Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

(Last updated on October 2020)

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

[Deadline: 10/29/20] Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship (Nationwide): Open to undocumented graduate students with or without DACA. Note: As you are preparing your application, make sure to check out our recent webinar featuring PD Soros Fellows!

[Deadline: 11/1/20] UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (Nationwide): Open to undocumented graduate students with DACA.

[Deadline: 12/15/20] Center for Engaged Scholarship Fellowship (Nationwide)Open to undocumented graduate students writing their dissertation.

[Deadline: 12/17/20] Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Nationwide): 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).

Need financial assistance to renew your DACA? RAICES Texas and Dream Big Nevada are currently accepting applications for their DACA scholarship opportunities, which provide recipients with $495 to cover their DACA renewal fees. You can learn more about these opportunities and apply by submitting these forms: RAICES Texas and Dream Big Nevada. Please note that depending on funds available, these applications are sometimes closed. We encourage you to follow the work of RAICES Texas and Dream Big Nevada to stay up to date.


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