Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

(Last updated on September 2017)


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

[Deadline: 9/30/17] Immigration Lawyers Scholarship– This is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity open to foreign born students, and children of foreign born students (with or without lawful status) pursuing a post-high school education.

[Deadline: 10/1/17] COFEM Scholarship– This is a $500 scholarship opportunity to community college students and $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities.

[Deadline: 10/5/17] DACA Renewal Scholarships– If your DACA is going to expire before/on March 5, 2018- You can apply to renew it. You need to submit your renewal application by October 5, 2017. Check out these six scholarship opportunities to help you submit your DACA renewal application.

[Deadline: 11/1/17] Soros Fellowship for New Americans– This fellowship opportunity supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. It is open to undocumented students with DACA pursuing graduate school.

[Deadline: 12/14/17] Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship– Fellowship opportunity open to undocumented graduate students with DACA.

[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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