2020 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest: Open to Undocumented College Students


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The Lincoln Forum is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship opportunity. There are three separate award amounts: 1st Prize $1500 | 2nd Prize $750 | 3rd Prize $500. This opportunity is open to undocumented college students. On their website, the Lincoln Forum states that, “You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an American college or university during the eligibility period.”

These are some of the criteria rules:

  • “The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are full time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring 2020 semester. The July 31 deadline is designed to give these students time to finish their essays, if need be, after final exams.

  • It is NOT open to high school students. Key question to consider; when we contact your college or university registrar will they be able to confirm that you were enrolled as a full-time college student during the spring 2019 semester? If the answer is no, you are not eligible.

  • Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words.

  • The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography. End notes are suggested but not required.”

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: 2020 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

IMPORTANT: This scholarship was first posted by the Lincoln Forum. The link may not work after the deadlines has passed.


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Kenia is a double major in Sociology and Social Policy & Public Service at the University of California, Irvine. She was born in Tijuana, Baja California, and migrated to the U.S. when she was 8 years old. Kenia’s parents always emphasized the importance of going to college but lacked the knowledge of how to navigate the US college application system. With the support of several non-profit organizations, Kenia was able to successfully apply to college. Her journey towards higher education has influenced her into pursuing a career in public service and advocacy for resources for Latinx youth and the undocumented community.


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