Scholarship Resource Guide

For support in the 2020-2021 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 solicitud 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.

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.

OCTOBER


Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers Scholarship

https://immigrationlawyerslosangeles.com/los-angeles-immigration-lawyer-scholarship-2019/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Requirements:

  • Must submit a completed application using the website form.
  • Must be a foreign born student who now resides in the US or a US-born student whose parents originated from another country.
  • Proof of Enrollment or future enrollment in Post-High School education (trade school, graduate school, etc).

 

La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc. 

132 East 43rd Street, #358
New York, NY 10017
https://form.jotform.com/92404611023140   

Award: $500 – $1,000
Deadline: October 18, 2019
Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 out of a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be currently enrolled 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.
  • Must reside in the United States.

NOVEMBER


Community Service Scholarship

Good Tidings Foundation
https://goodtidings.org/scholarship/  

Award: $10,000
Deadline: November 14, 2019
Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior, graduating in 2020.
  • Must reside in one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo.

 

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program

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

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

  • Must be an enrolled college student. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at the time of applying.
  • 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. To find out if your school is an HACU-member institution, click here.

Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

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

Award: $2,000
Deadline: November 24, 2019

Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Colorado–regardless of legal residency status or citizenship.
  • Must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage or actively involved in the Hispanic/Latino community.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative on a weighted GPA scale.
  • Open to high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students.

 

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 or $500 for two-year institution (non-renewable) and conference scholarship to attend the 38th USHLI National Conference.
Deadline: November 30, 2019

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented).

DECEMBER


Google Lime Scholarship Program

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

Award: $10,000
Deadline: December 5, 2019
Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Must be a student with a visible or invisible disability pursuing a degree in computer science or a closely-related field.
  • Must maintain a strong academic performance.
  • Must exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology.

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

  • Must be enrolled in grades 7-12 in public, private, home school, or other educational programs in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada, and American schools abroad.

Hispanic Education Endowment Fund  

4041 MacArthur Blvd., Ste 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660)
https://www.heef.org/scholarships/

Award: Begins at $2,500
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Dream Act/AB 540 student who lives in Orange County, California.
  • Must be a Latino/a who has lived in Orange County (OC), California for the past three years.
  • An OC high school graduate or an OC community college transfer student who plans to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university in fall 2020.
  • Must be a first generation college student.
  • Must complete FAFSA application or CA Dream Act application.
  • Must submit Student Aid Report (SAR) or CalSar report.

 

Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program

https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/community-health/communities-we-serve/northwest-community/improving-community-conditions/health-career-scholarships-and-learning/health-care-career-scholarship-program0

Award: $5,000 – $10,000
Deadline: December 13, 2019; application registration closes December 6, 2019.
Requirements:

  • Must be a senior in high school graduating in spring 2020.
  • Must plan to pursue a career in an approved human health care field (see website for details).
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must reside and attend an eligible high school in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area (see website for a downloadable list of eligible schools).
  • Must plan to enroll at a U.S.-accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-or certificate-seeking first year student in fall 2020.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency is not required.

USC Topping Scholar

https://ntsaf.usc.edu/

Award: Full financial aid at USC.
Deadline: Typically closes in early December; please visit website for more details.
Requirements:

  • Must be applying to USC as a full-time freshman, transfer or graduate student.
  • Must have high financial need (expected family contribution less than $20,000).
  • Must demonstrate strong community awareness and contribute to the betterment of a community through volunteer efforts.

iWater Purification Foundation

https://iwaterpurification.com/scholarship/

Award: $1,000 towards tuition and books.
Deadline: Typically closes in early December; please visit website for more details.     
Requirements:

  • Must be attending a registered university in: The United States, Canada, Australia or The United Kingdom.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Must be enrolled in, or previously acquired a credit in any course related to: environmental science, biology, engineering, film & art, law, international politics or chemistry.
  • Must demonstrate financial need: Student must have either outstanding student loans or demonstrate that they are employed and working to pay for tuition.

 

Society of Women Engineers

https://swe.org/scholarships/

Award: Multiple awards available.
Deadline: Upper-class and graduate student application opens December 1, 2019; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must identify as female.
  • 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.

