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50+ Scholarships For DACA / Undocumented Students

Last updated January 16, 2021

50+ Scholarships For DACA Students

50+ Scholarships For DACA Undocumented Students

If you're an undocumented or DACA student, finding financial aid for college can be tricky.  Undocumented students do not qualify for federal aid, and only a handful of states offer state grants to undocumented students. 

There are a number of scholarships for undocumented students out there, however.   Here's our list of over 50+ scholarships for DACA students. 

1.  The Dream.US National Scholarship  is for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates. Students can earn up to $14,500 for an associate's degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree. The Class of 2020 deadline has passed. We recommend the Class of 2021 to signup for their email notifications to stay updated. 

Deadline: February 25th, 2021

2.  The Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship  is for first-time college students and is for up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree. The Class of 2020 deadline has passed. We recommend the Class of 2021 to signup for their email notifications to stay updated. 

Deadline: January 28th, 2021

3. California Dream Act Scholarships offers varies. Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who attended a California high school for a minimum of three years and will enroll in an accredited California college or university. Applicant must be a non-resident applying under AB 540 and AB 131.

Deadline: March 2nd, 2021

4. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute SHRM Scholar-Intern Program offers paid internships to students from Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and San Diego, CA who are interested in human services/resources careers. 

Deadline: February 15th, 2021 

5. The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship offers scholarships of $20,000 to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. 

Deadline: February 20th, 2021  

6. McConnell Foundation Scholarships offers scholarships of up to $10,000 to students in Northern California who are within the McConnell foundation service area.

Deadline: March 5, 2021

7. Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship offers scholarships of $501-$6000 to students from the South Bay Area, CA.

Deadline: February 28th, 2021

8. The Esperanza Education Fund offers up to $20,000 depending on financial need. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community. 

Deadline: Opens January 1st, 2021

9. Ayn Rand Essay Contest offers $200 to $2,000 scholarships to 8th, 9th and 10th grade students who write compelling essays responding to novels by Ayn Rand. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter which includes many resources for writing and scholarship updates.

Deadline: April 28, 2021

10.   The Scholarship for Prospective Educators offers $500 - $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning on majoring in education. The deadline is in April. 

Deadline: Opens January 2021

11. The Peninsula College Fund Program offers scholarships of $3000/year and mentoring to low-income, first-generation students from the Bay Area, CA. 

Deadline: February 12th, 2021

12. Kennedy Memorial King Scholarship offers scholarships of $2501-$5000 to minority students from Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges.

Deadline: February 5th, 2021

13. Society of Exploration Geophysicists offers scholarships of up to $10,000 to students interested in pursuing an education in geophysics and related geo-sciences. 

Deadline: March 1st, 2021

14.  Point Foundation Scholarship offers scholarships to seniors in high school enrolling in a U.S. 4-year college. Must identify as LGBTQ+. Community college students, trade students or online programs do not qualify. 

Deadline: January 25th, 2021

15. RTDNF Journalism Scholarships offers scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.

Deadline: March 1st, 2021

16. The Ascend Fund NY offers scholarships of $10,000 or more and mentorship to students in New York City, regardless of their background or citizenship.

Deadline: February 5th, 2021

17. The California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship offers scholarships of $1500-$2500 to high school juniors who will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of the scholarship award. 

Deadline: Opens January 2021 

18. The Davis Putter Scholarship Fund offers $8,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.

Deadline: April 1st, 2021

19. eQuality Scholarship offers $6,000 scholarships for students who are residents of Northern or Central California (but may study elsewhere) who have demonstrated service in the LGBTQ+ community. Only 70 people applied for this scholarship in 2017!

Deadline: January 31st, 2021

20. Napa County Hispanic Network Scholarship offers scholarships of $501-$1000 to undocumented students from Napa County, CA.

Deadline: Early January 2021

21. Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship offers scholarships to Chicana/Latina women in Northern California. Opens January 1st, 2021

Deadline: March 31st, 2021 

22. AORN Foundation Scholarships offers scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in nursing by pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. This scholarship opens up on January 21st, 2021

Deadline: June 15th, 2021

23. Mexican-American Dream Scholarships are for immigrants, children of immigrants, AB-540 or DACA students who are pursuing their dream of completing a higher education degree.

Deadline: Opens Spring 2021

24. SOS Migrant Students Scholarship is a scholarship to support immigrant students in their academic and professional goals. They hope to provide mentorship and financial assistance. 

Deadline: Opens Spring 2021

Scholarships for DACA Students

25. Golden Doors Scholars offers scholarships to those who are seeking to obtain an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related field.

