At NAKASEC, we believe in education for all. Please view a list we’ve compiled below of scholarship opportunities for undocumented students.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to us at nakasec@nakasec.org.

Scholarship Deadline Award Amount Field of Study Region For what degree? Ethnicity/Race Description Criteria
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up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree; RENEWABLE
N/A
Must reside in a locked-out state: Alaska, Idaho, North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia; Opportunity partner colleges are located in Oregon, Tennessee, Washington D.C., Delaware, Connecticut
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship is for Dreamers who live in states where they effectively have no access to college, either because they face paying out-of-state tuition or because their state will simply not admit them into its universities. These states are locked-out-states.
1. Live in and have graduated or will graduated from high school in a locked-out state by the end of the relevant academic year with a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
2. Have taken the SAT or ACT
3. Are not currently enrolled in a four-year college
4. Intend to relocate to and enroll full-time in a bachelor degree’s program at one of our Opportunity partner colleges
5. Have DACA or TPS or certify you meet the immigration eligibility criteria for the two programs
6. Came to the United States before you were 16
7. Have significant unmet financial need
Varies. Check website
$14,500 for an associate’s degree; $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree; RENEWABLE
N/A
Must reside in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, Delaware, Virginia, Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Dream.US National Scholarship is a kind of “Pell Grant” for highly motivated Dreamers with significant, unmet financial need. While they consider your GPA and test scores, they place great emphasis on your demonstrated ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that Dreamers face each and every day.
1. Have graduated or will graduate high school by the end of the relevant academic year with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; OR have graduated from or are a current student at a community college or two-year program in the relevant academic year with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
2. Have not previously enrolled in a four-year institution or a four year bachelor’s degree program
3. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the partner college you want to attend
4. Have DACA or TPS or certify you meet the immigration eligibility criteria for the two programs
5. Came to the United States before you were 16
6. Have significant unmet financial need
Varies. Check website
TBA
N/A
National
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACAmented and undocumented students.
1. Must have DACA or TPS
2. Strong priority given to students from states that charge out-of-state tuition to undocumented students
3. Recent high school students, currently enrolled undergraduate students, and transfer students are eligible to apply. You do not have to be a current high school student.
Varies. Check website
$5,000 to $20,000
N/A
Must reside in Washington D.C., Maryland, or Virginia
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievment, leadership, and commitment to one’s community.
1. Must be born outside of U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
2. Must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university during the academic year the award was given
3. Must be a graduating senior or a recent GED graduate in the DMV area
4. Must have a family income of less than $100,000 from the previous year
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$5,000; RENEWABLE
Engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science
Must reside in Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo; Southern California countiess: Los Angeles, Orange, or San Diego
Undergraduate degree
Filipino heritage (at least 50%)
Scholarship recipients should have work experience; personal strengths, including maturity, motivation, and potenetial to succeed; honors; and well-informed educational and career goals in engineering/science
1. Must be an incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year college or university for the relevant academic year
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Must demonstrate financial need
Varies. Check website
$1,000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Any ethnic heritage
Scholarship recipients should be committed to community service, including involvement in progressive causes; should have the potential to succeed; should have academic achievements; and should have personal strengths, including overcoming hardships and understanding the restaurant worker environment
1. Must be an incoming freshman or current full-time undergraduate at a 2-year community college or 4-year college/university for the relevant academic year
2. You or your parent must be currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
3. Must demonstrate interest in community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian, and/or other progressive caucuses
4. Must demonstrate financial need
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$5,000; RENEWABLE
Interest in business (but not required to be a business major)
Must reside in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, or Solano County in California
Undergraduate degree
First generation Asian America (that is, immigrants)
Scholarship recipients should have a record of community service and should demonstrate creativity, resourcefulness, interest in business
1. Must be an incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited 4-year college or university for the relevant academic year
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Must demonstrate history of community service
4. Must demonstrate financial need
Varies. Check website
$5,000
Accounting, political science, public policy, business administration, or related fields
N/A
Undergraduate degree
At least 50% Asian
Scholarship recipients should have a record of volunteer service, academic achievements, and the potential to succeed
1. Must be an incoming sophomore, junior, or senior at a 4-year college or university for the relevant academic year
2. Must be enrolled in a California college or university
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
4. Preference given to those with record of community service
5. Must demonstrate financial need
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Varies. Check website $1,000 N/A N/A Undergraduate degree N/A Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing their efforts at helping those who have the desire and amibition to succeed. The winnter(s) of this award will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline 1. Must be a high school junior or senior, or registered at any accredited post secondary institution
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TBA
N/A
Must reside in Illinois
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
The Anhelo Dream Scholarship will be awarded to deserving undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership, academic competitiveness, community involvement, and financial need.
1. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time at a college or university in Illinois
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Must demonstrate ineligibility for federal financial assistance and financial hardships for the relevant academic year
4. Recipients must commit 20 hours of volunteer time to The Anhelo Project events during that academic year
Honey Pig Scholarship Varies. Check website TBA N/A N/A Any degree N/A Honey Pig encourages all students from all walks of life to submit an essay to participate. Anyone can apply! N/A
Varies. Check website
$1,500
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Must identify as a Korean American
Puri means “the root.” KRC places value in cultural diversity, and knowing one’s root is the starting point.
1. Must demonstrate financial need
2. Must be a U.S. high school senior or will be entering or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university as a full-time student in the U.S.
3. Extra consideration will be given to undocumented students.
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$1,500
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Must identify as a Korean American and/or Asian American Pacific Islander
Hongik refers to the founding spirit of Korea, the Gojoseon kingdom. It means to widely benefit humankind.
1. Must demonstrate financial need
2. Must be a U.S. high school senior or will be entering or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university as a full-time student in the U.S.
3. Extra consideration will be given to undocumented students.
Varies. Check website
$1,500
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Must identify as a Korean American and/or Asian American Pacific Islander
KRC supports and fights for all our undocumented students.
1. Must be an undocumented student
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must be a U.S. high school senior or will be entering or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university as a full-time student in the U.S.
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Acceptance to the National College Match scholarship guarantees a full ride to a partner college
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Questbridge is looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. Their National College Match Scholarship guarantees a full ride to the partner college you’re matched with, including Amherst College, Stanford University, Duke University, MIT, etc. As a finalist, you will receive application fee waivers for all your college applications.