JANUARY


CUNY BECAS

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

Award: Up to $6,930 to cover tuition.
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Requirements:

  • Must plan to enroll full-time in an associate or baccalaureate program at a CUNY campus in fall 2020 and spring 2021. Or if a Graduate Student, must intend to enroll full time in a master’s degree program either fall 2020 or spring 2021.
  • 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.

 

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 early January; application opens in early September
Requirements: 

  • Must be a registered full-time junior or senior at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States during the fall semester.

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

  • Must be a CTA member, student CTA member or dependent of a member.

The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship

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

Award: Please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically closes in mid-January.
Requirements:

  • Must be an Illinois resident attending a high school, college, university or vocational training program located within 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.
  • Must demonstrate ineligibility for federal financial assistance and financial hardships for spring 2021 and 2020-2021 academic years.
  • DACA recipients eligible to apply.

 

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: January 31, 2020
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.

 

Microsoft Scholarship Program

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-8303
https://careers.microsoft.com/students/us/en/usscholarshipprogram

Award: Full or partial tuition covered for one academic year.
Deadline: Typically closes in January; applications open in October.
Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application.
  • Must have 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.
  • Must show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related STEM discipline.

Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

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

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

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll/transfer to an accredited college or university based in the United States in the fall of 2020. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States 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 and at least a senior in high school.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.

 

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.
Deadline: Typically closes in January; please visit website for more 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 2020-2021 academic year.

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: January 30, 2020   
Requirements:

  • You must have current DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the following immigration eligibility criteria:
    • Came to the United States before the age of 16;
    • Have continuously resided in the United States since before November 1, 2014 up to the present time and have had no lawful status;
    • Are currently in high school or have graduated from a United States high school or obtained a general education development (GED) certificate from a United States Program; and
    • 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.
  • Must have graduated or will graduate from high school in a locked-out state by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year with a GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must have taken the SAT or ACT.
  • Must not be currently or have previously enrolled in a four-year college.
  • 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.
  • Must have significant unmet financial need.

FEBRUARY


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.
Deadline: Typically closes 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: February 1, 2020
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 and to Black young men graduating from any high school in the nine Bay Area counties.
  • 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.
    • 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).

The Peninsula College Fund

http://www.peninsulacollegefund.org/meet-our-scholars/apply/

Award: $3,000 per year; renewable for four years.
Deadline: Typically closes in February; application opens in October.
Requirements:                  

  • Minimum 3.0-3.8 cumulative unweighted GPA.
  • Documented financial need.
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college/university beginning fall 2021.
  • First-generation college student.
  • Undocumented and AB 540 students are eligible to apply.
  • Current graduating senior attending one of the following schools.
  • Mid-peninsula high schools: Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy, Carlmont High School, East Palo Alto Academy, Eastside College Preparatory School, Gunn High School, Junipero Serra High School, Menlo School, Menlo-Atherton High School, Palo Alto High School, Sacred Heart Preparatory, Saint Francis High School, Sequoia High School, Summit Preparatory High School, Woodside High School.
  • Or San Jose high schools: Downtown College Preparatory – Alum Rock High School, Latino College Preparatory Academy, San Jose High School, Mt. Pleasant High School, William C. Overfelt High School.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) HACER Scholarship

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

Award: $100,000
Deadline: February 5, 2020
Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating 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 2.7 GPA.
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.

Maisin Scholar Award

http://sfedfund.org/programs/maisin-scholar-award-program/overview-faq/

Award: Varies by scholarship; please visit website for details.
Deadline: February 14. 2020
Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior in the San Francisco Unified School District.
  • Must plan to attend an accredited educational program in the fall.
  • Must have an unweighted GPA between 2.0 and 3.5.
  • Do not need social security number to apply.

 

San Diego Foundation Scholarships

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

Award: Vary by scholarship.
Deadline: Typically closes February 27, 2020; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Varies by scholarship.

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: February 27, 2020
Requirements: 

  • Have graduated or will graduate from a US high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2019-20 academic 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 no later than the spring term of 2019-20 academic year.
  • 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 United States before the age of 16;
    • Have continuously resided in the United States since before November 1, 2014 up to the present time and have had no lawful status;
    • Are currently in high school or have graduated from a United States high school or obtained a general education development (GED) certificate from a United States 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.

Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship

 http://ascendfundny.org/scholarship/

Award: $2,500 – $20,000
Deadline: Typically closes in February; applications open in November.
Requirements:

  • Must be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside of the United States.
  • 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 2019-2020.

 

BMI Student Composer Award

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

Award: $500 – $5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of a country in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Currently studying music, either in an educational institution or privately.
  • Under the age of 28 as of time of submission.
  • Has not won a BMI Student Composer Award more than two times (Honorable Mention excluded).

 

Que Llueva Café Scholarship

Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE)
P.O. Box 160144
Sacramento, CA 95816
jdelrazo@ca-core.org
http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe_scholarship_program

Award: $500
Deadline: Typically closes in late February; please visit website for more details.
Requirements:

  • Must be of Chicano/Latino descent.
  • Must be an undocumented student, defined as someone who was born outside of the U.S. and lives here without legal permission of the federal government.
  • Must be or will be a high school or GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2020-21 academic year.

 

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 February; please visit website for  more details.
Requirements:

  • Must be eligible for Cal Grant A, check your eligibility here.
  • Must have completed high-school, GED requirements or community college transfer requirements in California, please note this is regardless of immigration status.
  • Must submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Berkeley by May 1, 2020.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bright Minds Scholarship

https://www.scholarsapply.org/pge/

Award: $2,000 – $20,000; renewable for up to five years. 
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16, a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification, or be a current post-secondary undergraduate student.
  • Must live within the PG&E service area.
  • Must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-20 academic year.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Employee Resource Groups Scholarship

Latino Employee Resource Group Scholarship Committee
Attn: Mario Valadez
77 Beale Street Mail Code B29J
San Francisco, CA 94105
https://pge.onlineapplications.net/applications/default.asp

Award: $1,000 – $2,000
Deadline: Typically closes in February; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior or graduate, or have received GED certification, and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 academic year; or be a current post-secondary undergraduate student.
  • Student or parent/guardian must reside in PG&E territory, established by uploading PG&E bill, driver’s license, or phone bill from within the past six months.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 weighted GPA.

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation

https://www.hsf.net/

Award: Amounts range from $500 to $5,000.
Deadline:  Typically closes in mid-February; applications open in January.
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).
  • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable).

 

TELACU Education Foundation

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; application opens in December.
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 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 Award

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

Award: $500 – $5,000
Deadline: February 28, 2020
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 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.

MARCH


Society of Women Engineers

https://swe.org/scholarships/

Award: Multiple awards available; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Freshman application opens March 1, 2020 and closes May 1, 2020.
Requirements:

  • Must identify as female.
  • 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.
  • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.
  • Transcripts must be in English.

Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) Scholarship

https://ilache.org/

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

  • New or continuing Latino/a undergraduate students who have a current cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or a 4.00 (on a 5.0 scale) from a regionally accredited Illinois college/university or high school (whichever is applicable).
  • Applicant MUST be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall 2020 semester.
  • All majors are eligible.

Past recipients are not eligible to apply; the scholarship is non-renewable.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Better Together STEM Scholarship program

https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/education-programs/grants-and-scholarships/bright-mind-scholarships/bright-mind-scholarships.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_educationprograms

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

  • Must be a high school senior or graduate and have received GED certification or be a postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply.
  • Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application.
  • Must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in California.
  • Must express an interest in energy and a demonstrated aptitude in STEM.
  • Must plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors:
    • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial, environmental)
    • Computer Science/Information Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Environmental Sciences.
  • Must have demonstrated academic achievement, school or community leadership and financial need.

 

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 late March; applications open early December.  
Requirements:

  • Must be a San Diego County high school graduate.
  • Must be a high school senior entering a two- or four-year university.

 

Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Scholarship

http://www.becafoundation.org/

Award: $500 – $2,000
Deadline: Typically closes in late March; applications open early December.   
Requirements:

  • Must be entering a medical/health care profession or seeking a Bachelor of Science, Master’s 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.

California Dream Act Scholarships

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Scholarship

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

Award: Up to $8,000.
Deadline: Priority deadline is March 2, 2020.
Requirements:

  • Must be a current UC Berkeley undergraduate or 2019 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.