Deadline: October 25, 2020 *Closed*

26. Los Hermanos De Stanfordscholarship is for Latino/Latino students who are graduating from high school with plans to attend any two or four year institution of higher learning. Attending Stanford University is not a requirement. Applicants will be judged on their contributions to the guiding principles of Los Hermanos de Stanford: community service, academic excellence, and cultural awareness.

Deadline: October 16, 2020 *Closed*

27. Questbridge National Match Scholarships offers $200,000 to academically advanced, low-income, high school seniors.

Deadline: September 29th, 2020 *Closed*

28. The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship offers scholarships to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership.

Deadline: July 20th, 2020 *Closed*

29. Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship _ Chicano Organizing& Research in Education offers scholarships from $501- $1,000 for Chicano, Latino descent, Undocumented student, or someone who was born outside of the US but lives here without legal permission from the federal government.

Deadline: July 31st, 2020 *Closed*

30. The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship offers scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership, academic competitiveness, community involvement, and financial need. Undocumented and DACA recipients are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 31st, 2020 *Closed*

31. National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships offer a number of scholarships ranging from $1,500-$5,000 to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, broadcast, digital or photojournalism who have at least a 3.0 GPA. 

Deadline: February 28th, 2020 *Closed* 

32. 826 Valencia Scholarships offers scholarships of $10,000 or more to first-generation students in the Bay Area/San Francisco, CA who have participated in 826 Valencia programming at some point during their schooling. 

Deadline:January 31st, 2020 *Closed*

33.  Education First Scholarship offers scholarships of up $5000 to students in EF Chapter cities including, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, and Portland. 

Deadline: March 2020 *Closed*

34. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers awards based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected. 

Deadline: February 15, 2020 *Closed*

35. Immigrant Rising's Scholarship Fund offers $7,000 scholarships to low-income immigrant student who live and/or attend college in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Deadline:December 2019 *Closed*  

36. Becca's Closet Scholarships offers $1,000. Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who have made an outstanding, documented contribution to his or her local community through the creation of or involvement in a Becca’s Closet chapter or Becca’s Closet organized through a supporting organization. Applicant must a U.S. Citizen, legal resident or DACA-eligible. 

Deadline: May 8th, 2020 *Closed*

37. CUNY BECAS scholarships up to $6,730 for current and prospective CUNY undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican and/or immigrant community.

Deadline: January 1st, 2020 *Closed* 

38. Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship twice each year to one talented student who is majoring in a field related to sustainability. This money may be used to pay for tuition, books or living expenses.

Deadline: December 1, 2020 *Closed*

39. Golden Apple Scholarships of Illinois offers scholarships to those interested in teaching.

Deadline: December 15, 2020 *Closed*

40. Cooke College Scholarship Program offers a scholarship each year to students who show financial need and hope to attend some of the nation's best colleges.

Deadline: October 30, 2020 *Closed*

41.  DiversityJobs Scholarship offers scholarships of $3000 per year to undergraduate students of all backgrounds and regardless of citizenship attending a DiversityJobs Scholarship partner college. 

42.  Gary Yoshimura Scholarship offers scholarships of $2400 to students pursuing an undergraduate education in public relations. 

43.  SCW Dreamers Scholarship offers scholarships of up  to $2500 to immigrants under the age of 25, who  entered the United States before age 16 and have lived continuously in the country for at least five years.

44.  Mapes Law Offices Scholarship offers scholarships of $1000 to high school seniors and above who demonstrate financial need. No demonstration of U.S. citizenship is required. 

45. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships offers scholarships of up to $5000 to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

46.  Robin M. Urbanski Scholarship offers scholarships of $1000 to students who have mentored others and are studying public relations. 

47. SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program offers scholarships from $2,501- $5,000 for students interested in STEM ( science, technology, engineering & math).

48. LatPro Scholarship offers scholarships to DACA students who have registered for LatProês scholarship program.

49. BMI Student Composer Award offers students from countries in the Western Hemisphere who are studying music scholarships of $500-$5000.  

50. Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund offers $2,000 scholarships for students who demonstrate academic excellence, civic engagement, leadership and financial need reinforces Latino Resources mission of increasing Latino leadership through college completion and civic engagement. 

51. PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship offers $5,000 scholarship for an incoming or continuing full-time undergraduate student at any educational institution for the upcoming academic year. Award recipients will be required to complete 30 hours of service to the Cesar Chavez Foundation within 12 months of award. 

52. Microsoft Diversity Scholarship offers scholarships to underrepresented student groups (including undocumented students) that cover a significant portion of their tuition. Applicants must be pursuing a STEM field degree and hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.  

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