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For Immigrants, Non-Residents, & Minority Students

The following are just a few of the hundreds of nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships detailed on Immigrant Rising’s full list of undergraduate scholarships. All of these scholarships seek to help fund undergraduate studies and do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. Some eligibility criteria looks specifically for undocumented immigrants to apply; however, many scholarships exist for other minority populations as well (like this scholarship, offered exclusively to vegetarians). Note that scholarships listed as “nationally competitive” indicate they are completely open to applicants residing in any US state. Additionally, you’ll find nationally competitive awards open to international students are asterisked HERE.

To see scholarships available for undocumented Graduate Students, click here.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
(United Health Foundation Scholar Program)
Due: April
Award: $5,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Health
Eligibility:
• Be enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year
university, or graduate/professional program in the
United States
• Have financial need
• Undergraduate students in their last year of college are
not eligible to apply
• DACA recipient
• GPA requirement: 3.0
Link: https://chci.org/programs/chci-united-health-foundationscholar-intern-program/


Scholarship America Dream Award
Due: October
Award: $5,000 to $15,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Community College Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Enroll full-time at a sophomore year-level or higher at an
accredited college, university, or vocational-technical
school in the U.S.
• Be a U.S. high school graduate (by September 2019)
who will be studying toward their associate’s or first
bachelor’s degree
• Be at least seventeen (17) years old
• DACA recipient
• GPA requirement: 3.0
Link: https://scholarshipamerica.org/dreamaward/


United Methodist GBHEM Scholarships
Due: January
Award: $400 to $2,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate
Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Be an active, full member of the The United Methodist
Church for at least one year
• Enrolled full-time during the fall term following the
application deadline
• DACA recipient
• GPA requirement: 2.5
This application is due 3/7/2019
Link: https://www.gbhem.org/loans-and-scholarships/scholarships/list-scholarships/general-scholarships


theDream.us National Scholarship
Due: February
Award: $14,500 to $29,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate
Student, Community College Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Have graduated or will graduate from high school by the
end of the academic year
• Are not/have not previously been enrolled in a four year institution or earned more than 21 credits in a
community college
• Intend to enroll full-time at a Partner College by the
Spring of the following academic year
• Have or meet the eligibility requirements for DACA/TPS.
• GPA requirement: 2.5
This application is due 2/28/2019
Link: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/nationalscholarship/


Sibling Rivalry Press – Undocupoets Fellowship
Due: January
Award: $500
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Must be an undocumented or previously undocumented
poet
This application is due 1/31/2019
Link: https://siblingrivalrypress.com/undocupoets-fellowship/


Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards
Due: April
Award: $500 to $10,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate
Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Major in STEM field
Eligibility:
• Be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly
demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic
community
• Be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate
program for the upcoming fall semester
• GPA requirement: 3.0
This application is due 4/1/2019
Link: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaacscholarship-application-guidelines


CUNY BECAS Scholarship Program
Due: January
Award: $6,730
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: 
Any
Eligibility:
• Intend to enroll full-time in an associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degree program at a City of New York (CUNY) Campus
• Must take a course in either Mexican Migration and or Spanish Language to receive award
• GPA requirement: 3.0
This application is due 1/31/2019
Link: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/cuny-mexican-studiesinstitute/scholarships.php


Microsoft Scholarship Program
Due: January
Award: Full Tuition
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Computer Science, Computer Engineering or
related STEM discipline
Eligibility:
• Have a strong interest in computer science
• Enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at
a 4-year college or university in the U.S., Canada or
Mexico
• GPA requirement: 3.0
This application is due 1/31/2019
Link: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/usscholarshipprogram


Google Lime Scholarship
Due: December
Award: $10,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Eligibility:
• A student with a visible or invisible disability
• Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to
and passion for computer science and technology
• Be a full-time student with strong academic
performance
Link: https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/google-limescholarship

Momeni Foundation Financial Assistance Scholarship
Due: June
Award: $250 to $1,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Graduating high school students and current college
students of Iranian descent
• GPA requirement: 3.0
This application is due 6/30/2019
Link: http://www.momenifoundation.org/FAS.html


