will they do to make the world a better place.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: $500 and up
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
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.

Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize
Sponsor: Washington Map Society
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Prize is open to all full and part-time undergraduate, graduate, and first year post-doctoral students attending accredited colleges and universities anywhere in the world. Student must submit a research paper or bibliographic study related to the history of cartography.

Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 3.6 GPA. Scholarship is open to students worldwide, but student must be attending college in the U.S. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship open only to students studying in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. For the general scholarship, applicant must read and interpret a given poem. For the STEM scholarship, applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Cogniizant Transformation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 17, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are 18 years of age or older and who are enrolled in college for the year 2017 anywhere in the world. Applicant must have an interest in entrepreneurship.

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