 

10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarship

http://www.10000degrees.org/students/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/

Award: Multiple awards available; visit website for details.
Deadline: March 2, 2020
Requirements:

  • The majority of our scholarships are for students from Marin and Sonoma County, but we do administer a few scholarships for students from the greater Bay Area (California).
  • Students must provide information showing financial need.
  • Students must be enrolled in a program leading to his/her 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 2019-20 academic year (or full-time as designated by school).

 

New Leader Scholarship

http://newleaderscholarship.org/apply/

Award: $8,000
Deadline: March 10, 2020; applications open in mid-January.
Undergraduate Requirements:

  • 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 at 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 2020and Spring 2021 semesters
  • Demonstrated financial need.

Graduate Requirements:

  • Prior New Leader Scholarship recipient at the undergraduate level.
  • Plan to enroll in a graduate program at a public university in California in 2020-2021.
  • Demonstrated financial need.

 

California’s Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship Program

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

Award: $500 – $8,000; multiple scholarships available; check website for details
Deadline: March 6, 2020
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.

 

Humane Education Network: A Voice for Animals Contest

contest@hennet.org
http://www.hennet.org/contest.php

Award: $150 – $750
Deadline: Typically closes in March; application opens in January.
Requirements:

  • Varies by year.

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
http://www.umcom.org/about/leonard-m-perryman-scholarship

Award: $2,500
Deadline: March 15, 2020
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 United States.
  • 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.

Bill Coggins Community Leadership Award

Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center
1465 E. 103rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 564-7911
info-watts@kp.org

Award: $250 – $2,000
Deadline: Call the Watts Counseling and Learning Center in January 2020.
Requirements:

  • Currently a high-school senior.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8.
  • Have demonstrated commitment to community leadership.
  • Live OR attend school within the boundary of Western Ave. (W), Florence Ave. (N), Alameda St. (E), and El Segundo Blvd. (S).

APRIL


Esperanza Education Fund 

P.O. Box 27507
Washington, DC 20038
apply@esperanzafund.org
http://www.esperanzafund.org/about-our-scholarship/

Award: $5,000 – $20,000
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be either a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or a recent GED grad residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
  • Applicant must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the academic year the award is offered.
  • Applicant must have a family income of less than $100,000 in 2019.

 

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: March 31, 2020; application opens January 1, 2020.
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.

 

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
davisputter@davisputter.org
www.davisputter.org

Award: Up to $15,000.
Deadline: April 1, 2020. Applications open January 1, 2020.
Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate activism in the struggle to achieve civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity, or other progressive issues.
  • 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
(818) 640-6454
http://cardenasfoundation.org/apply

Award: $500 – $3,000; qualified AB540 students are eligible.
Deadline: Typically closes in April; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a senior at, or have graduated from one of the following Northeast San Fernando Valley high schools: Arleta HS, Kennedy HS, Monroe HS, North Hollywood HS, Polytechnic HS, Cesar Chavez Learning Academies HS, San Fernando HS, Sylmar HS, Van Nuys HS or Panorama HS;
  • 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; however, AB540 students are eligible to apply if they meet the above General Eligibility Requirements.

 

Phi Delta Kappa International

https://pdkassociation.org/scholarships/
scholarships@pdkintl.org

Award: Varies by scholarship.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship; 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; and
  • Pursuing a career in education — usually this means you will be or already are enrolled in a School of Education; and
  • 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.

 

MEXAUSTIN Scholarship

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

Award: $1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in late April; applications open in January.
Requirements:

  • ​​​First Time College Student.
  • Enrolling For Fall 2020 Semester (Minimum 6 Credit Hours).
  • 5 High School GPA or Higher.
  • Mexican immigrants and children of Mexican immigrants.
  • Latino immigrants & children of Latino immigrants.
  • Demonstrate Financial Need.
  • Reside in the Following 23 Texas Counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco,  Brown,  Burnet,  Caldwell,  Coryell, Comanche,  Coleman,  Falls,  Fayett,  Hamilton,  Hays,  Lampasas,  Lee,  Limestone,  Llano​,  McLennan,  Milam,  Mills,  San Saba,  Travis

 

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships

http://migrant.net/scholarships

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

  • Vary by scholarship. Please visit website for details.