1. Must graduate from high school during or before the summer and plan to enroll as a freshman in college during the fall
2. Must demonstrate a level of academic achievement
3. Must be from a low income background
4. If you are an undocumented or international student, you must be attending school in the U.S.
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$2,500
Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Western Union scholars are students from across the globe who share these three values: perseverance (they must exemplify the determination to achieve their educational goals despite challenges or obstacles), aspiration (they must strive to better themselves to bteter the world, studying career paths for in-demand, 21st century careers); and community-mindedness (they must desire to make the world a better place as global citizens and community leaders).
1. Scholarships must be used at an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree
2. Must be between the ages of 18-26 years of age on June 1st of the relevant academic year
3. Application must be submitted in English; translation services may be used to help non-English speakers submit
4. Must be able to demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance
5. Immediate family members of controlling officers in Western Union, any of its affiliates and non-affiliated nonprofit entities, or its agents are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program
Varies. Check website
$500-$5,000
N/A
KASF offers scholarships in six different regions (Western, Midwestern, Southwestern, Southern, Eastern, Northeastern). You should apply for the region where the school you will be attending during the scholarship year is located.
Undergraduate or graduate degree (including professional degrees)
Korean heritage
KASF Scholars evaluated based on scholastic achievements, community service and extracurricular activities, financial need, and your application materials.
1. Must be a student of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (includes Korean nationals)
2. Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
4. Must be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated region states
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$5,000-$15,000; RENEWABLE
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Dream Award is Scholarship America’s scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome barriers and have successfully started their college education. Dream Award scholarships include general scholarships, STEM-specific scholarships, the World Journal Dream Award Scholarship for Chinese American students, and the Midwest Scholars Dream Award for students in eligible states.
1. Must be at least 17 years of age
2. Must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or DACA recipients
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
4. Must demonstrate financial need
5. Must have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September of the relevant academic year
6. Must have completed or expect to successfuly complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June of the next year
7. Must be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree
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Maximum grant available is $10,000; RENEWABLE
No required major; however, activity in social and economic justice is a must
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement.
1. Must be involved in social and economic justice work
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Undergraduates and graduates are eligible
4. U.S. citizenship is not required; but applicants must have participated in activities in the U.S. and be planning to enroll in an accredited program in the U.S. in order to apply. Strong preference given to students who are planning on staying in the U.S. and building the progressive movement here
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$500
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is in response to the lack of financial aid that undocumented students face every day at their respective college. In particular, CORE seeks to support undocumented students that have met the academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more.
1. Must be an undocumented or DACAmented student
2. Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the relevant academic year. Current college students who have already graduated high school or received their GED will not be considered
3. Must demonstrate financial need
4/1 (each year)
Up to $500
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship Fund financially assists those migrant farmworker youth who have the potential and desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals.
1. Must have a recent history of movement for agricultural employment. Priority will be given to currently interstate migrant youth
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must be enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical or vocational school, or a dropout or a potential dropout from high school who shows promise of ability to continue schooling
4/1 (each year)
Up to $500
N/A
Must have a history of migration in or within New York State
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Patrick Crowley Homeless Migrant Scholarship assists high school seniors with a history of migration in or within New York State who has been identified as homeless any time during high school.
1. Must be a high school senior
2. Must have a history of migration to or within New York State
3. Must be identified as homeless according to the McKinney-Vento guidelines at any time during their high school years
6/1 and 11/1 (each year)
Grants applications for up to $500 have no deadline; grants up to $2,500 are due on 6/1 and 11/1
N/A
N/A
Applicants need not be enrolled in school/pursuing school
N/A
The Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers provides a creative arts scholarship to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. There are two grant levels in visual, media, or performing arts.
1. Must be 16 years of older
2. Applicant need not be enrolled in school
3. A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is required
7/1 (each year)
Up to $20,000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship provides financial support to a deserving student with a history of migration for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth has been able to procure in federal/state and other scholarship assistance.
1. Must have a recent history of movement for agricultural employment
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must have successfully completed at least one year at an accredited post-secondary institution
4/1 (each year)
$2,000
N/A
Must have a history of migration to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, or Westchester counties in New York State
Undergraduate degree
Must be a migrant farmworker or child of a migrant farmworker from Mexico
The Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship offers scholarship assistance annually to a migrant farmworker of child of a migrant farmworker from Mexico.
1. Must be a migrant farmworker or child of a migrant farmworker from Mexico
2. Must have a history of migration to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, or Westchester counties in New York State
3. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated interest in traditional Mexican art and culture
4/1 (each year)
$500
N/A
Must be a New York State resident or have a history of migration to New York State
Undergraduate degree or other advanced training
N/A
The Margaret Raley New York State Migrant Scholarship Award recognizes a New York State migrant student who desires to achieve personal and career goals by furthering his/her education.
1. Must be a New York State resident or have a history of migration to New York State
2. Must be migration education eligible
3. Must have senior status in high school at the time of the award
4. Must have plans to attend a post-secondary institution or other advanced training
Robert Apicella Good Samaritan Migrant Scholarship 4/1 (each year) $500 N/A Must reside in New York State Undergraduate degree N/A The Robert Apicella Good Samaritan Migrant Scholarship recognizes a migrant farmworker senior high school student from New York State who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community. 1. Must be a migrant farmworker senior high school student from New York State
4/1 (each year)
TBA
N/A
Must reside in New York State, or have a history of movement to New York State
Undergraduate degree
The Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship honors a migrant farmworker student from New York State.
1. Must have past or present eligibility for Migrant Education services in New York State
2. Must have acceptance at a post-secondary degree granting institution, preferably in New York State
3. Preferably current status as a senior in an accredited New York State high school, or status as a senior at an accredited high school outside of New York State but with a history of movement to New York State
4. Must demonstrate financial need
4/1 (each year)
$1,000
N/A
Must have recently migrated to Illinois
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Aurelio “Larry” Jazo Migrant Scholarship offers post-secondary scholship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who has a recent migration to Illinois.
1. Must have a recent history of migration to Illinois for agricultural employment
2. Must demonstrate financial need
Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship 4/1 (each year) $500 N/A Must reside in Franklin, St. Lawrence, or Clinton counties in New York State Undergraduate degree N/A The Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship recognizes a senior high school student who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community. 1. Must be a senior high school student from a migrant farmworker family in Franklin, St. Lawrence, or Clinton counties in New York State
4/1 (each year)
$500
N/A
Must have attended high school in Columbia County, New York
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Leah Levy Memorial Scholarship Fund offers an award to a migrant farmworker senior high school student who has demonstrated a caring attitude toward others or the community.
