Scholarship Resource Guide

For support in the 2022-2023 Academic Year

This is an informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators.

MALDEF is not a direct provider of the scholarships on this list.

If you are interested in any of the scholarships listed here,
please contact the organization directly using the information provided.  The information provided is accurate as of publication, but always verify with scholarship providers. Thank you.

Esta lista es una fuente informativa para estudiantes, padres, maestros y consejeros.

MALDEF no es un proveedor directo de las becas en esta lista.

Si usted está interesada/o en alguna de las becas que están nombradas, por favor comuníquese directamente con la organización, usando la información que proveímos. La información proveída es correcta al ser publicada, pero siempre debe verificar detalles con quien proveen las becas. Gracias.

 

 

MALDEF is pleased to provide you with this extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status or require a valid social security number.  The overview of scholarships provided includes website links that you are advised to visit for more complete details as it is not practical to list every requirement of each scholarship. Please read through, or download, the information here and select scholarships that are applicable to you.  As a general rule, if an application asks for your social security number and you do not have one yet, leave that space blank but fill out and turn in the otherwise completed application. Many scholarship awards can be processed with just the student’s name and address. If a scholarship specifically requests a SSN, ask if it is possible to submit an ITIN instead. An important reminder: Dishonesty about your legal status or providing a false social security number is a federal offense.

MALDEF suggests that you:

  1. Contact the organization that offers any scholarship you are interested in and ask if you meet the qualifying criteria to apply for and receive the scholarship.
  2. Review other scholarship lists and resources provided at the end of this document.  Also, inquire with your guidance counselor at school to learn about scholarship opportunities in your local area. Current college students are familiar with scholarships and can serve as a valuable resource.
  3. Beware of scholarship scams. DO NOT pay any organization, company, or individual to help you apply for scholarships, conduct a scholarship search, or provide access to scholarship lists. Some scholarship programs require a minimal application processing fee but should NEVER ask for a higher fee to apply for a scholarship.  

MALDEF se complace en proveer una lista extensa de becas, incluyendo muchas que no preguntan acerca de su estatus migratorio ni piden un número válido de seguro social. Este resumen de becas contiene enlaces de sitio web que se les recomienda utilizar para obtener información más detallada ya que no es práctico incluir todos los requisitos de cada beca en esta lista. Por favor lea o descargue la información proveída en esta lista y seleccione las becas que son aplicables a usted. Como regla general, si una aplicación pide su número de seguro social y usted no tiene uno todavía, deje ese espacio en blanco, pero llene y entregue el resto de la solicitud completa. Muchas becas se pueden procesar con solamente el nombre y domicilio del estudiante. Si una beca específicamente solicita un número de seguro social, pregunte si es posible presentar un ITIN en su lugar. Deshonestidad sobre su estatus migratorio o dar un número de seguro social falso es un delito federal.

MALDEF sugiere que usted:

  1. Contacte las organizaciones que ofrecen las becas que le interesan y pregunte si usted cumple el criterio para aplicar y recibir la beca. 
  2. Revise otras listas de becas y recursos proveídos al fin de este documento. También pregunte con su consejero en la escuela para aprender más sobre becas en su área local. Estudiantes universitarios actuales están familiarizados con becas y pueden servir como un recurso valioso.
  3. Cuidado con las estafas de becas. NO pague a ninguna organización, empresa o individuo para ayudarle a solicitar becas, realizar una búsqueda de becas, o para el acceso a las listas de becas. Algunos programas de becas requieren una mínima tarifa para procesar la aplicación, pero NUNCA deben pedir una tarifa mayor para aplicar.

Please note: the scholarships on this list are ordered by their application deadlines. Please visit the scholarship links for news on when applications open.

Tenga en cuenta: las becas en esta lista están ordenadas según los plazos de solicitud. Por favor visite los enlaces para obtener noticias sobre cuándo se abren las solicitudes.

California students:

As a result of the enactment of AB 130, the California Dream Act of 2011, California public colleges and universities have introduced their own Dream Act scholarships on a rolling basis.  To find out if your college or university has scholarship opportunities available to undocumented students, inquire with your campus’ scholarship and/or financial aid office.  AB 130 scholarships will be privately funded, so program availability may be limited and highly competitive. Be sure to continue to advocate for these scholarship resources at your college or university.  Let campus administrators know that the undocumented students on campus have a dire need for financial support.

JANUARY


The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship

http://www.theanheloproject.org/dream/

Award: Please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in January; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be an Illinois resident attending a high school, college, university, or vocational training program full-time in the state of Illinois.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university or vocational training program located in the state of Illinois.
  • Must be in good academic standing with cumulative minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must commit to 20 hours of volunteer time to the Anhelo Project events during the following academic year.
  • Should demonstrate leadership through community involvement either on and/or off campus.
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients eligible to apply. 

Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBT Students

https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

Award: Multiple scholarships available; award amounts vary; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in January; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a U.S. territory are not eligible.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must enroll in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. If you are a community college student, check out the Community College Scholarship opportunity on the website.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be able to record a video for the Point Selections Committee. More details provided to those who reach the finalist stage. 

Opportunity Scholarship for Locked-Out Dreamers

1300 N 7th Street, Suite 1700
Arlington, VA 22209
https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship/

Award: Up to $20,000 per year for four years for tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals.
Deadline: Typically closes in January; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • You must have current DACA, Temporary Protective Status (TPS), or came to the country before Nov. 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA criteria.
  • Came to the U.S. before the age of 16.
  • Must have significant unmet financial need.
  • Live in and must have graduated or will graduate from high school in a locked-out state by the end of the academic year with a GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must not be currently or have previously enrolled in a four-year college.
  • Have not earned more than 21 credits at a four-year college or university before the fall of 2022 (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual-enrollment program in high school).
  • Must intend to relocate to and enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges in the fall.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations 

Alumni Association of Princeton, Princeton University
P.O. Box 291
Princeton, NJ 08542-0291
Pprize@princeton.edu
http://pprize.princeton.edu/ 
(800) 742-1036

Award: $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a national symposium on race at Princeton University.
Deadline: Typically closes in January; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in participating regions.
  • Must have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations—broadly defined—in school or community within the last 12 months.

FEBRUARY


CUNY BECAS

Mexican Studies Scholarship Fund
http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/cuny-mexican-studies-institute/scholarships.php

Award: Up to $7,500 to cover tuition for current and prospective CUNY (City University of New York) students.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must have graduated or will graduate from high school or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma by the end of the academic year.
  • Must plan to enroll full-time in an associate or baccalaureate program at a CUNY campus in fall semester and spring semester.
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to service in the immigrant and/or Mexican community in New York, without consideration of immigration status.
  • Must be open to share experiences and accomplishments to inspire other students. 

Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

561 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
http://www.laef.org/Scholarship

Award: Please visit website for more details.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Colorado, regardless of legal residency status or citizenship.
  • Must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic/Latino community.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

The Asian Pacific Fund

465 California Street, Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/

Award: Multiple scholarships available; please visit website for details.
Deadline: First deadline in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by scholarship. 

Marcus Foster Education Institute

https://www.marcusfoster.org/scholarships/

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Open to Bay Area high school seniors in the Oakland Unified School District and the Pleasanton Unified School District.
  • Open to children of employees of the Port of Oakland; see website for more criteria.
  • For continuing undergraduate college students:
    • Must have graduated from an Oakland Unified School District public or charter high school in last three years.
    • Completed the most recent FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline;
      • If you are not AB540 eligible or eligible to complete a CA Dream Act application, you are still eligible for an MFEI scholarship. Please contact MFEI at info@marcusfoster.org before beginning your application, and we will offer an alternate way to complete this step.
    • Currently attend a four-year institution, two-year institution, non-proprietary institutions, or trade/technical program with plans to continue in the fall.
    • Graduated from a San Francisco Bay Area high school in last three years (Black young men applying for College Bound Brotherhood Scholarship only).

Maisin Scholar Award

https://sfedfund.org/maisin-scholar-award/

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior in the San Francisco Unified School District.
  • Must plan to attend a community college, four-year university or vocational training program beginning Fall 2022.
  • Must have an unweighted GPA between 2.0 and 3.5.
  • Committed to post-secondary educational goals.

San Diego Foundation Scholarships

https://www.sdfoundation.org/students/common-scholarship-app

Award: Vary by scholarship.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Commitment to your education.
  • Potential for success for in college.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Participation in community service, extracurricular activities and/or work experience.
  • Current residence in San Diego County (for at least one year).
  • Need help to pay for school (including middle-income families).
  • A completed FAFSA or CA Dream Act and Student Aid Report (SAR). This is necessary for all applicants. (Recommendation: Please start ASAP as this information is needed to fill out the application.)
  • Scholarships available for:
    • Graduating high school seniors.
    • Current college students (undergraduate or graduate).
    • Adult re-entry students.
    • Students with financial needs (includes middle-income families).
    • Students attending four-year universities, community colleges or career/technical schools.

Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship

http://ascendfundny.org/scholarship/

Award: $2,500 – $20,000
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside of the U.S.
  • Must be a graduating senior at a high school in the five boroughs of New York City.
  • Must enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2022-2023.

BMI Student Composer Award

BMI Foundation
http://bmifoundation.org/programs/info/bmi_student_composer_awards

Award: $500 – $5,000
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Currently studying music, either in an educational institution or privately.
  • Under the age of 27 as of the submission deadline.
  • Has not won a BMI Student Composer Award more than two times (Honorable Mention excluded).

