Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

This was last updated in June of 2018. Check out the original source here: https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/

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

[EXTENDED Deadline: 6/8/18] PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship– This is a $5,000 scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students in Arizona or California.

[Deadline: 6/15/18] Isac Amaya Junior Scholarship– This is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students in Arizona.

[Deadline: 6/30/18] SALEF Dream Scholarship– This scholarship is open to undocumented students who live in the Los Angeles, California area.

[Deadline: 6/30/18] Manos de Esperanza Scholarship– Scholarship opportunity for undocumented college students who live in northern California.

[Deadline: 7/31/18] Platt Family Scholarship– Scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students attending a college or university in the U.S.

[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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At My Undocumented Life blog we provide up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and allies. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advance Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.

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