1. Must be a curent student or a student who formerly attended school in Columbia County
2. Must be a senior in high school
3. Must have plans to attend a post-secondary institution
4. Must have a recent history of movement for agriculture employment
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$1,000-$2,000; RENEWABLE
N/A
Must have graduated or will graduate from a Virginia high school
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Dream Project Scholarship is a yearly scholarship awarded to immigrant students demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and perseverance and persistence in the face of adversity.
1. Must have graduated or will graduate from a Virginia high school
2. Was born outside of the United States and whose immigration status creates barriers to access and success in college
3. Will attend an accredited two-or four-year college or university
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$1,000
Open to all students; special consideration will be given to students pursuing a course in English/creative writing, journalism, fashion, or design
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
The Hitched Wedding Writing Scholarship rewards creative excellence among students.
1. Must be accepted, enrolled, or due to be enrolled in a full time course
2. Applications can be submitted by any high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student in the United States
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up to $40,000; can be more if student has extenuating circumstances; RENEWABLE
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate frmo the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.
1. Must graduate from a US high school in spring of the relevant academic year
2. Must intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2018
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
4. Must have standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above or ACT composite score of 26 or above
5. Must demonstrate unmet financial need
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up to $40,000; can be more if student has extenuating circumstances; RENEWABLE
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The foundation provides up to $40,000 each year to approximately 45 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.
1. Must be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status, or a recent graduate
2. Must plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
4. Must demonstrate unmet financial need
5. Must have no previous enrollment or attendance at a four year institution
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$500-$3,000; RENEWABLE for up to five years
N/A
Must reside in Colorado
Undergraduate or graduate degree
Hispanic origin (or actively involved in Hispanic community)
The LAEF scholarship recognizes students of Hispanic origin (or those actively involved in Hispanic community).
1. Must be a Colorado resident; regardless of legal residency status or citizenship
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Available to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students
Diversity Scholarship Foundation: Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award Varies. Check website TBA N/A Residents of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana encouraged to apply Law degree N/A This scholarship will be awarded to a student who actively advocates for diversity within the legal community and works to bring focus to those who do pro-bono work within their community. Students are required to submit an article on their views about “diversity within the legal community” 1. Must maintain a 3.8 GPA
Diversity Scholarship Foundation: Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award Varies. Check website TBA N/A Residents of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana encouraged to apply Law degree N/A This scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged. 1. Must maintain a 3.5 GPA
Diversity Scholarship Foundation: LSAT Scholarship Award Varies. Check website TBA N/A Residents of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana encouraged to apply Law degree N/A This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is actively applying to an accredited law school in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Indiana, or is a recent graduate with a four-year degree and is taking the LSAT. 1. Must maintain a 3.5 GPA
Varies. Check website
TBA
N/A
Must reside in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Indiana
Law degree
N/A
This scholarship helps fund and support deserving law students with disabilities. This scholarship will be awarded to a disabled law student attending an accredited law school in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Indiana.
1. No minimum GPA
2. Must be a disabled law student
Diversity Scholarship Foundation: Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship Varies. Check website TBA N/A Must reside in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Indiana Law degree N/A This scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance. It is intended to help off-set the cost of a Wisconsin, Illinois, or Indiana State Bar Exam preparation course. N/A
Varies. Check website
TBA
N/A
Must currently live in or grew up in Fresno, Merced, Madera, Kings, or Tulare counties in California
Undergraduate or graduate degree
Asian and Pacific Islander woman
CCAPW provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islaner woman pursuing higher education. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: first generation student, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to API community, and ethnic diversity.
1. Must be an entering/continuing undergraduate or graduate student, or re-entry student in a college or university
2. Must be an Asian and Pacific Islander woman pursuing higher education
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$500 to community college students; $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year institutions
N/A
Must attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire, San Bernardino, or Ventura counties in California
Undergraduate degree
N/A
This program sets aside about $350k for students who are immigrants, sons and daughters of immigrants, and AB-540 or DACA students pursuing their dream of completing a higher education degree
1. Must be undocumented or benefit from DACA or AB-540
2. Must be a full-time student
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
4. Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
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$500-$1,000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
LULF wants to make sure all students who start college, finish college by providing scholarships directly to the students when they need it most.
1. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
2. Must have current enrollment in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university
3. 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
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N/A
N/A
Must be a current graduating senior attending: 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, Latino College Preparatory Academy, Mt. Pleasant High School, San Jose High School, William C. Overfelt High School, Downtown College Preparatory-Alum Rock High School
Undergraduate degree
N/A
PCF’s mission is to empower low-income, first generation college students to graduate and obtain a job that aligns with their career goals.
1. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
2. Must have documented financial need and be a first generation student
3. Must plan to attend a four year accredited college/university beginning the fall of the relevant academic year
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$1,000
Must major or plan to major in a field related to sustainability
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Ted Rollins and Valeo Partners award a $1,000 scholarship twice each year to one talented student who is majoring in a field related to sustainability.
1. Must be a high school senior or college undergraduate student
2. Major (or plans to major) in a field related to sustainability
3. Must plan to take at least 10 credit hours during the fall 2018 semester
B. Davis Scholarship 5/22 (each year) $1,000 N/A N/A Undergraduate degree N/A N/A 1. Must be a high school junior or senior, or a student registered at a post secondary institution
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$500-$2,500
N/A
Must be from the Los Angeles area
Undergraduate degree or graduate degree (including medical, MPH, MD, or Dentistry)
Central American or other Latino ethnicity
SALEF’s Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship is making higher education a reality for Central American and Latino students, including AB 540 students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998.
1. Must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity
2. Must be a graduating high school senior, current undergraduate, graduate, medical MPH, MD, or dentistry, community college student, or vocational/trade student
3. Must be from the Los Angeles area and demonstrate a history of community involvement
4. Must demonstrate proven financial need
5. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
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$500-$1,000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Latinx descent
Los Hermanos de Stanford is committed to academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness.
1. Attending Stanford University is NOT a requirement
2. Must be of Latinx descent
3. Must demonstrate financial need
4. Any community college or 4-year university/college student is eligible to apply
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$1,000
Majoring in any creative field
Must attend a college or graduate school in the New York tri-state area
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
The Support Creativity Scholarship is for (but not limited to) passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, artists, illustrators, and painters, who wish to develop their skills at higher education institutions in the New York Tri-state area.