TELACU Education Foundation College Success Program

5400 E. Olympic Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90022
http://telacu.com/telacu-education-foundation/college-success-program/apply/

Award: $500 – $5,000 with possible renewal up to four years.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a first-generation college student from a low-income household.
  • Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Must attend a four-year college or university.
  • Must be enrolled full time for the entire previous academic year.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory TELACU Education Foundation (TEF) sessions throughout the academic year if attending a local area school.
  • California applicants must be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, or San Bernardino.
  • Texas applicants must be a permanent resident of San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Edinburg, or Rio Grande City.
  • Illinois applicants must be a permanent resident of the Greater Chicagoland Area.
  • New York applicants must be a permanent resident of the state of New York.

Pursuit of Excellence Scholarships

http://www.poescholarships.org/for-students/applications

Award: $500 – $5,000
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must have a family income that does not exceed $60,000.
  • Must have graduated from one of Pursuit of Excellence’s targeted high schools or community colleges. Please check website under qualifications.
  • Must graduate from high school in Northern California in good standing and plan to attend a four-year university, or a community college and then transfer to a four-year institution.
  • For community college transfer applicants, students must apply to transfer to a University of California and be eligible to transfer the year they apply.
  • Preference given to students who have worked during their high school years.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022
http://eliewieselfoundation.org/prize-ethics/

Award: $500 – $5,000; please visit website for details on yearly essay question and instructions.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Must be a registered full-time junior or senior at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. during the fall semester.

Microsoft General Scholarship

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-8303
https://microsoft.recsolu.com/external/requisitions/28_5r8UnqXBHK1Cf_pNfcw

Award: Full or partial tuition covered for one academic year.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the U.S., Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application.
  • A demonstrated record of academic achievement/excellence. Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.
  • Show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related STEM discipline.

Radio Television Digital News Association 

RTDNF Scholarships
4121 Plank Road #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
karenh@rtdna.org
http://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarships

Award: Multiple scholarships available; award amounts vary; please visit website.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a career in radio, television, or digital journalism.
  • Must be officially enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing when scholarship is awarded for the upcoming academic year.

MARCH


Beca Foundation General Scholarship Fund

The Beca Foundation
P.O. Box 936
Escondido, CA 92033
scholarship@becafoundation.org
http://www.becafoundation.org/

Award: $500 – $1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Requires an applicant to be a 2022 San Diego County high school graduate who is entering college in the fall.
  • Online application.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement.
  • Academic transcripts.
  • Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) based on your Student Aid Report (SAR).

Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Scholarship

http://www.becafoundation.org/

Award: $500 – $2,000
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be entering a medical/health care profession or seeking a Bachelor of Science, master’s degree, or doctorate in the health field.
  • Must be living or attending a high school or college in San Diego County at the time of the application.
  • Must fill out the online application.
  • Must include two letters of recommendation, personal statement, academic transcripts, and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) based on your Student Aid Report (SAR).

10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarship

https://www.10000degrees.org/general-scholarships/

Award: Multiple awards available; visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • The majority of scholarships are available to students from Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Napa counties.
  • Students must provide information showing financial need.
  • Students must be enrolled in a program leading to their first associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or teaching credential during the current academic year.
  • Students must be enrolled in an average of 12 academic units per term during the 2022-23 academic year (or full-time as designated by school).

New Leader Scholarship

 http://newleaderscholarship.org/apply/

Award: $8,000
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Undergraduate:
    • Enrollment in one of the following Bay Area public universities: California State University East Bay; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; Sonoma State University; or University of California, Berkeley.
    • Will be an upper-division student who has attended the school for one academic year or more, with 24 units that were attained at the present university.
    • Studying the social sciences, human services, public interest law, health-related fields, or public service.
    • A minimum 3.5 GPA either at the current school or at a combination of the current school plus all schools previously attended; consideration will be given to students with a GPA of 3.2 – 3.49 with special circumstances.
    • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units each in the fall and spring semesters.
    • Must be willing and able to participate in an interview session and orientation.
    • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Graduate:
    • Prior New Leader Scholarship recipient at the undergraduate level.
    • Plan to enroll in a graduate program at a public university in California in the upcoming academic school year.
    • Demonstrated financial need.

California’s Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship Program

1121 L Street, Suite 304
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 379-8995
http://cawgfoundation.org/scholarship-eligibility-requirements/

Award: $500 – $8,000; multiple scholarships available; check website for details
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Be graduating from high school and planning to attend the University of California, California State University or a two-year community college in the fall.
  • Have a parent or legal guardian who was employed by a California vineyard during the current or past growing season.
  • Attach a copy of your SAT or ACT results if you are applying for a four-year scholarship.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor, school principal or counselor that includes their signature and provides the address, telephone number and position held at the school.
  • Submit a 500-word essay (approximately two pages. See application for details).

