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.

Find Your Path Scholarship
Sponsor: Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university during the upcoming academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a short introduction and an essay about a time they were facing a hardship and how someone helped them.

Best Foot Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Grant Law Office
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States who are residents of Georgia. Applicant must submit a short introduction and an essay on something they love to do and why.

Sincerely, Us: Make a Card to Show Muslim Americans You Stand With Them This Eid
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: It’s a scary time for lots of Muslims in the U.S. Hate crimes towards our Muslim American neighbors have risen dramatically since 2015. Make and send a handmade Happy Eid card to mosques across the country as a sign of support for our Muslim American friends and neighbors.

Take Back the Prom: Advocate for an Inclusive Prom Court at Your School
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: In a national survey, 48.6% of LGBTQ+ students reported that their school had gender-specific homecoming courts, prom kings/queens, or other types of honors at dances. Use DoSomething’s toolkit and one-on-one coaching to update your school’s tradition and give *everyone* the chance to be royalty.

Take Back the Prom: Outfits Donation
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: The average student spends over $1,100 on prom, with one major expense being the outfit. Donate your gently-used prom clothes to a local organization to ensure students from low-income households can have an outfit on prom night. Or, you can even run a drive in your school and/or community to collect these items to be part of the nation’s largest youth-led prom clothing drive.

Take Back the Prom: Submit a Petition or Share your Story
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Prom is supposed to be an experience every student can celebrate and cherish. But this year, thousands will face discrimination on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, body type, ability, income, or even clothing. Submit a petition signature demanding change from schools that still have discriminatory prom policies or share your own story of discrimination at a prom.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers
Sponsor: Geneseo Migrant Center
Amount: $500 and up
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
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, 2019
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.

JASNA Essay Contest
Sponsor: Jane Austen Society of North America
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: June 3, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students world-wide who are enrolled in high school, college/university, or graduate school. Student must submit an essay on a given topic related a Jane Austen work.

NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Association of People with Disabilities
Amount: $5,625
Closing Date: June 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. While applicant does not need to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for the scholarship, applicant must currently be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

Road to Success Scholarship
Sponsor: Novik & Stanley
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 6, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent residency or DACA status. Applicant must submit an essay on an adversity they have faced and challenges they anticipate facing throughout college.

Levin-Goffee Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants
Sponsor: Stonewall Community Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, or intersex students who are enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City. Applicant must not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa.

GAPA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 9, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who express activism in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities; however, applicants do not need to identify as either to apply. Preference will be given to those who identify as both API and LGBTQ. There is no citizenship requirement, however student must be attending a U.S. accredited institution.

Your Time to Climb Scholarship
Sponsor: The Tenge Law Firm LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. Applicant must submit an essay on a time they pushed themselves to work harder to achieve a goal.

Make Your Mark Scholarship
Sponsor: Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 13, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA status. Applicant must submit an essay on how they plan to make their mark.

FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 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.

Husband and Wife Law Team Scholarship
Sponsor: Breyer Law Offices PC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 18, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. Applicant must submit an essay on how they intend to use what they learn in college, no matter what field they end of working in.

WIA Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Women in Aerospace Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: June 18, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female students of any citizenship or nationality who are rising college juniors or seniors and have an interest in a career in the aerospace field and pursuing a higher education degree in engineering, math, or science.

Freedom of Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award
Sponsor: Black Skeptics Los Angeles | Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the U.S. , who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into a two or four-year college. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American). Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 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.

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 20, 2019
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of fruit, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts.

Dream Act Scholarship
Sponsor: Natalia Segermeister: The Visa Firm
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 30, 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.

Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Lincoln Forum
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who were full-time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Abraham Lincoln.

R&D Systems Scholarship
Sponsor: R&D Systems
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students worldwide enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies with a declared major in a science related field. Applicant must submit a 200 character statement on what extracurricular activities they partake in that are related to their studies and a personal statement.

Ride & Seek: Post Flyers to Help Keep Friends and Family Safe on the Road
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
Description: Seat belts save up to 15,000 lives every year. Print and post flyers with enticing fill-in-the-blanks about road safety. For every flyer you post, you’ll keep friends safe on the road and earn another chance to win the scholarship.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 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.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2019
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.

Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
Sponsor: Market Inspector
Amount: £1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to young entrepreneurs who are studying at an undergraduate or a postgraduate level at a university in an English-speaking country. Applicant must submit an essay describing their business plan.

Save for Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Coupons Plus Deals
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors of all nationalities and majors who are at least 16 years old and are enrolled at an accredited university or college all around the world. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to saving money.

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