1. Must be majoring in any creative field
2. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
Support Creativity Undergraduate Scholarship Varies. Check website $1,000 Majoring in any creative field Must attend a college or graduate school in the New York tri-state area Undergraduate degree N/A The Support Creativity Scholarship is for (but not limited to) passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, artists, illustrators, and painters, who wish to develop their skills at higher education institutions in the New York Tri-state area. 1. Must be majoring in any creative field
Support Creativity Graduate Scholarship Varies. Check website $1,000 Majoring in any creative field Must attend a college or graduate school in the New York tri-state area Graduate degree N/A The Support Creativity Scholarship is for (but not limited to) passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, artists, illustrators, and painters, who wish to develop their skills at higher education institutions in the New York Tri-state area. 1. Must be majoring in any creative field
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$2,000
N/A
Must have graduated or will be graduating from a high school in the Greater Houston area
Undergraduate degree
Vietnamese descent
Applicants for this scholarship must excel academically, have a strong determination to carry through their goals, and be committed to community service.
1. Must have graduated or will be graduating from a high school in the Greater Houston area
2. Must be pursuing a degree at an accredited 4-year college or university
3. Must be of Vietnamese descent
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$500
N/A
Must be a resident of the state of Texas
Undergraduate degree
Vietnamese descent
The LNH Scholarship is intended to provide scholarships to outstanding graduating high school seniors attending college in the upcoming fall semester. Awards are based on academic merit, personal integrity, leadership aptitude, and future career goals.
1. Must be a resident of Texas
2. Must be a graduating high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
3. Must be ranked in the top 10% of graduating high school class
4. Must be of Vietnamese descent
UCLA Graduate Fellowships and Grants Varies. Check website Varies depending on award Varies depending on award Must be a resident of the state of California Graduate degree N/A UCLA seeks to achieve a student body and faculty which is inclusive of individuals from all cultural, linguistic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our commitment to academic excellence places a high value on sustaining the diversity of experience and perspective which is critical in promoting lively intellectual exchange and the breadth of new ideas that are essential for creative research and scholarship. 1. Must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or registered California AB540 student
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$10,000
Computer science, computer engineering, or a degree in a closely related technical field
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degreee
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Google believes that information should be universally accessible. As part of their commitment to breaking down the barriers that prevent scholars from enetering the fields of computing and technology, they’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilites work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science.
1. Must have, or consider themselves to have, a visible or invisible disability.
2. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student or graduate student at a university for the relevant academic year
3. Must plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university in the United States or Canada for the next year
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$10,000
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Scholastic’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Portfolio, is given to sixteen graduating seniors–eight writers and eight artists–whose portfolio of work exemplifies the Scholastic Awards’ core criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice.
1. Only graduating high school seniors may submit portfolios.
2. Art Porfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation.
3. Writing Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that demonstrate versatility as a writer and diversity in writing technique and styles.
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$1,000
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A Silver Medal with Distinction is given to art and writing portfolios ofo thirty graduating seniors whose exceptional works received recognition at the national level.
1. Only graduating high school seniors may submit portfolios.
2. Art Porfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation.
3. Writing Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that demonstrate versatility as a writer and diversity in writing technique and styles.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards New York Life Award Varies. Check website $1,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A The New York Life Foundation Award will provide six students with $1,000 scholarships. This national recognition will acknowledge students who have experienced the death of a close loved one and who have explored that loss in their creative work. 1. Be in grades 7-12
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon Varies. Check website $1,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression. Three teen artists will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for their outstanding drawings, illustrations, or animations offering commentary on current events or political topics. 1. Be in grades 7-12
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Civic Expression Award Varies. Check website $1,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A Civic engagement requires community members to be informed about their rights and responsibilities, to appreciate the history and fundamental processes of American democracy, to recognize and be respectful of different views, and to seek to solve problems on behalf of the public good. The Civic Expression Award, sponsored by the Maurice R. Robinson Fund, recognizes students whose art and writing expresses a vision of the society they are working to build, one that exemplifies democratic values and that allows all voices and viewpoints to be heard and respected. Six students whose art or writing received a National Medal and promotes responsible civic life will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. 1. Be in grades 7-12
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$500-$5,000
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Undergraduate degree
N/A
Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? Many of us believe them to be inseparable. That is why this Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 by our Foundation. Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation have participated. Through their writing, they explored their concerns and beliefs, their fears and their hopes.
1. Must be registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at their accredited four-year schools.
2. Can be international or non-citizen students as long as they are attending schools in the U.S.
South Asian Journals Association Student Scholarship Program Varies. Check website $2,000 Journalism N/A Undergraduate or graduate degree Must be of South Asian descent (includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), or demonstrate a keen interest in covering South Asia and/or the diaspora SAJA has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to help graduate, undergraduate and high school students pursue their education and future careers in journalism. 1. Must be of South Asian descent, or demonstrate a keen interest in covering South Asia and/or the diaspora
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$1,500
Preferred major or minor in public relations
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Must be African/American Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander
The PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship annually assists and recognizes minority students for their outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations.
1. Must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-college or university
2. Membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America is preferred, but not a requirement
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
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$1,000
Enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies, or courses preparing for a career in public relations
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Must be African/American Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander
The PRSA Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award honors a minority student who has demonstrated commitment to service and social responsibility.
1. Must be entering your junior year of undergraduate studies that fall
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
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$5,000
Medical school
Must be enrolled in a Minnesota medical school
Medical degree
Must be a minority student (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans, Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander)
The Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the longtime NMF contributor in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This award provides a $5,000 scholarship to two 2nd or 3rd year underrepresented minority medical school students in recognition of leadership and community service.
1. Must have proof of U.S. Citizenship or DACA approval letter
2. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school
3. Must be commited to serving medically underserved communities
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$5,000
Medical school
Must be studying in the New York metropolitan area
Medical degree
Must be a minority student (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans, Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander)
The Wayne Anthony Butts Scholarship was established in 2013 by distinguished NMF Alumnus Dr. Gary C. Butts to honor his late brother. This award of $5,000 is given to one 1st or 2nd year underrepresented minority meidcal student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, community service, and interest in urban health.
1. Must have proof of U.S. Citizenship or DACA approval letter
2. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school
3. Must be commited to serving medically underserved communities
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$7,500
Medical school
Must attend medical school in California
Medical degree
Must be a minority student (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans, Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander)
The Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship provides a scholarship to one 2nd or 3rd year underrepresented minority medical student who has a clinical interest in hematology.
1. Must have proof of U.S. Citizenship or DACA approval letter
2. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school
3. Must be commited to serving medically underserved communities
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$2,500
N/A
Must reside in northern California
Undergraduate degree
Must be of Japanese American descent
The 2018 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is pleased to announce the 31st year of their annual Community Scholarship program for graduating seniors of Japanese descent in Northern California. Please provide the following application to those graduating seniors that qualify for our consideration as recipient of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Community Service Scholarship.