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee
United Methodist Communications Relationship Team
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320
https://www.resourceumc.org/en/content/leonard-m-perryman-communications-scholarship

Award: $2,500
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Requirements:

  • Must be a United Methodist ethnic minority students enrolled at the junior or senior level in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Christian commitment and involvement in the life of the United Methodist Church.
  • Academic achievement as revealed by transcripts, grade point averages and the required letters of reference.
  • Journalistic experience and/or evidence of journalistic talent.
  • Clarity of purpose in plans and goals for the future.
  • Potential professional ability as a religion journalist.

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

Chicana Latina Foundation
Scholarship Committee
1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite W2
Burlingame, CA 94010
https://chicanalatina.org/programs/scholarships/

Award: $1,500
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Self-identify as Chicana and/or Latina.
  • Must have lived at least two years in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, San Francisco, Sonoma, or Yolo.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited university or community college in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, San Francisco, Sonoma, or Yolo.
    • Community College and Undergraduate students must:
      • Be enrolled as a full-time college student (as defined by your institution) when applying and for the following academic year,
      • Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation, and
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 college coursework.
  • Graduate students must:
    • Be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation; or have been accepted into graduate/profession school; and
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 for college course work.

USC Topping Scholar

https://ntsaf.usc.edu/

Award: Full financial aid at USC
Deadline: March 1 for freshmen applicants. June 1 for Transfer and Graduate applicants; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Applying to USC (University of Southern California) for fall as a full-time freshman, transfer or graduate student, or new spring admit.
  • Submitted a FAFSA or Dream Act application and expected family contribution is less than $20,000.
  • Demonstrate strong community awareness and contribute to the betterment of a community through volunteer efforts.

Lotus Scholarship

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
10655 NE 4th Street, Suite 608
Bellevue, WA, 98004
https://sylfoundation.org/lotus-scholarship/

Award: Four-year award; $1,500 per year for the first two years, increasing to $3,000 for the final two years.
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Student attends high school in King, Pierce or Snohomish county and is due to graduate in the year they are applying. Application from students already in college are not accepted.
  • Student is 21 years old or younger.
  • Immigrated to the U.S. within the previous four years.
  • Plans to attend a community college, university, technical or trade school after graduating from high school.
  • Participated or enrolled in a college readiness program; please visit website for more details.
  • Will commit to participating in college persistence or support program during college.
  • Will participate in a virtual interview and in a Lotus Scholarship summer workshop.

National Scholarship for High School and Community College Graduates

https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

Award: The amount of your annual award will be based on the cost of tuition and fees based on your enrollment status (i.e., number of credits).
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Have graduated or will graduate from a U.S. high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the academic school year.
  • Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Are not and have not previously been enrolled in a four-year institution or bachelor program and have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school).
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a partner college.
  • Are eligible for in-state tuition at the partner college you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private partner college).
  • Have current DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the following immigration eligibility criteria:
    • Came to the U.S. before the age of 16;
    • Have continuously resided in the U.S. since before Nov. 1, 2015 up to the present time and have had no lawful status;
    • Are currently in high school or have graduated from a U. S. high school or obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate from a U.S. program;
    • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors in the categories which would have disqualified you for DACA, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. 

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation: Scholars Program

https://www.hsf.net/

Award: Amounts range from $500 to $5,000.
Deadline: Typically closes in March; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students.
  • Minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year).
  • S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable).

APRIL


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
davisputter@davisputter.org
https://davisputter.org/apply-for-scholarships/

Award: Up to $15,000.
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate activism 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.
  • Must have participated in activities in the U.S., and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university or trade school.
  • Graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Undocumented students are invited to apply. 

The Andrés y María Cárdenas Family Foundation

Selection Committee
P.O. Box 920008
Sylmar, CA 91392-0008
https://www.cardenasfoundation.org/scholarship
(818) 640-6454

Award: Please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a senior or have graduated from one of the following Northeast San Fernando Valley high schools: Arleta H.S., Kennedy H.S., Monroe H.S., North Hollywood H.S., Polytechnic H.S., Cesar Chavez Learning Academies H.S., San Fernando H.S., Sylmar H.S., Van Nuys H.S. or Panorama H.S. or;
    • must be enrolled as a full-time student at Los Angeles Mission College, or;
    • must be accepted or enrolled in a community college, college, or university in the fall and in attendance through spring as a full-time student.
  • Must carry at least 12 units as an undergraduate student.
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using FAFSA.
  • AB540 students are eligible to apply if they meet the above general eligibility requirements.

MEXAUSTIN Scholarship

http://www.mexaustin.com/home.html

Award: $1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • First-time college student.
  • Enrolling for fall semester (minimum six credit hours).
  • 5 high school GPA or higher.
  • Mexican immigrants and children of Mexican immigrants.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Reside in the one of following Texas counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Comanche, Coleman, Falls, Fayette, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Llano​, McLennan, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Travis and Williamson.

The Fountainhead Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute
https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-the-fountainhead

Award: $25 – $2,000
Deadline: April 27, 2023
Requirements:

  • Must be an 11th– or 12th-grade student anywhere in the world.
  • Undocumented students are encouraged to apply.

