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Additional Scholarship Information

  • A Voice for Animals Contest
    • Deadline: April 10*
    • This contest is for high school students who have participated in projects that promote the humane treatment of animals. Students are eligible regardless of nationality, citizenship, or country of residence.
    • Ascend Educational Fund
      • Deadline: February 1
      • Immigrant students who will graduate from a New York City high school are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest
    • Deadline: April 25
    • This essay contest is for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders worldwide; there are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, Anthem by Ayn Rand.
  • Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest
    • Deadline: April 18
    • This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide; there are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, Anthem by Ayn Rand
  • Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
    • Deadline: September 19
    • This essay contest is for 12th graders, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide; there are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest
    • Deadline: April 25
    • This essay contest for 11th and 12th graders worldwide; there are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers
    • Deadline: June 1 *
    • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: visual-painting, sculpture, photography, performance art, dance, music, film, poetry, literature, folk art, furniture crafting, weaving, or pottery.
    • Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation Scholarship
      • Deadline: April 15
      • This scholarship is for rising college juniors and seniors who are studying television and film production. Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they are enrolled at a US college or university
    • Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
      • Deadline: December 7
      • All nominations for this scholarship must be made exclusively by the school’s principal or guidance counselor. A student must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience, and have a GPA above 2.8
    • CORE’s Que Llueva Café Scholarship
      • Deadline: April 1
      • College-bound undocumented students of Latino descent are eligible for this scholarship
    • Davis-Putter Scholarship
      • Deadline: April 1
      • This scholarship is for students who are active in movements for social and/or economic justice. US citizenship is not required.
    • Dr Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
      • Deadline: November 30
      • This U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute has awarded more than $1 million in college scholarships since 1982. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in a four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.

 

    • Elie Wiesel Price in Ethics Essay Contest
      • Deadline:December 14
      • This essay contest is for full-time college juniors and seniors attending colleges or universities in the United States. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
    • For Driving Dreams Scholarship
      • Deadline: March 3*
      • The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarships are available to high school seniors who attend high schools in cities with participating Ford dealers, especially in Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Panama and Puerto Rico. Applicants who participate in community service and who will be pursuing an academic major in STEM fields are preferred
  • Foster Care to Success Scholarships
    • Deadlines: January 1 – March 31
    • This scholarship is for orphans and/or students who have been in foster care while living in the United States. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply
  • Golden Door Scholars
    • Deadline: October 25
    • This scholarship is for DACA and TPS (Temporary Protect Status) the wish to attend one of their partner schools. The scholarship provides four-year tuition and room and board.
  • Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship
    • Deadline: November 8
    • The Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship is available to high school seniors and will be awarded to the student who best demonstrates the spirit of giving in their community
  • Herbert Lehman Scholarship
    • Deadline: May 4*
    • This scholarship is for high school seniors, high school graduates, and currently enrolled college freshmen of any ethnicity. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    • Deadline: April 2*
    • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage. Applicants include high school seniors, current undergraduate and graduate students and community college students transferring to a 4 year college or university. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for high school students and a minimum 2.5 GPA is required for college and graduate students. Students must be enrolled or plan on enrolling on a full-time basis. While the scholarships are open to all academic majors, there is an emphasis on STEM majors.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarships
    • Deadline: November 20
    • This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program

