Undocumented Students

26 Scholarships for Undocumented Americans

0 Comments 10 November 2014

26 Scholarhsips for Undocumented Students

For many undocumented students, finding accurate and reliable scholarship information is exceptionally difficult. The vast majority of scholarship providers require applicants to have a social security number or proof of citizenship, limiting the number of good opportunities available to undocumented Americans.

To try and help these hardworking students, we’ve combed our scholarship database to find awards for undocumented, international, and immigrant students. In addition, we’ve listed many great scholarships that our partners and friends have created specifically for undocumented students.

Please note that many of these scholarships have not yet been updated with 2015 application deadlines, so they may list as “expired” in our database. They are still valid scholarships, and will be updated with their exact 2015 dates at the beginning of the new year. If you know of any scholarships that are not on this list, please send an email with a link to the scholarship to our content manager. 

TheDream.US Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for undocumented students who are DACA eligible and have applied for or received DACA approval. Applicants must attend a partner college.

CORE Que Llueva Café Scholarship

This scholarship is for undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors.

Davis-Putter Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who are active in movements for social and/or economic justice. US citizenship is not required.

Activ8 Scholarship

This scholarship is for Latino students who demonstrate financial need. Non-US citizens and undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

This scholarship is for undergraduate students attending American colleges and universities. American citizenship is not required.

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for Hispanic students enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Applicants must reside in the United States. Undocumented students and non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Herbert Lehman Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors, high school graduates, and currently enrolled college freshmen of any ethnicity. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

National Peace Essay Contest for High School Students

This essay contest is for high school students in the United States and its territories. Students attending high school in the United States are eligible regardless of citizenship.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

This essay contest is for full-time college juniors and seniors attending colleges or universities in the United States. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors of Latino/Latina descent who are attending any two- or four-year institution of higher learning. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Momeni Foundation Financial Assistance Scholarship

This scholarship is for students of Iranian descent. Scholarships are available regardless of citizenship or country of residency.

Broome & Allen Scholarship

This scholarship is for students of Sephardic Jewish origin or who are working in Sephardic studies. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Point Foundation Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for students who are involved in the LGBTQ community. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Foster Care to Success Scholarships

This scholarship is for orphans and/or students who have been in foster care while living in the United States. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

A Voice for Animals Contest

This contest is for high school students who have participated in projects that promote the humane treatment of animals. Students are eligible regardless of nationality, citizenship, or country of residence.

Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest

This essay contest is for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders worldwide; there are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, Anthem by Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest

This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide; there are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

This essay contest is for 12th graders, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide; there are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Scholarships for Specific Fields of Study

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for Hispanic students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, math, or a related field, and are members of SHPE. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Earl Warren Scholarships

This scholarship is for college graduates who are planning to attend an accredited US law school. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Great Minds in STEM / HENAAC Scholars Program

This scholarship is for Hispanic students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math. Non-US citizens are encouraged to apply.

Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for rising college juniors and seniors who are studying television and film production. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for women of any citizenship or nationality who are interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field.

LMSA Scholarship for US Medical Students

This scholarship is for Hispanic students who are enrolling in a US-accredited medical school. Students are eligible regardless of immigration status.

American Nuclear Society John and Muriel Landis Scholarship

This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

National Sculpture Society Scholarship

This scholarship is for students studying sculpture art. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

 

 

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