Undergraduate Scholarship Resource Guide

Scholarship Guide

There are many ways to finance your higher education goals. Students who are permanent legal residents or citizens can qualify for state or federal financial aid. In addition, MALDEF encourages all students, regardless of immigration status, to seek private scholarships for their educational expenses.

Students who live in states with in-state tuition laws (such as AB 540 in California) may qualify for resident rates when attending public colleges. Family savings and fundraising can also supplement educational costs.

Click on the left for a list of scholarships to get you started.

Additional Resources

First Annual La Raza Law Students Association-King Hall AB 540 Scholarship
La Raza Law Students Association at UC Davis School of Law is excited to announce our first annual AB 540 scholarship in support of a prospective or current law student. The association will pledge to support AB 540 students by providing financial support in the form of a scholarship of $1,000 so long as this disparity continues.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Be an AB 540 student, who does not qualify for federal and/or state financial aid.
2. The student is not a “green card” recipient.
3. The student is not a visa holder, of any type.
4. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 and be in good academic standing upon submission of this application.
5. Past recipients and applicants are eligible to apply

The deadline is April 2, 2010. For a copy of the application or questions, please direct them to

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