Anthem Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute
https://programs.aynrand.org/prog/2021-22_anthem_essay_contest/

Award: $25 – $2,000
Deadline: Please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be an 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student anywhere in the world.
  • Undocumented students are encouraged to apply.

Esperanza Education Fund 

P.O. Box 27507
Washington, DC 20038
apply@esperanzafund.org
https://www.esperanzafund.org/scholarship-program

Award: Up to $20,000
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be either a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or have earned a GED within the last four years and reside in District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
  • Applicant must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
  • Applicant must plan to enroll full-time in accredited, public two-year community college or four-year college/university in the US, for the upcoming 2023-2024academic year.
  • Applicant must have a family income of less than $100,000 in 2022.

Phi Delta Kappa Education Foundation Scholarship Program

https://pdkintl.org/scholarship-ov/

Award: $500 – $4,000
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • A paid member in good standing of one of the following associations: Educators Rising, Phi Delta Kappa, and/or Pi Lambda Theta.
  • Pursuing a career in education.
  • Enrolled full- or part-time for the fall semester of the application year. If you will not be enrolled and paying tuition and fees in the fall, then you are not eligible.

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium: Scholars Program

https://www.hispanicscholar.org/apply

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Reside in Texas.
  • S. citizenship not required.

The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE)

https://ilache.org/Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit the website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be an Illinois resident future or continuing undergraduate student who has a current cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 from a regionally accredited Illinois college/university or high school GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a 4.0 (on a 5.0 scale).
  • Graduating high school seniors (must be registered as a full-time student at an Illinois college or university in the fall semester before the scholarship funds are disbursed).
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time during the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Must be of Latinx descent.
  • Undocumented students, including DACA recipients, U.S. citizens (U.S. born or naturalized) and permanent legal residents are welcome to apply.
  • Students must demonstrate leadership potential, which could be seen in involvement in your community through service, or leadership positions in school clubs or extracurricular activities.

Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) Scholarships

https://ilache.org/Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by scholarship.

Support Creativity Scholarships

244 West 54th Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10019
http://www.wesupportcreativity.org/scholarship

Award: $1,000; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by scholarship.

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Scholarship

http://financialaid.berkeley.edu/berkeley-undergraduate-dream-act-aid

Award: Up to $8,000.
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a current UC Berkeley undergraduate or spring semester admitted student.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Must qualify for an AB-540 nonresident tuition exemption.
  • Must be ineligible for federal financial aid.

Los Hermanos de Stanford

hermanosscholarship@gmail.com 
https://hermanos.weebly.com/scholarship.html

Award: $500-$1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be of Latino descent.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be planning to attend or currently attending any community college or four-year college/university to apply.

MAY


Byron Hanke Fellowship

Foundation for Community Association Research
6402 Arlington Blvd. Suite 500
Falls Church, VA 22042
Attn: Hanke Fellowship
foundation@caionline.org
http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

Award: $3,000-$5,000
Deadline: Typically closes in May; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate student at an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Must be doing research relating to community associations or common interest communities.

Point Foundation: Community College Scholarship

applications@pointfoundation.org
https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/community-college/

Award: Multiple scholarships available; award amounts vary; please visit website for details.
Deadline:  Typically closes in early May; application opens in March.
Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college based in the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • Must have 1-2 years of community college left AND (1) intend to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university within two years OR (2) graduate with an associate’s degree within two years.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits) to maintain the scholarship.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award

http://alumni.berkeley.edu/community/scholarships/leadership-award

Award: $2,000
Deadline: Typically closes in early May; application opens in March.
Requirements:

  • Must be an incoming freshman, incoming junior transfer, or current Cal student.
  • Must demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting academic, work or community environments for previous academic year.
  • Be admitted and enrolled at UC Berkeley.

Davis Scholarship

awards@studentawardsearch.com
www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 21, 2023
Requirements:

  • Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post- secondary institution.
  • There is no age restriction.
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next.

Cal Alumni Association – The Achievement Award Program

http://alumni.berkeley.edu/community/scholarships/achievement-award-program

Award: $6,000 per year and a laptop.
Deadline: Typically closes in May; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be eligible for Cal Grant A.
  • Must have completed high-school, GED requirements or community college transfer requirements in California, please note this is regardless of immigration status.
  • If an incoming freshman, must submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Berkeley. Please see website for details.
  • If an incoming junior transfer, must submit a SIR to UC Berkeley. Please see website for more details.

Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

scholars@greatmindsinstem.org
https://greatmindsinstem.org/gmis-scholarship-application/gmis-scholarships/

Award: $500 – $5,000
Deadline: Typically closes in May; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities.
  • Must be a science, technology, engineering or math
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved
  • May be enrolled full-time or part-time at the time of application and the time of the scholarship award.
  • Must be enrolled in a STEM or health-related undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

JUNE


Pacific Gas and Electric Company Better Together STEM Scholarship

communityrelations@pge.com
https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/pge/

Award: $1,000 – $10,000
Deadline: Typically closes in June; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior or graduate; an individual that has earned their GED; a current college undergraduate; or a non-traditional student.
  • Reside in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s service territory or be a dependent of a resident in PG&E service territory. See list of counties identified by PG&E.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in California for the entire academic year. The applicant must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in one of the following STEM disciplines:
    • Engineering (e.g., electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, power and/or energy)
    • Computer Science/Information Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Environmental Sciences

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

sakwei@sfbar.org
https://www.sfbar.org/jdc/diversity/scholarship-program/

Award: $10,000
Deadline: Typically closes in June; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be from a minority group underrepresented at the following universities:
    • University of California Berkeley, School of Law
    • Golden Gate University School of Law
    • Stanford School of Law
    • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    • Santa Clara University School of Law
    • University of San Francisco School of Law

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Employee Resource Group Scholarships

Latino Employee Resource Group Scholarship Committee
Attn: Mario Valadez
77 Beale Street Mail Code B29J San Francisco, CA 94105
https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/education-programs/grants-and-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/scholarship-opportunities.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_scholarships

Award: Multiple scholarships available; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in June; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by scholarship.

JULY


Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

The National Aids Memorial Grove
https://www.aidsmemorial.org/pedro-zamora-scholarship
Application: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/pedrozamorascholarship2022

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in July; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Open to all current high school seniors and college freshman, sophomores, and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to community justice work and take on public service and leadership roles.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarships

Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.
1505 Riverview Road
P.O. Box 88
St. Peter, MN 56082
http://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

Award: $5,000 – $10,000
Deadline: Typically closes in July; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.
  • Be a graduate student or college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Must be able to provide proof of enrollment in a graduate program in public health/health education, medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree program.
  • Must have one or more years of school remaining. 

AUGUST


No Scholarships Available

SEPTEMBER


Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) Scholarship Award

PRBA Scholarship Fund
C/O Law Office of Jesus M. Zeno, P.C.,
300 Cadman Plaza West, One PierrePont Plaza,
12th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
President-elect@prbany.com
http://prbascholarshipfund.org/how-to-apply/

Award: $10,000
Deadline: September 23, 2022
Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of the State of New York.
  • Must be enrolled in an ABA Accredited New York State Law School.
  • Must demonstrate a confirmed commitment to work in New York State after completing their law school education.
  • Must demonstrate a confirmed commitment to continued involvement with the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute
https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-atlas-shrugged

Award: $100 – $10,000
Deadline:  September 26, 2022
Requirements:

  • Must be a senior in high school, undergraduate or graduate student anywhere in the world.
  • Undocumented students are encouraged to apply.

QuestBridge National College Match Program

445 Sherman Ave. Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306
https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/how-to-apply                    

Award: Multiple scholarships and programs available; awards vary. If the student is applying for K-12 college preparatory services and/or summer programs, no social security number is required as part of the application.
Deadline: September 27, 2022
Requirements:

  • Must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2023 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2023.
  • Open to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the U.S.
  • Must demonstrate a strong academic record and meet annual family income limits.

Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholarships

http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships/

Award: Multiple awards; please visit website for details.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a law degree in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin.
  • Must have completed two semesters of law school unless applying for the LSAT scholarship as an undergraduate student.

OCTOBER


Golden Doors Scholars

info@goldendoorscholars.org
http://www.goldendoorscholars.org/

Award: Please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in October; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be eligible for DACA.
  • Must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding.
  • High GPA, taking advanced or challenging high school classes, and driven to excel and help others succeed.
  • Has held leadership positions or is involved in the community and actively applying for a variety of scholarships.

La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc. 

132 East 43rd Street, #358
New York, NY 10017
https://www.lulf.org/scholarships.html

Award: $500 – $2,000
Deadline: Typically closes in October; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 out of a 4.0 scale.
  • Must have current enrollment in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university (see website for eligible degrees).
  • Must have completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.

NOVEMBER


Community Service Scholarship

Good Tidings Foundation
https://goodtidings.org/scholarship/
Application: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/apply/a0D1R00000kDflQUAS/a1P1R000008tloCUAQ 

Award: $10,000
Deadline: November 11, 2022
Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior, graduating in 2023.
  • Must reside in one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo.
  • Winners must volunteer a minimum of 1 shift (2-4 hours) for our Good Tidings Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway Program between 12/10 – 12/19/22 in Burlingame, CA.
  • Must plan on attending college, vocational, or continuing education.

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
431 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1203
Chicago, IL 60605
https://www.ushli.org/dr-juan-andrade-scholarship-for-young-hispanic-leaders/

Award: $1,000 for four-year institution; $500 for two-year institution (renewable)
Deadline: Typically closes in November; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • Must demonstrate verifiable need for financial support.
  • Must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or undocumented).
  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2022- Spring 2023 academic year. This includes high school seniors, college freshman, sophomores, and juniors up to age 25.

