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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Grants and Fellowships for the Center of Puerto Rican Studies

Check out the original source for this information here: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/about/grants-and-scholarships

The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund

This fellowship supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of the legacy of Dr. Frank Bonilla (1925-2010). The fund supports Hunter College undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and their research in this field. Students for this category will submit a one page proposal on a topic related to Puerto Rican Studies and commit to work with researchers at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Near the end of each semester, submissions for the best research papers will be reviewed. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a stipend of up to $1000. A selection committee will evaluate proposals and research papers and make a determination for the awards.

Apply for the Frank Bonilla Fellow


Call for Applications: Fellowship for Doctoral Students

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2017-18). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago.

Apply for Program


Research & Fellowships Opportunities

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for other research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia.

Summer 2017 and 2017-18 Academic year

The Sonrisas Foundation Scholarship Program is now open

Know any worthy high school seniors?

Original post found here: http://sonrisasfoundation.com/scholarships

The 2017 scholarship application is now open!

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Applicants will be notified of their status during the months of June-July.

Please submit any questions you may have via the contact form on this website or email us at contact@sonrisasfoundation.com

Only high school seniors planning to a end college are eligible to apply. Students must have a minimum of 3.25 GPA. The scholarship will be presented at the Sonrisas Foundation Annual Latin Gala.

Students must complete the application form (separate document) and submit it, along with current transcript, to contact@sonrisasfoundation.com by 5 p.m. on September 1st, 2017.