  • Deadline: Early April*
  • This program offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from across the nation with financial need. Scholars receive comprehensive advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
    • Deadline: November 27
    • This scholarship helps talented community college students with financial need to transfer to a top 4-year college or university and graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The scholarship provides up to $40,000 per year to cover a big share of the college costs, including tuition, textbooks and living expenses
  • Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute Scholarship
    • Deadline: January 31
    • This award is for CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and a commitment to a service in the Mexican community
  • La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship
    • Deadline: October 15
    • This scholarship is for Hispanic students enrolled in an eligible bachelors or masters degree program. Applicants must reside in the United States. Undocumented students and non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship
    • Deadline: May 11
    • This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors of Latino/Latina descent who are attending any two- or four-year institution of higher learning. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Mexican American Dream Scholarship
    • Deadline: September 30
    • Applicants must be considered full-time students or be enrolled in at least 12 units at a four-year institution or 2-year community college. Students must be an AB-540 student or a member of the Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM)
  • Momeni Foundation Financial Assistance Scholarship
    • Deadline: June 30
    • This scholarship is for students of Iranian descent. Scholarships are available regardless of citizenship or country of residency.
  • National Peace Essay Contest for High School Students
    • Deadline: March 15
    • This essay contest is for high school students in the United States and its territories. Students attending high school in the United States are eligible regardless of citizenship.

 

    • Platt Family Scholarship
      • Deadline: July 31
      • This scholarship is for undergraduate students attending American colleges and universities. American citizenship is not required.
    • Point Foundation Scholarship Program
      • Deadline: January 28
      • This scholarship is for students who are involved in the LGBTQ community. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
    • Princeton Prize in Race Relations
      • Deadline: January 31
      • Applicants must demonstrate that their efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities
    • Prospective Educators Scholarship
      • Deadline: April 3
      • Applicants must be high school seniors who are planning on majoring in education. Applicants must either be a member of Educators Rising or have a connection to Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) through a family member or teacher who is a member of PDK.
    • QuestBridge National College Match Program
      • Deadline: September 27
      • This scholarship program is for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Most College Match scholarship recipients come from households earning less than $60,000 annually (for a typical family of four) and have experienced long-term economic hardship. Non-US citizens, undocumented, and international students are eligible. Recipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s partner colleges with a full scholarship. All scholarships are full four-year scholarships with no loans.
    • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards NATIONAL
      • Deadline: Varies
      • These scholarships are for students in grades 7-12
    • Schoolhouse Connection Scholarship
      • Deadline: 11/8/2017*
      • Scholarship supports students who have experienced homelessness. Undocumented students are eligible to apply. $2000 scholarship award (10 awards).
    • Local Scholarships open to Undocumented Students (incomplete list)
      •  Big Y – Applications open November 1 – February 1; Regional scholarship
      •  Grand Lodge of MA Order of Sons of Italy – Deadline: February 1
      •  Greater Worcester Community Foundation – Apply: January 3 – March 5
      •  Barbara J. Sinnott Student of Integrity Scholarship – Deadline: January 31
      •  Worcester Latino Dollars for Scholars – Deadline: late January
      •  Henry David Thoreau Foundation (environmental studies) – Deadline: February 1

 

    • Websites with scholarship information:

https://mydocumentedlife.org/

https://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/category/undocumented-students/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-undocumented-students

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-colleged/grants-scholarships

US Department of Education Resource Guide for Undocumented Students: https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/focus/supporting-undocumented-youth.pdf

National Immigration Law Center: Resources on Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Student Advocacy Groups https://www.nile.org/issues/education/estimates-of-eligible-students/aid-scholarships-groups/

Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

https://www.miacoalition.org/resources

 

 

Scholarships for Specific Areas of Study

 

American Nuclear Society John and Muriel Landis Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1
  • This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply

Charles & Lucile King Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15
  • This scholarship is for rising college juniors and seniors who are studying television and film production. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Earl Warren Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • This scholarship is for college graduates who are planning to attend an accredited US law school. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Great Minds in STEM / HENAAC Scholars Program

  • Deadline: April 30
  • This scholarship is for Hispanic students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math. Non-US citizens are encouraged to apply.

National Sculpture Society Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 30*
  • This scholarship is for students studying sculpture art.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 30
  • This scholarship is for Hispanic students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, math, or a related field, and are members of SHPE.

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 19
  • This scholarship is for women interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field.

TheDream.US Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 28
  • This scholarship is for undocumented students who are DACA eligible and have applied for or received DACA approval. Applicants must attend a partner college.