DECEMBER


Google Lime Scholarship Program

https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/the-google-lime-scholarship/

Award: $10,000
Deadline: Typically closes in December; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the U.S. or Canada for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the U.S. or Canada for the upcoming academic school year.
  • Have, or consider themselves to have, a visible or invisible disability.
  • Maintain a strong academic performance.
  • Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field.
  • Must exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology.

Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 320
Charlotte, NC 28203
caroline@tedrollinsecoscholars.com
https://www.tedrollinsecoscholars.com/ted-rollins-eco-scholarship-application-details/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in December; please visit website for details. 
Requirements:

  • High school seniors and college undergraduate students.
  • Major (or plans to major) in a field related to business, sustainability, or marketing.
  • Must plan to take at least 10 credit hours during the spring semester.

Scholarships with Varying Deadlines/ Becas con plazos variables


Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (Orange County)

30 Corporate Park, Suite 410
Irvine, CA 92606
https://www.heef.org/scholarships/

Award: Amounts vary from $1,500 – $5,000.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Latinx resident who has lived in Orange County (O.C.), California for the past three years.
  • An O.C. high school graduate or an O.C. community college transfer student who plans to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university in the upcoming fall semester.
  • First-generation college student.
  • Demonstrate financial need through a completed FAFSA application or California Dream Act Application.

California Teachers Association (CTA)

CTA Scholarship Committee C/O Human Rights Department P.O. Box 921
Burlingame, CA 94011
http://www.cta.org/scholarships

Award: Multiple scholarships available; award amounts range from $2,000 – $5,000.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Must be a CTA member, student CTA member or dependent of a member.

PFLAG Chapter Scholarship Program

1828 L St. NW, Suite 660
Washington, DC 20036
https://pflag.org/localpflagscholarshipprograms

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Varies by region; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by region; please visit website for details.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program

scholarship@hacu.net
http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need if required by scholarship sponsor (typically determined by FAFSA).
  • Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.
  • Students must currently attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made. Students transferring schools, the school must also be a HACU member to be eligible to apply.
  • High School students are not eligible to apply.

Public Relations Student Society of America

120 Wall Street, 21st Floor New York, NY 10005-4024
http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships-and-awards/

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be of Latino, African American, Asian American, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry.
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university with at least junior status.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

UCLA Fellowships, Scholarships & Grants

https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-entering-students/fellowships-grants/

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

c/o Alliance for Young Artists and Writers
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
http://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/

Award: Multiple scholarships available in 29 categories of art and writing, award amounts vary; please visit website for details.
Deadline:  Varies by scholarship and region; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.

Society of Women Engineers

https://swe.org/scholarships/

Award: Multiple awards available.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must identify as a woman.
  • Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.
  • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
  • Must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • Must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.
  • Transcripts must be in English.

Additional Scholarships for College Students

*The following scholarships require legal status or U.S. citizenship as a qualifying factor.


Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) HACER Scholarship

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html 

Award: $100,000
Deadline: Typically opens in the fall; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior and younger than 21 years old.
  • Must be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study.
  • Must enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after their selection.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.
  • Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

General Scholarship Program and The Promise of Nursing Scholarship Program

National Student Nurses Association, Inc.
Attn: NSNA Foundation
555 W 57th Street, Suite 1327
New York, NY 10019
http://www.forevernursing.org/ 
(718) 210-0705

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Application typically opens in September and closes in January; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Students currently enrollment and matriculated in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MS completion, or LPN/LVN to RN program:
    • Matriculation means the student has applied to and has been admitted into a state approved nursing program. (Students in a 16-18 month accelerated program must graduate after July 1, 2023, to be eligible.)
  • Pre-nursing students taking courses to prepare for matriculation into a nursing program.
  • Attending classes and taking no less than six (6) credits per semester.
  • Involvement in student nursing organizations and/or community health activities.
  • Document academic achievement.
  • Establish financial need.
  • S. Citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/Alien Registration Number.
  • High school students are not eligible to apply.
  • Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Support@MigrantStudent.org
https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/922
Migrant Students
305 Prospect Ave.
Suite 4
Lewiston, ID 83501
(509) 368-7132

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Students must be both of the following:
    • Migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers).
    • Enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution of higher education.

World Studios AIGA Scholarships

233 Broadway
17th Floor
New York, NY 10279
scholarship@aiga.org
http://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship/

Award: $2,500 – $3,000
Deadline: Applications open in early January; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be U.S. citizen or in possession of a permanent resident card or Form I-551.
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in graphic design, illustration, or photography.
  • Applicants must be matriculated or planning to at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. for fall and spring semesters and must maintain full-time status.
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

21400 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan 48124
eva@thedrivingspirit.org
http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarships/ 

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes between February and June; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must submit a form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.
  • Must have received an acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or trade school and will be a full-time student.
  • Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program).
  • Must provide official transcript and two letters of recommendation.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or in the U.S. on a student visa.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The American Dental Association Foundation: Dental Student Scholarship Program

https://www.adea.org/studentawards/

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Requirements: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.

