2016 OCIYU Scholarship: Open to undocumented students

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Each year, the Orange County Immigrant Youth United provides scholarships to undocumented students nationwide.  Scholarship awards range from $500 for continuing college, vocational and graduate students and $250 for graduating high school and GED students attending college in the Fall 2016.  All undocumented students are encouraged to apply regardless of race/ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity.

A completed application includes:

  • The completed application form
  • Personal statements
  • Proof of current enrollment in school

Personal Statement Prompt 1:

Write a 500 word essay describing your educational journey, community involvement, any personal circumstances that have impacted your academic achievement, your participation in school or community activities.

Personal Statement Prompt 2:

Write a 250 word essay describing your immigration journey into this country, and the way that your undocumented status has impacted your life.

The deadline to apply is April 2, 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “2016 OCIYU Scholarship for Undocumented Students

Don’t forget to visit our website http://www.MyUndocumentedLife.org from your computer (not just mobile phone) so you can have access to the wide range of resources we provide. Be sure to subscribe (it’s free) for up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants.


At My Undocumented Life blog we provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.



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