Charterup National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees
Due: July
Award: $10,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Arts and Humanities, Business,
Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering,
Environmental Studies, Math, Natural Sciences, Public
Service, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Eligibility:
• Must have been born outside of the United States and
currently enrolled (or accepted) at a U.S. university or
college
• GPA requirement: 3.4
Link: https://www.charterup.com/scholarship


DiversityJobs Scholarship
Due: April
Award: $3,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Graduate
Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Identify as: African American, Asian American,
Hispanics, Native American, military veteran, woman,
person with disability, or LGBT community member
• Be enrolled full-time in and currently attending a school
that has registered for DiversityJobs’ scholarship
program
Link: https://diversityjobs.com/c/giving-back/


Point Foundation
Due: January
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or
graduate program
• Students at community colleges, online programs, trade
schools, or post-doctoral research programs are not
eligible
• Be a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ
community
This application is due 1/28/2019
Link: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/


PFLAG National Scholarship Program
Due: April
Award: $250 to $10,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate
Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student
Region: Check website for qualifying regions
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
queer or anywhere within the LGBTQ “family,” (LGBTQ),
or as an ally
• Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ
community
• Cannot be receiving full-tuition remission sources to
fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships,
established college trust fund, etc.)
Link: https://pflag.org/localpflagscholarshipprograms


The WIA Foundation Scholarship
Due: June
Award: $2,000
Academic Level: College Junior or Senior
Region: National
Field of Study: STEM field with interest in aerospace
Eligibility:
• Female Junior or Senior (with completion of at least two
and a half academic years of full-time college work)
• Currently enrolled at an accredited college/university
in the U.S. or its territories and planning to continue
enrolling the following year
Link: https://www.womeninaerospacefoundation.org/foundation/


The Science Ambassador Scholarship
Due: December
Award: Full Tuition
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: STEM
Eligibility:
• Be a woman in STEM
• Attend (or plan to attend) a college in the U.S.
Link: https://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/#intro


Pat Langlin Brazil Women in the Trades Scholarship
Due: August
Award: $5,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Awarded to a female pursuing a career in the residential
skilled trades of plumbing, HVAC or electrical
• Be enrolled – or registered to enroll – in a trade school
program, training program or registered apprenticeship
Link: https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx


Veterans in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical Scholarship
Due: September
Award: $3,500
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• For veterans who have been honorably discharged from
the US or Canadian Armed Forces, National Guard or
Reserves
• Be enrolled or plan to enroll in a Plumbing, Heating
and Cooling or Electrical (PHCE) training program or
apprenticeship
Link: https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/


Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) Scholarship
Due: April
Award: $2,000
Academic Level: College Junior or Senior, Recent
Graduate, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Natural Science, Physical Science,
Biological Science
Eligibility:
• Be seeking career in Forensic Sciences
• Be entering third year or higher of a Bachelor’s degree
or enrolled in an advanced degree program
• Be enrolled as a half-time student during the academic
year
• GPA requirement: 3.0
This application is due 4/1/2019
Link: https://afte.org/resources/scholarship-program


SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program
Due:
June
Award: $5,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: STEM
Eligibility:
• SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation
and aptitude for science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics are encouraged to apply
• GPA requirement: 2.75
This application is due 6/30/2019
Link: http://programs.shpe.org/scholarships/

SEG Scholarship
Due: March
Award: $500 to $10,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate
Student, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Geophysics
Eligibility:
• Be a high school senior planning to attend college next
year or an undergraduate or graduate college student
• Have above average grades
• Be intending to pursue a college curriculum directed
toward a career in applied geophysics
This application is due 3/1/2019
Link: https://seg.org/Scholarships


Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Due: June
Award: $5,000 to $10,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Graduate
Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Health Education, Public Health, Nursing,
Pharmacy and/or medical school program
Eligibility:
• Must have one or more years of school remaining
• Scholarships will be awarded to students and
practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat
patients
• Past winners are not eligible to apply
Link: https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship


Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award
Due: November
Award: $1,000 to $16,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Student who
is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills
training program or an undergraduate degree program
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Motivated to achieve education and career goals
• Does not have a graduate degree
• Provides the primary financial support for yourself and
your dependents. Dependents can include children,
spouse, partner, siblings and/or parent
• Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number (ITIN)
for tax purposes only
This application is due 11/15/2019
Link: https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dreamawards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html#awardlevels


Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship
Due: June
Award: $500 to $2,500
Academic Level: High School Students, Undergraduate
Student, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Be at least 16 years old
• Recent history of movement for agricultural employment
This application is due 6/1/2019
Link: https://migrant.net/scholarships/


Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship
Due: July
Award: $20,000
Academic Level: College Freshman
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Show history of migrating for employment in agriculture
• Have successfully completed one year of college
• Have financial need
This application is due 7/1/2019
Link: https://migrant.net/scholarships/



UCLA Dream Summer Program 

Due: February
Award: $5,000
Academic Level: High School Student, Undergraduate
Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student
(College or university enrollment is NOT required.
Dream Summer does not have a high school or a GED
requirement.)
Region: National
Field of Study: Social Justice Advocacy
Eligibility:
• Be at least 18 years old by June 19, 2019
• Have full-time availability from Wednesday, June 19th to
Sunday, August 18, 2019
• Have an interest and commitment to social justice
This application is due 2/15/2019
Link: https://laborucla.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3JDt94RyM34jmNT


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Due: March
Award: $10,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student
(or enrolled in a trade or technical program)
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Awarded to students doing academic work at university
level and are active in the progressive movement
This application is due 3/31/2019
Link: http://www.davisputter.org/apply-for-scholarships/


Ruben Salazar Fund
Due: March
Award: $10,000
Academic Level: High School Senior, Undergraduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career in the
field of journalism
• Have financial need
Link: http://www.nahj.org/nahj-scholarships/


Frank Blau, Jr. Management Scholarship
Due: August
Award: $6,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Be enrolled in a business-related degree program at a
4-year college or university
• Accepted degree programs are: business
administration/management, entrepreneurship,
finance, accounting, marketing, human resources or
construction management
Link: https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/


Frank Blau, Jr. Management Scholarship
Due: August
Award: $6,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Be enrolled in a business-related degree program at a
4-year college or university
• Accepted degree programs are: business
administration/management, entrepreneurship,
finance, accounting, marketing, human resources or
construction management
Link: https://nexstarscholars.communityforce.com/

 


Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation Scholarships
Due: December
Award: $3,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Study at American college/university and aspire to
become a foreign correspondent
Link: https://overseaspressclubfoundation.org/apply.html


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Due: October
Award: $40,000
Academic Level: College Junior or Senior
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an
accredited college or university in fall 2020
• Students who have attended a four-year institution in
the past are not eligible for this scholarship
• GPA requirement: 3.5
Link: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/undergraduatetransfer-scholarship/how-to-apply/


The Vegetarian Resource Group
Due: February
Award: $5,000 to $10,000
Academic Level: High School Senior
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Show compassion, courage, and a strong commitment
to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian
diet/lifestyle
This application is due 2/20/2019
Link: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholarship_form.pdf


Radio Television Digital News Association Scholarships
Due: January
Award: $1,000 to $10,000
Academic Level: Undergraduate Student
Region: National
Field of Study: Planning to pursue career in radio,
television, or digital journalism
Eligibility:
• See website for details.
This application is due 1/18/2019
Link: http://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarships


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UC Irvine
Due: February
Award: $4,000
Academic Level: College Junior or Senior, Recent
Graduate, Master’s Program
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Enrolled full-time at a college or university
• Be interested in attending UC Irvine for graduate
studies
• AB 540 eligibility
• GPA requirement: 3.0
This application is due 2/6/2019
Link: https://www.grad.uci.edu/about-us/diversity/grad-prepprograms/surf.php


The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
Due: December
Award: $500 to $5,000
Academic Level: College Junior or Senior
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at
accredited four-year colleges or universities in the U.S.
during the fall semester
This application is due 12/14/2019
Link: http://eliewieselfoundation.org/prize-ethics/contest/]


Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
Due: May
Award: $1,000 to $20,000
Academic Level: High School Junior or Senior, College Freshman
Region: National
Field of Study: Any
Eligibility:
• Be a resident of Connecticut or New York City
• OR planning to attend or attending higher education
institutions in Connecticut or New York City
This application is due 5/1/2019
Link: http://www.rbffoundation.org/scholarship.html