Additional Resources/Recursos Adicionales


The U.S. Department of Education Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/focus/supporting-undocumented-youth.pdf
This resource released by the U.S. Department of Education in October 2015 is an extensive guide aimed at helping educators, school leaders, and community organizations better support undocumented youth, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

UnidosUS

http://www.unidosus.org/
View the “Keeping the Dream Alive: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students” for tips on resume writing and fundraising for college. 

Immigrants Rising

www.immigrantsrising.org
This website provides a list of scholarships for qualified undocumented students.  The organization provides free legal case-analysis services​ or undocumented youth.  To inquire, contact Jesus Flores, Legal Services Coordinator at legalintake@immigrantsrising.org.

Latino College Dollars

www.latinocollegedollars.org
Visit this website for a database of scholarships for Latino college students, and information on how to plan and pay for college.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Database

https://www.chcinextopp.net/
Visit this website for scholarship opportunities for Latino students with a history of performing public service-oriented activities in the community.

Office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Scholarship Directory

http://roybal-allard.house.gov/students/
Visit this website for a list of scholarships, internship opportunities, fellowships, and links to other useful websites.

Scholarships.com

www.scholarships.com
Visit this website for tips on how to conduct a scholarship search; who to ask for help at your school; how to prepare your scholarship applications, including tips on writing the winning scholarship essay and creating a resume.

BEYOND THE GRADES AND THE SAT:

The other things you need to apply for college!

 

1. “BRAG SHEET”

  • Start now—write down all activities and groups you’ve participated in while in high school, and be specific!
  • Include on your list all of your activities and accomplishments by grade level:
    • Internships and volunteer work
    • Jobs
    • Sports teams
    • School clubs (leadership, student government, etc.)
    • Clubs outside of school (church/community youth groups, Boys and Girls Club etc.)
    • Performing arts, visual arts, band/orchestra, debate skills
    • Other important extracurricular involvement
  • List separately all awards and recognitions you have received as an individual or as part of a group/team.
  • Document the time period during which you participated in each activity listed:
    • Include a start date and an end date or if it’s an ongoing activity.
  • Write a short statement describing your role within each activity on your “brag sheet.”

 

2. PERSONAL STATEMENTS

  • Look for sample personal statements online to get an idea of how a personal statement should be written.
  • Draft a few personal statements as you enter your senior year.
  • Ask a few other people to read your drafts and provide feedback.
  • Modify your personal statements in order to use them for different applications.

 

3. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (LOR)

  • Determine how many letters of recommendation you will need:
    • Which colleges/universities that you’re applying to will require an LOR?
    • Of those colleges/universities—how many LORs does each request?
  • Decide whom you will ask to write an LOR for you:
  • Ask yourself with whom you have a good professional relationship? Who has seen your best work?
    • Don’t limit your recommenders to teachers only—think of internship/volunteer supervisors, bosses, and coaches!
  • Inform your letter writers when the letter is due, and where and how the letter should be sent (should it be given to you, emailed to the university, etc.).

 

Tip! Create a chart to help keep track of your letters of recommendation

College/University How Many LOR? Who’s agreed? LOR Due Date
Your First Choice 2 Mr. Riva and Ms. Loya Dec. 15
A Great Choice 1 Mr. Riva Dec. 31
A Good Choice 2 (3 preferred) Mr. Riva, Ms. Loya and Coach Vega Jan. 1

 

4. TRANSCRIPT

  • Ask your school counselor about any policy on sending “official transcripts” to colleges/universities:
    • Official transcripts are transcripts that are sealed and mailed by your high school’s staff to a college/university.
    • Unofficial transcripts are transcripts that students can print (if your school makes them available online), or transcripts that are printed by the school but are not
  • Request that your official transcript be sent to the colleges/universities to which you are applying.

 Note: Depending on your school’s policy, you might have to complete a request form.

 

5. SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Search for scholarships under many different categories! Scholarships may be based on:
    • Race/ethnicity
    • Interests
    • Intended major
    • Talents
    • Sports
    • Gender
    • Parental employment
    • Written expression (essay, etc.)
  • Understand clearly your eligibility and qualifications; decide which scholarships best meet your needs.
  • Stay organized! Keep track of all deadlines and stay on task!

 

[1] The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Taking the SAT or its competitor, the ACT, is required for freshman entry to many, but not all, universities in the United States. On March 5, 2014, the College Board announced that a redesigned version of the SAT would be administered for the first time in 2016. The exam will revert to the 1600-point scale, the essay will be optional, and students will have three hours to take the exam plus 50 additional minutes to complete the essay.

Scholarship and Resource Providers: If you would like your scholarship or resource to be considered in our Scholarship Resource Guide, please contact Crystal Martinez Gonzalez at cmartinezgonzalez@maldef.org.