1. Must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Must be actively involved in their local community
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$9,000
Actuarial science
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Actuary of Tomorrow – Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship was established to honor his dedication to excellence and recognize his tremendously positive influence on the professional lives of many colleagues. The scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of undergraduate students pursuing a career in actuarial science.
1. Must be a full-time student at a U.S. accredited educational institution, entering as a sophomore, junior or senior
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
3. Must have successfully completed two actuarial exams
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$2,000; RENEWABLE
N/A
Must attend community college in California at one of the following schools: all 9 campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District (East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles M ission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Los Angeles Valley College, and West Los Angeles College), Cerritos College, Coastline Community College, Compton Community College, Glendale College, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Pasadena City College, Santa Monica College, Ventura College
Community college, then undergraduate degree or degree of certification
N/A
The Scholarship Fund is targeting students attending identified community colleges in the Southern California area, starting with Los Angeles County. The awarded community colleges now have expanded to Ventura and northern Orange Counties. The Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for up to three consecutive years for students attending one or more of the designated community colleges. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation and/or food.
1. Must be a resident or citizen of the US OR DACA and/or Dream Act eligible
2. Must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
3. Must be a graduating high school senior from an accredited high school with the goal to attend a community college and earn a degree of certification, and/or meet transfer requirements
4. Commit to enroll full time for an entire academic school year at one of the mentioned community colleges
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$6,000
Individuals studying criminology or criminal justice issues are encouraged to apply
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Doctoral degree
Minority students, including but not limited to Asians, Blacks, Indigenous peoples, and Latinas/os
The Ruth D. Peterson FEllowship is designed to encourage students of color, especially those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field, to enter the field of criminology and criminal justice, and to facilitate the completion of their degrees. Three fellowships are awarded each year.
1. Must be from an underrepresented minority in the field
2. Recipients must be accepted into a program of doctoral studies
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TBA
Nutrition, physical education, or culinary arts
Must be enrolled in California
Undergraduate or graduate degree
African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic students
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. Checks will be mailed to the educational institution and are to be used toward tuition and fees. By providing undergraduate and graduate scholarships, CANFIT hopes to encourage more students to consider careers that will improve adolescent nutrition and fitness.
For undergraduates: 1. Must be enrolled in an approved bachelor level program in Nutrition or Physical Education at an accredited (WASC) university in California
2. Must have 50 semester units (or equivalent) of college credits completed with an official copy of college transcript
3. Minimum of 3.0 GPA
For graduates: 1. Must be enrolled in an approved master level or doctoral graduate program in Nutrition, Public Health, or Physical Education; or American Dietetic Association
2. Must be in approved pre-professional practice program at an accredited university in California
3. Must have 12-15 units of graduate course work completed and verified with an official copy of a university transcript
4. Minimum GPA of 3.0
For culinary arts applicants: 1. Must be enrolled in a culinary arts college in California
2. Prior completed units (or equivalent) of college credits not necessary to apply
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$1000-$5000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree; trade/vocational school as well
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The purpose of the GAPA Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial assistance students who are interested in activism in the API and LGBTQ communities. High school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and trade/vocational school students are encouraged to apply.
1. Must be in the process of applying to or currently attending a post-secondary institution in the United States
2. Applicants should have a strong history of activism within the API and/or LGBTQ communities; however, you do not need to identify as either to apply
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$500
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N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
CoffeeForLess.com “Hit The Books Scholarship” winners will be selected based upon two criteria: successful accomplishment of essay subject matter and individual student needs. Scholarship awardees will be expected to permit Coffee Serv Inc. to publish their winning essay on CoffeeForLess.com. Awardees will also be required to compose and publish a follow up blog posting on CoffeeForLess.com with a photograph of themselves and an update on how the scholarship has helped them accomplish their goals.
1. Must be ages 18-25
2. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university
Common Knowledge Scholarship Fund Varies. Check website $250-$2,500 N/A N/A Undergraduate degree N/A Take a quiz, show us what you know, win scholarships. It’s that easy! At CKSF there are no essays, no applications, and no GPA requirements 1. All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete too!)
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$1,000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. Leaders and Achievers, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. To acknowledge these accomplishments, Leaders and Achievers students are awarded one-time scholarships, with a base award of $1,000.
1. Must be a full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school in a community served or approved by Comcast
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
3. Must plan to attend an accredited, non-profit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the U.S.
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$1,000
N/A
Must be a New York City resident
Undergraduate degree
N/A
In awarding these scholarships, OCA-NY aims to nurture future young leaders who have shown strong potential in assuming leadership roles in the community. We are looking for high-achieving students who not only excel academically, but who possess a strength of character and leadership potential to uplift their families and communities through education and civic engagement.
1. Must reside within the five boroughs of NYC during time of application
2. Must be a full-time, undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college/university
3. Must agree to volunteer at an OCA-NY sponsored event or project, or write articles to be included in the OCA-NY newsletter
4. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
5. Must demonstrate track record of ocmmunity service in the Asian American community
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TBA
N/A
Must reside in Hawaii
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
HCF invests charitable funds in communities across the State primarily through nonprofit organizations. Our core programs are designed to support a stronger nonprofit sector.
1. Must be a resident in the state of Hawaii
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must attend an accredited two or four year not for profit institution in the United States as either an undergraduate or graduate student
4. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
5. Must be a full-time student
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$24,000; RENEWABLE
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Ph.D. or Sc.D.
Preference will be given to Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican AMericans, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans
This year the program will award approximately 70 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
1. Must be US citizen, US national, US permanent resident, or DACA recipient, political asylee, refugee
2. Must be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
3. Must enroll or plan to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D or Sc.D. degree at a non-properietary (not for profit) U.S. instutition of higher education
4. Must have not earned a doctoral degree at any time in any field
5. Must have a minimum three years of study left to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree
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$25,000
N/A
Ph.D. or Sc.D.
Preference will be given to Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican AMericans, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans
This year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
1. Must be US citizen, US national, US permanent resident, or DACA recipient, political asylee, refugee
2. Must be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
3. Must have not earned a doctoral degree at any time in any field
4. Must be a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidate studying in an eligible research-based discipline in a dissertation-required program at a nonprofit U.S. institution of higher reducation who will complete the dissertation in a period of 9-12 months in the next two years
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up to $6530
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Must attend a CUNY (New York) school
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY is proud to offer scholarships of up to $6530 to current and prospective CUNY undergraduate and graduate students. Past recipients may reapply for additional funding (use “Returning applicant” form). Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican and/or immigrant community. CUNY BECAS scholarship primarily aids students with little or no access to financial aid. The selection committee does not discriminate based on immigration status, race, gender, age, ethnicity, or national origin. All are welcome to apply.
