Dear DREAM Educators,
In the effort to create equal access to higher education, Undocumented Student Programs at University of California, Riverside compiled a list of undocu friendly scholarships. Please feel free share with students and community!
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OCIYU Scholarship for Undocumented Students
OCIYU fundraises year round to provide one of the few nationwide scholarship awards programs managed by undocumented youth for undocumented students. Our scholarship awards range from $500 for continuing college, vocational and graduate students and $250 for graduating high school and GED students attending college in the Fall 2016.
All Undocumented students are encouraged to apply regardless of Race/Ethnicity, Class, Sexual Orientation, and/or Gender identity.
A completed application includes:
Deadline: April 2, 2016
- The completed application form
- Personal statements
- Proof of current enrollment in school
The Association of Raza Educators (A.R.E.) is determined to provide an education that is equitable to all, regardless of citizenship status. A.R.E. believes that all students deserve an opportunity to attend college without discrimination of any kind. Through its fiscal sponsor, the Raza Education Fund, the Association of Raza Educators will provide undocumented students with an opportunity to realize their dreams of attending college.
Each year A.R.E will award undocumented graduating seniors continuing college students and active community members students with a scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the amount raised and/or donated to the Raza Education Fund.
Deadline: March 14, 2016
Scholarship recipients are selected based on need and their commitment to their communities. Students are required to turn in an application and go through a thorough interview process, which demonstrates how they are actively involved in fighting for social justice in their community. Scholarship recipients are expected to further the goals of A.R.E.
Becas Univision Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2016
- Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited university in the fall of the desired scholarship year
- Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid (if applicable)
- Ethnicity: Must be of Hispanic heritage
- High School graduating seniors – Cumulative GPA of 3.00 GPA, based on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) earned from 9th through the first semester/term of the 12th grade
- Undergraduate college students (including community college Transfers) – Cumulative GPA of 2.5, based on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) earned is required for a minimum of 12 units/credits earned.
- Graduate college students- Cumulative GPA of 2.5, based on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) earned is required for a minimum of 9 units/credits earned.
HSF General College Scholarships
- Must be of Hispanic Heritage
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
- Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
- Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
- U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
- Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
Deadline: March 30, 2016
- All majors and graduate fields accepted
- Emphasis on STEM majors
Eligibility: Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship. The QuitDay Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia. Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Addiction Resource Scholarship:
Eligibility: Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000,$700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship. The AddictionResource.com Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia. Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.
Deadline: May 31, 2016
The Davis-Putter Scholarship
Eligibility: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country. The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Recipients must reapply each year support is sought. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1. Applicants will be informed of decisions in July.
- Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
- Has financial need.
- Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
- Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
- Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia,
Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
- Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
- Does not have a graduate degree.
- Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
- Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.)
Deadline: November 15, 2016
- Completed 50 hours (minimum) of community service over the past two years
- Maintained at least a 3.5 GPA over the past two years
- Must be under the age of 21 the day of the deadline
- Must submit essay answering prompt
Deadline: November 29, 2016
- Be a student in Southern California
- In need of educational financial assistance
- Participate in some form of community service
- Attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university in the USA
- Pursue an undergraduate or graduate
- Be a student in good standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Must be at least a Freshman status from a college/university
Postmarked Deadline: March 18, 2016