Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

(Last updated on January 2016)


We are continually expanding this list and featuring scholarships with approaching deadlines so be sure to return to this page periodically.


[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.

[Deadline: 1/30/17] Point Foundation Scholarship– Undocumented LGBTQ students in community college, 4-year universities, or graduate school programs are eligible to apply.

[Deadline: 2/25/17] CORE’s Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship– This opportunity is for undocumented high school/GED graduates who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S.

[Deadline: 2/1/17] Dream.Us Opportunity Scholarship– This scholarship covers students’ tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals at one of their Partner Colleges (up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree).

[Deadline: 2/8/17] Job opportunity: Undocumented Student Services Coordinator at UC Santa Cruz– The UC Santa Cruz Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) office is recruiting a coordinator/counselor to focus on services for undocumented students.

[Deadline: 2/17/17] Occupational Health Internship Program– This is a full-time, paid summer internship opportunity for students to get real-life experience addressing the needs of workers employed in under-served or high hazard jobs. Projects are based in San Francisco, LA, Pacific NW, Chicago, New Orleans, NYC, DC, and Boston.

[Deadline: 2/24/]17] MANA de San Diego Scholarship– Scholarships for Latinas in community college, 4-year university, and graduate school who physically reside in San Diego, California.

[Deadline: 2/28/17] Institute for Humane Societies PhD Scholarship– This is a $1,500 scholarship opportunity open to undocumented doctoral students.

[Deadline: 2/28/17] Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute Scholarship– The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to City University of New York (CUNY) undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community. This scholarship opportunity covers up to $6330 for one year of undergraduate studies or one semester for graduate studies.

[Deadline: 3/8/17] Dream.Us National Scholarship– This opportunity covers students’ tuition and fees (up to a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree), at one of their Partner Colleges.

[Deadline: 4/1/17] IRT Summer Workshop– The summer program includes lectures, writing conferences, films, and presentations. Students also prepare for the GRE and begin to work on their statements of purpose. Summer workshop participants receive a $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board. This opportunity is open to undocumented students.

[Deadline: 4/1/17] Davis-Putter Scholarship– This $10,000 scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are active in social justice movements.

[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).

[No deadline] IHS application fee waiver– The IHS recently announced their PhD Application Fee Waiver program, which provides awards of up to $300 to help students apply to graduate school programs.

[No deadline] CUNY Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute DACA Grants– The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York (CUNY) recently announced that they will be offering DACA grants to undocumented young adults who need to renew their DACA.

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