1. 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 2017-2018 academic year
2. Must intend to enroll full time in an associate or baccalaureate program at a CUNY campus in fall 2018 AND spring 2019
3. OR if a graduate student, must intend to enroll full time in a master’s degree either fall 2018 OR spring 2019
4. Must demonstrate significant financial need
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TBA
N/A
Must be a graduating senior in the San Francisco Unified School District
Any accredited program
N/A
The Maisin Scholar Award helps students overcome the financial obstacles that stand in between them and their pursuits of higher education. Maisin Scholars are average students with above average potential, committed to academic growth and career success.
1. Must be a graduating senior in the San Francisco Unified School District who plans to attend any accredited educational program in the fall of the year of the award
2. Must demonstrate significant financial need
3. Must have GPA between 2.0 and 3.5
Princeton Prize in Race Relations Varies. Check website $1,000 N/A Must be from PPRR’s 27 regions to receive money (Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington DC); students from other regions will be considered for Certificates fo Accomplishment N/A N/A The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is an awards program for high school students who lead and organize efforts to improve race relations within their schools or communities. 1. Any current 9th-12th grade student
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Full or partial tuition for one academic year
Computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
N/A
1. Must show satisfactory progress towards an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline
2. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Must be enrolled in a full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the US, Canada, or Mexico
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$500-$5,000
Emphasis on STEM majors
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree
Hispanic heritage
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
1. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school students
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for college and graduate students
3. Must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit 4 year university or graduate school during the fall of a scholarship cycle
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$2,000-$5,000
Varies based on award
Must reside in Orange County and be an Orange County high school graduate
Undergraduate degree
Latinx
The OC Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund serves US citizens, permanent residents, and Dream Act/AB540 students who live in Orange County, California only.
1. Must be enrolled or enroll full-time at a two or four year colege or university
2. Must be a first-generation college student
3. Must be a Latinx student who has lived in OC
4. Must demonstrate financial need
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TBA
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
The Point Foundation considers many facotrs when assessing scholarship applicants, including: a proven track record of leadership and community, strong academic achievement, working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community, and financial need.
1. Must be enrolled or intend to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the U.S.
2. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
3. Must be enrolled full time for the full academic year
4. Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program
5. Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university
6. Must be at least a senior in high school
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TBA
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Point Foundation considers many facotrs when assessing scholarship applicants, including: a proven track record of leadership and community, strong academic achievement, working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community, and financial need.
1. Must be enrolled or intend to enroll at an accredited community college in based in the U.S.
2. Must be in the final year of community college and intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university
3. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
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$10,000; RENEWABLE
Law
Must attend one of the following Bay Area law schools: UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, Golden Gate University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of San Francisco
Law degree
Underrepresented minorities in the legal profession
The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship was established to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession. Most scholarships involve a substantial three-year commitment to worthy qualified students.
1. Must be a student from a minority group underrepresented in San Francisco Bay Area law schools
2. Must attend one of the listed Bay Area law schools
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$2,000-$10,000
Pursuing a career in dental or health care
Must be a high school senior at one of the 139 eligible high schools in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area, which spans from north of Longview, Washington, to Eugene, Oregon
Undergraduate degree
Additional consideration will be given to underrepresented minorities in health care (Black, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander)
Everyone should have the equal opportunity to access education and live a long, healthy life. The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program aims to empower healthier communities by helping students in Oregon and Southwest Washington achieve their dreams of going to college and becoming health care professionals.
1. Must be a graduating high school senior
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Must plan to enroll at a U.S.-accredited college or university as a full-time, degree certificate-seeking first year student
4. Must pursue a career in a medical or dental health care field
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$1,000
N/A
Must 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, and Williamson
Undergraduate degree
Must be Mexican or Latinx or the children of Mexican or Latinx immigrants
Wanting to partner with a local nonprofit, the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin sought out Foundation Communities because of their stellar reputation in the community and their vast work in college support services. The goal of our partnership is to see the next generation of Latino and Latina students excel in higher education. We recognize there may be many barriers that a student may have to overcome while on their road to seeking higher education.
1. Must be a first time college student
2. Must plan to enroll for the first semester for at least part time
3. Must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
4. Must demonstrate financial need
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Not required to major in this, but must pursue a career in electric journalism, communications, or media
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
Scholarships are open to undergraduate students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.
1. Must be pursuing a career in radio, television, or digital news
2. Must be enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing when the scholarship is awarded
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$1,000
N/A
Must be an Illinois resident enrolled in an accredited college or university in Illinois
Undergraduate degree
Latinx
The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education is pleased to offer scholarships to Latinx students in Illinois who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service, and leadership.
1. Must be an Illinois resident
2. Must be enrolled full-time
Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award Varies. Check website $2,000 N/A N/A Undergraduate degree N/A Established in 1934, The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments. Students compete for the scholarship every year, ensuring a diverse and dynamic annual cohort of leaders whose work is relevant and newly inspiring. 1. Must be an incoming freshman, incoming junior transfer, or current Cal student
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$100-$500
N/A
Must reside in New York City and attend or plan to attend a New York school
Undergraduate degree
N/A
2017 marks the 8th year the NYSYLC Awards Program will provide monetary support to youth, regardless of their immigration status, who aspire to continue their higher education, being active in the immigrant rights movement and wish to continue their commitment in the coming years. Priority will be given to students with limited or no means to obtain financial aid for college. Awardees will be selected based on community involvement, financial need and commitment to the immigrant rights movement. A small emphasis will be placed on academic achievement.
1. Must be actively engaged, or wishes to be engaged in, social justice causes
2. Must be able to volunteer 10 hours with the NYSYLC
3. Must be a graduating high school senior, or have a high school or GED/HSE/TASC diploma and plan to attend college OR current undergradute student
Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program 6/15 and 12/15 (each year) $500 N/A N/A Undergraduate degree N/A PPL recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Presets for Lightroom bi-annual scholarship. This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals! 1. You should be presently a senior in high school, or transitioning from high school to college, or already be enrolled in a college or university
Sibling Rivalry Poets Undocupoets Fellowship Varies. Check website $500 N/A N/A N/A N/A The mission of Undocupoets is to promote the work of undocumented poets and raise consciousness about the structural barriers that they face in the literary community. We believe in supporting all poets, regardless of immigration status. 1. Must be a writer who is currently or formerly undocumented in the U.S.