 

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium: Scholars Program

https://www.hispanicscholar.org/apply?p=13

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

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

 

Great Minds in Stem Scholarship

gcruz@greatmindsinstem.org
http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/scholarships/

Award: $500 – $10,000
Deadline: Closes April 1, 2020; applications open in January.
Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities.
  • Must be a science, technology, engineering or math-related major.
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the underserved community.
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

 

PFLAG Chapter Scholarship Program

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

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

  • Must be a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time in the current calendar year or enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
  • Must self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or anywhere within the LGBTQ “family,” (LGBTQ), or as an ally.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community.
  • Must have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Cannot be receiving full-tuition remission sources to fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.).

 

Anthem Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute
https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#anthem-1

Award: $25 – $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Requirements:

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

 

Los Hermanos de Stanford

Haas Center for Public Service
562 Salvatierra Walkway
Stanford, CA 94305
loshermanosscholarship@gmail.com
https://hermanos.weebly.com/scholarship.html

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

  • Must be of Latinx descent (open to applicants of any gender and documented or undocumented status).
  • 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.
  • Applicants do not have to apply to or gain admission to Stanford to be eligible.

MAY


SALEF Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund

Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund
421 South Bixel St.
Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 480-1052
https://www.salef.org/scholarship

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

  • Be of Salvadoran or of other Latin(o/a/x) ethnicity.
  • Demonstrate proven financial need.
  • Possess a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community involvement.
  • Demonstrate status as a full-time student:
    • Graduating high school seniors or
    • Continuing community college, undergraduate, or graduate students or
    • Transferring community college students or
    • Vocational/trade school students or
    • 1st year graduate students.
  • Applicants must be:
    • Pursuing any associate degree or
    • Pursuing any bachelor’s degree or
    • Pursuing a master’s, J.D. or Ph.D.
  • Applicants must live or have attended high school in the city of Los Angeles:
    • Note: There is a strong preference for applicants who live in Los Angeles council districts 1, 9 and 13.
    • Check your Council District and that of your high school at this following link: neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org.

 

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: May 1, 2020
Requirements:

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

 

The Fountainhead Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute
https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1

Award: $50 – $10,000; please visit the website for details.
Deadline: May 28, 2020
Requirements:

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

 

Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award

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

Award: $2,000
Deadline: Typically closes in late 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.

 

Support Creativity

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

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

  • Must be a passionate creative student.
  • Must attend a college or graduate school in the New York area (NY, NJ, CT, or PA) in fall 2020.
  • Must major in any creative field.
  • Must submit application including the project and essay online.

 

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

The National Aids Memorial Grove
http://www.aidsmemorial.org/scholarship/scholarship-faqs

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

  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Open to high school seniors and students at any accredited two- or four- year undergraduate program.
  • Must have proven leadership skills, community involvement, personal merit and the desire to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Davis Scholarship

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

Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 22, 2020
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 nex

 

Children’s Defense Fund

https://childrensdefense-ny.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2wls2i0benn

Award: Up to $10,000.
Deadline: Typically closes May 31; please see website for more details.
Requirements:               

  • Be a current high school sophomore who attends a public, charter, or alternative school in one of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) of New York City.
  • Have overcome significant adversity such as, but not limited to, poverty, disability, homelessness or abuse.
  • Demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, and/or employment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to their community and/or social justice issues.
  • Be nominated or seek nomination for the Program from a teacher, counselor, caseworker, or other adults who can speak to your character.
  • Plan to attend college, university, or vocational school post-graduation.

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program

sakwei@sfbar.org

https://www.sfbar.org/jdc/diversity/educational-programs/scholarships.aspx

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

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

JUNE


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
Corresponding-secretary@prbany.com
http://prbascholarshipfund.org/how-to-apply/

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

  • Open to Puerto Rican and Latino students, permanently residing, attending law school, in New York State, or with a commitment to work in New York State upon completion of their law school education.
  • Must be a first, second, third or fourth year law student.
  • Must be in good standing enrolled full-time in a Juris Doctor Degree program at an accredited American Bar Association Law School in NY State.
  • Must show financial need and academic promise.

Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 320
Charlotte, NC 28203
caroline@tedrollinsecoscholars.com
http://www.tedrollinsecoscholars.com/apply-now/

Award: $1,000
Deadline: Typically closes in early June; 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 fall 2020 semester.

 

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 late June; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of the United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia.
  • Be a graduate student or college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school during the 2020-2021 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


Mexican American Dream Scholarship

The Council of Mexican Federations in North American (COFEM)
https://www.cofem.org/scholarships-becas

Award: $500 – $1,000
Deadline: Typically in August, check the website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be an AB540/DACA student or a member or be related to a member of a COFEM-affiliated federation or club.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 units at a four-year institution or two-year community college.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance.
  • Must demonstrate involvement in the community and/or work experience.
  • Must attend school in the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire, and Ventura County.

SEPTEMBER


Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute
https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1

Award: $100 – $25,000. Undocumented students are encouraged to apply; please visit the website for more information.
Deadline:  Typically in September, check the website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a senior in high school, undergraduate or graduate student anywhere in the world.

 

Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholarships

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

Award: Multiple awards; please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically in September, check the website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a law degree in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin.
  • Must have completed 2 semesters of law school unless applying for the LSAT scholarship as an undergraduate student.

Golden Doors Scholars

http://www.goldendoorscholars.org/

Award: Please visit website for details.
Deadline: Typically in September, check the website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Must be a high school senior, recent high school graduate or currently enrolled as an undergraduate/ transfer student.

 

Public Relations Student Society of America

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

Award: Multiple scholarship awards available, with public relations major or minor students preferred.
Deadline: Varies depending on 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.

 

Quest Bridge National College Match Program

445 Sherman Ave. Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306
www.questbridge.org                    

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: Typically in September, check the website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2020 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2020.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident or a student, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.
  • Must demonstrate a strong academic record and demonstrate financial need.

Additional Scholarships for College Students

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


Wal-Mart Foundation

https://walmart.org/what-we-do/strengthening-communities/associate-support

Award: Up to $13,000.
Deadline: Quarterly award opportunities; please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be the dependent of a Walmart associate (employee) who has been actively employed within any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months.
  • Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the application due date.
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents.

General Scholarship Program and The Promise of Nursing Scholarship Program

National Student Nurses Association, Inc.
Attn: NSNA Foundation
45 Main Street
Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 210-0705
http://www.forevernursing.org/ 

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, generic pre-licensure doctorate or generic pre-licensure master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN 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 please contact the FNSNA for more details for eligibility.
  • ​Pre-nursing students taking courses to prepare for matriculation into a nursing program.
  • Attending classes and taking no less than six 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.
  • Students must graduate on or after December 2020 to be eligible to apply.
  • Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.

 

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Migrant Students
305 Prospect Ave.
Suite 4
Lewiston, ID 83501
(509) 368-7132
Support@MigrantStudent.org
http://www.migrantstudents.org/scholarships/campscholarship.html

Award: Varies; amount will depend on applicant’s individual unmet financial need as per FAFSA and individual grant (college) guidelines.
Deadline: Please visit website for details.
Requirements:

  • GED or HS Diploma.
  • Migrant or Seasonal Farm working Background.
  • S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Residency.
  • Seeking four-year academic degree.
  • Be determined to need the services/support provided.
  • Scholarship only applies to college freshman year.

World Studios AIGA Scholarships

222 Broadway
17th Floor
New York, NY 10038
scholarship@aiga.org
http://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship/

Award: $2,000 – $3,000
Deadline: Typically closes in April; applications open in early February.
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 2020/spring 2021 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year
  • 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 supporting your automotive interests.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or in the U.S. on a student visa.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Additional Resources/Recursos Adicionales


University Leaders for Educational Access and Diversity

https://uleadnet.org/content/scholarshipsfunding
This website is an online community of university leaders who have compiled a map of state policies regarding access to in-state tuition and financial aid for undocumented students.

 

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 for 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.

 

Fastweb.com

https://www.fastweb.com/
Visit this website to find scholarships, internships and resources on college admissions.

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.