My Undocumented Life Up-to-date information & resources for undocumented immigrants.
The Dream.USA is the nation’s largest college access and success program to help undocumented immigrant youth get access to a college education. TheDream.US offers scholarships nationwide for students with DACA or Temporary Protected Status. Their partner colleges – including Eastern Oregon University and Western Oregon University – are committed to serving and graduating DACA students.
Kelawachi Scholarship Foundation supports those students and their families who are thinking about entering or are currently engaged in the DACA process.
https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/undocumented-students/ This is another list of scholarships and college funding that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.
Specific Scholarships for Class of 2017:
We are continually expanding this list and featuring scholarships with approaching deadlines so be sure to check out this link periodically.
[Deadline: 10/12/16] Soros Justice Fellowship– This fellowship is open to individuals passionate about advancing reform, spurring debate, and catalyzing change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. Funding ranges from $58,700 to $110,250. This opportunity is open to undocumented immigrants with or without DACA.
[Deadline: 10/14/16] National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship– This $2,000 to $5,000 scholarship opportunity is open to students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and policy schools.
[Deadline: 10/15/16] La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship– This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented college and graduate school students.
[Deadline: 10/21/16] UCLA Law School Fellows Program– This program prepares participants to successfully enter and succeed in top law programs and legal careers by affording Fellows access to a variety of events, programs and services, including mentoring, LSAT preparation (course and workshops), and much more.
[Deadline: 10/25/16] Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship– This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented community college students who will be transferring to a 4-year university. Each award provides up to $40,000/year to cover the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.
[Deadline: 11/1/16] Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans– This fellowship provides up to $90,000 in support toward living expenses and tuition over two years. Students pursuing any graduate degree, discipline, or profession at any graduate school in the country may apply. Undergraduates on track to earn their undergraduate degree by June 2017 and first- or second-year graduate students are eligible to apply.
[Deadline: 11/1/16] Public Policy and International Affairs Program– This program supports students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. Students who are selected receive housing, food, a $1,500 stipend, GRE studying materials, and much more.
[Deadline: 11/4/16] NYSYLC Scholarship– This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students residing in NYC and attending or planning to attend a NY school.
[Deadline: 11/7/16] CARECEN Educational Exchange Trip to El Salvador– CARECEN recently announced their 4th annual Educational Exchange Trip to El Salvador and DACA recipients are highly encouraged to apply! The trip will take place from June 17 to July 3, 2017. CARECEN will assist eligible DACA & TPS recipients to apply for advance parole.
[Deadline: 11/8/16] Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative– This is a full-tuition and full-need scholarship open to undocumented students in the following regions: Tacoma-Seattle, Portland, Yakima Valley, Spokane, and Minnesota.
[Deadline: 11/14/16] DACA Scholars Scholarship– Scholarships available to students who are pursuing a higher education (2 scholarships of $500 & 2 scholarships of $1,000 for the Spring 2017 semester). This opportunity is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who are in high school, college, or graduate school.
[Deadline: 11/17/16] Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship– This fellowship opportunity is open to undocumented graduate students with DACA. It offers an annual stipend of $24,000, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows, as well as access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.
[Deadline: 11/30/16] Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship– This scholarship is open to undocumented high school students graduating in Spring 2017. It provides up to $40,000 per year (plus opportunities for internships, study abroad, graduate school funding, and more
[Deadline: 12/1/16] Golden Apple Scholarship– Golden Apple Scholars who enter the program out of High School receive up to $23,000 in scholarships and stipend funds, paid summer institutes, academic support, job placement assistance, and ongoing mentoring. This opportunity is open to undocumented high school students with DACA in Illinois.
[Deadline: 12/4/16] Google Lime Scholarship– Scholarships are open to undocumented students with disabilities. Students will be awarded based on the strength of their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).
[Deadline: 12/11/16] Science Ambassador Scholarship– This is a full tuition (for up to four years) scholarship opportunity for a woman who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math.
[Deadline: 12/12/16] LEDA Scholars Program– This program supports students over a six year trajectory so that they can apply to and thrive in selective colleges. It is open to undocumented high school juniors with DACA.
[Deadline: 12/31/16] Student Education and Leadership Fund Scholarship– This $6,000 scholarship opportunity who live in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia and who will have graduated from high school by July 1, 2017.
[Deadline: 12/31/16] USHLI Scholarship– Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate four-year institution are eligible for a $1000 scholarship. Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate two-year institution are eligible for a $500 scholarship.
[Deadline: 1/26/17] Microsoft Scholarship– This scholarship opportunity is for students who are interested in pursuing studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines.
[No deadline] Fee waiver for the LSAT– Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
[No deadline] Fee waiver for the MCAT- Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).