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$5,000-$10,000
N/A
Must reside in DC, Maryland, or Viginia
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Student Education and Leadership Fund (SELF) seeks to give back to our community by providing financial assistance to students planning to enroll in post-secondary programs of study.
1. Must plan to enroll in a post-secondary educational program
2. Must reside in the DMV area
3. Must have overcome a significant obstacle
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Full-tuition scholarship
Science, technology, engineering, mathematics
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Our goal is to highlight outstanding women in science, technology, engineering, and math. To date, we’ve funded two full–ride scholarships and created a community of mentors and students who work in STEM fields.
1. Must be a woman pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math
2. Must attend college or plan to attend college in the U.S.
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$2,000; RENEWABLE
N/A
Must reside in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara counties
Undergraduate degree
N/A
In 2006, BAGSF awarded its’ first scholarships to students from the Bay Area where a large immigrant community resides and seeks higher education but lacks financial resources. The lack of financial resources combined with social isolation pose a barrier to many young people who must juggle family, work, and school.
1. Must demonstrate financial need
2. Must perform community involvement by volunteering and completing 25 hours at a local non-profit organization
3. Must be a graduating high school senior, high school graduate, GED recipient, or student already enrolled in college or university
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$500-$1,000
N/A
Must have graduated from a Napa County high school or be a resident of Napa County
Undergraduate degree or trade school
N/A
The If Given A Chance financial award and guidance program provides monetary assistance and tailored support for students who have overcome challenges, are committed to achieving a post-high school education and are on their path of positive change.
1. Must have overcome a significant obstacle
2. Must have graduated from a Napa County High School or be a resident of Napa County
3. Must have plans to further their education within 15 months of receiving the award
Varies. Check website
$14,000
N/A
Must be graduating from public and charter high schools within the San Francisco Unified School District and select high schools in the Peninsula
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Meritus is a holistic college success program aimed at low-income, high-achieving high school seniors from the Bay Area who have been accepted into a four-year college. With Meritus, Scholars are connected to individualized advising, mentoring, and professional development support, as well as a substantial scholarship to offset the costs of college.
1. Must have a GPA of 3.0-3.7
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must plan to attend a four-year accredited college
Varies. Check website
$10,000
N/A
Must reside in San Frnacisco
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Koshland Young Leader Awards recognize the next generation of leadership in our community, providing a two-year award to outstanding San Francisco public high school juniors who balance extraordinary family, economic, and societal pressures with the discipline required for academic excellence, and the drive to succeed at community leadership.
1. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
2. Must be ecollege-bound
3. Must have a commitment to strengthening their communities despite facing formidable life challenges, such as economic and family responsibilities
4. Must be a public high school junior
Varies. Check website
TBA
N/A
Must be a current high school senior attending one of the following schools in the Northeast San Fernando Valley: Arleta HS, Kennedy HS, Monroe HS, North Hollywood HS, Polytechnic HS, San Fernando HS, Sylmar HS, Van Nuys HS, Cesar Chavez Learning Academies and Panorama HS
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The AMCFF commends you for your decision to pursue a college education. Whether it be a community college, four year university, private or public school, you are embarking on a great journey. No matter the outcome of this application, you are more than capable of achieving your educational goals and dreams, and the AMCFF supports you 100%. Remember that you are eligible to apply to the AMCFF scholarship every year of your college career.
1. Must be a current high school senior attending one of the listed high schools
2. Must be enrolled as a full time student at Los Angeles Mission College
3. Must be enrolled or accepted in a college, university, or community college in the fall full-time
3/15 (each year)
$2,500
Journalism or communications
N/A
Undergraduate degree
Must be a minority student
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.
1. Must be a United Methodist student
2. Must be an ethnic minority
3. Must be a junior or senior in the journalisn or communciations department of an accredited U.S. college or university
Varies. Check website
$200-$500
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
The Humane Education Network raises awareness, especially amongst young people, about animal suffering around the world.
1. Must be attending middle school or high school, or be home-schooled
2. Must be less than 19 years of age
3. Open to ESL students as well
Varies. Check website
Varies depending on award
N/A
Majority of scholarships are for students from Marin and Sonoma County, but there are a few scholarships for students from the greater Bay Area
Undergraduate degree
N/A
10,000 Degrees works to help students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college in order to positively impact their communities and the world.
1. Must demonstrate financial need
2. Must be enrolled in a program leading to their first Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or teaching credential during the current academic year
3. Must be enrolled in an average of 12 academic units per term during the academic year (or full-time as designated by school)
3/10 (each year)
$8,000; RENEWABLE
Social sciences, human services, public interest law, health-related fields, public service
Must be enrolled in one of the following Bay Area public universities: California State University, East Bay; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; or University of California at Berkeley
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The New Leader Scholarship is especially designed to provide aid to students who come from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate leadership capacities. Preference and priority are given to recent immigrants and students of color. Students should be planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields or public service and be able to demonstrate a commitment to serving others.
1. Must be an upper division student who has attended the school for one academic year or more
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
3. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units each
4. Must demonstrate financial need
3/10 (each year)
$8,000; RENEWABLE
N/A
Must plan to enroll in a graduate program at a public university in California
Graduate degree
N/A
The New Leader Scholarship is especially designed to provide aid to students who come from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate leadership capacities. Preference and priority are given to recent immigrants and students of color. Students should be planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields or public service and be able to demonstrate a commitment to serving others.
1. Must be a prior New Leader Scholarship recipient at the undergraduate level
2. Must demonstrate financial need
Varies. Check website
$2,500-$20,000
N/A
Must be graduating from a New York City high school
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community. A committee will review applications and select a group of finalists for interviews.
1. Must be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside of the United States
2. Must be a graduating senior at a high school in the five boroughs of New York City
3. Must enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university
Varies. Check website
$2,500
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Arizona Law Offices of Snow, Carpio & Weekley are pleased to offer the S.C.W. DREAMers Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide. Applicants must be an High School Senior or undergraduate United States DREAMer. Immigrants who meet certain criteria as listed below are referred to as DREAMers as they fill the requirements of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
1. Must qualify for the Dream Act
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Must be a high school senior or undergraduate
Varies. Check website
TBA
N/A
California
Undergraduate or graduate degree; trade program
N/A
The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farmworkers. Countless students and graduates are pursuing their passions and working in careers that span a wide range of professions. Additionally, many return to their hometowns to give back to their local communities and serve as inspirational role models.
1. First time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior two harvest seasons
2. Applicants may also qualify if they are employed as a California strawberry fieldworker
3. Must maintain a miminum GPA of 2.0
September
$500-$1,000
N/A
Must reside in Florida
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Since Chispas’ founding in 2008, we have dedicated many of our resources on catering to the needs of undocumented immigrant community. The “Out of the Shadows” Scholarship was established in 2012 as a financial tool to support the educational attainment of undocumented who seek higher education in Florida.
1. Must be an undocumented student
2. Must have graduated from a Florida high school or will be graduating from a Florida high school
3. Must enroll in a Florida college, university, vocational school or technical institution
2/12 (each year)
$15,000
N/A
Must reside in San Francisco
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Stduents will be judged based on their commitment to education, financial need, leadership, level of 826 involvement, and character.
1. Must be a high school senior in San Francisco
2. Must be in the first generation of their family to attend college
3. Must be a participant in 826 Valencia programming at some point during schooling
Varies. Check website
$500-$5,000; RENEWABLE
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The Pursuit of Excellence scholarship program is a local program focused on high school seniors and community college transfers for whom additional funds can be the tipping point in allowing them to attend a four-year college. Scholarship recipients typically have challenging backgrounds and are determined to go to college.
1. Must demonstrate financial need
2. Preference is given to students who have worked during their high school years
Varies. Check website
$2,000
N/A
Must graduate from the San Francisco Unified School District
Undergraduate degree
Chinese American
TACT will award scholarships to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Semi-finalists will be selected according to community volunteer service, extracurricular activities, leadership, and unusual circumstances, if any.
1. Must be a graduating Chinese American high school senior
2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
2/20 (each year)
$5,000-$10,000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.
1. Must be a graduating high school senior
2. Must have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities
Varies. Check website
$25,000
N/A
Must be a student in Tennessee
Undergraduate degree
N/A
ECE’s mission is to enable opportunities for higher education without regard to race, religion, or nation of birth. our goal is to provide an equal chance to achieve the American Dream through the completion of a college education.
1. Must be DACA or DACA eligible
2. Should be DACA or DACA eligible
3. Must be willing to live at home or commute
4. Must demonstrate financial need
5. Must be accepted to one of the following partner universities: Trevecca Nazarene University, Cumberland University, MTSU, University of Memphis, Milligan College, or Maryville College
Varies. Check website
$3,500
N/A
Must either attend high school or reside in the Northern California Kaiser Permanente service area
Undergraduate degree
Must have contributed to the Asian community
Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) scholarships recognize graduating high school seniors who have been instrumental in bringing tangible benefit to an Asian community and who have the potential to be leaders of the future.
1. Must be a graduating high school senior in the Northern California Kaiser Permanente service area
2. Must have contributed to the Asian community
Varies. Check website
$1,000-$2,000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school atheletes, based on their respones to questions pertaining to how they meet the following standards: personal mastery, leadership, and honoring the game.
1. Must be a high school junior
2. Must play in a high school team or club sports
3. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
Varies. Check website
$1,000
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
This scholarship is meant to help those students who have experienced first-hand the pressure of debt. Maybe your parents lost a job, maybe they filed bankruptcy, maybe you had to move when your home was foreclosed upon – whatever your experience was I want you to tell me about it. I want to know how it shaped you, and how it has affected your plans for college.
1. Must be a high school senior or above
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must have evidence that you are currently attending college or a college acceptance letter
Varies. Check website
TBA
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
All applicants must describe their current leadership efforts/experience, its significance to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as their how their future career plans or public service will be an extension of their current efforts.
1. Must be a high school senior, or college freshman, sophomore, junior
2. Must demonstrate an active commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
November 1 – March 1 (applications are accepted on a rolling basis each year until March 1)
$500-$10,000
Applied geophysics
N/A
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
SEG Scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences.
1. Must be a high school senior planning on attending college next year or an undergraduate or graduate student
2. Must have above average grades
3. Must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics
Varies. Check website
$7,000
N/A
Must have previously or intend to graduate from a San Francisco Bay Area high school; or must be currently or intend to enroll in a San Francisco Bay Area college
Undergraduate or graduate degree
N/A
E4FC’s New American Scholars Program provides financial awards to low-income immigrant college and graduate students who live and/or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area.
1. Must be foreign-born
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must not be a permanent resident or US citizen
4. Must be currently enrolled or intend to enroll in an accredited college or graduate program
5. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 for high schoolers
6. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for college/graduate students
Varies. Check website
$500-$5,000; RENEWABLE
Priority will be given to applicants in STEM or Business
Priority will be given to applicants attending institutions that provide matching funds and/or are located in Southern California
Undergraduate degree
N/A
The College Success Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners—corporations, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals—who have joined us over the past 30 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community.
1. Must be a first generation college student
2. Must demonstrate financial need
3. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
4. Must be enrolled full-time for the entire academic year
Varies. Check website
$5,000
Broadcasting degrees with an academic focus in radio broadcasting
N/A
Undergraduate degree
N/A
Established in 2015, the BMI Founders Award is an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music.
1. Must be between the ages of 17 and 24
2. Must be currently enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited college or university
3. Must be between the ages of 17 and 24
4. Must be a potential first-time winner
Varies. Check website
$500-$1,000
N/A
Must be a San Diego County high school graduate
Undergraduate degree
Latinx
BECA believes that every San Diego County Latino high school graduate who has the desire to attend an institution of higher learning, be provided an opportunity. Education is often tied to finances. Through financial support and mentoring, BECA encourages and empowers aspiring Latino students to pursue their goals.
1. Must be a San Diego County high school graduate
2. Must enter college in the fall
Varies. Check website
TBA
N/A
Must be in the Bay Area
Undergraduate degree
N/A; there is a specific scholarship for young Black men, however
The generous outpouring of community support established college scholarships for Oakland graduates. That scholarship program still persists, supporting an estimated 5,000 scholars since its inception. The organization has also served as fiscal sponsor to local initiatives focused on improving the lives of children and youth since its founding.
1. Must be a Bay Area high school senior in the Oakland Unified School District or the Pleasanton Unified School District
2. Or children of employees of the Port of Oakland
3. Or Black young men graduating from any high school in the 9 Bay Area counties
4. And continuing undergraduate college students
Varies. Check website
$1,250
N/A
N/A
Undergraduate degree or graduate degree
N/A
The Scott Davis Educational Scholarship is an entirely private scholarship, paid to recipients entirely by Scott Davis as a private individual. February 18, 2018 marked the launch of the fund and its inaugural application cycle. You can read about the inaugural year’s award recipients here. Instructions for next year follow.
1. Open to anyone who will be enrolled in a college, graduate school, trade school, workforce-development program, certificate program, or similar organization or program during the summer or fall of 2019
2. No requirement of citizenship or residency status

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