Upcoming Scholarships

The scholarship opportunities listed below are open to undocumented students. 

Do you want to improve your chances of getting a scholarship? Use these tools and resources:


More opportunities:

Immigrants Rising’s List of Scholarships and Fellowships

There are many scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship. Use Immigrants Rising’s List of Scholarships and Fellowships along with additional databases to identify those that you are eligible to apply for. The up-to-date and searchable list have about 500 scholarships and 100 fellowships open to undocumented folks, so there’s something out there for you!

Visit the Immigrants Rising’s List of Scholarships and Fellowships website to access the their database and for additional information.



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College of the Desert District (DCCD) Foundation

The DCCD Foundation offers scholarships for continuing and transferring students. Qualifications for scholarships vary from type of major, GPA, number of units completed, county of residence, transfer goal, etc.

In order for students to be considered for a Foundation scholarship, he/she must complete the scholarship application and go through the eligibility and selection process. Scholarships are usually awarded to the student(s) who best fit the criteria as established by the donor and or organization providing the scholarship funds.

Read more about College of the Desert's Scholarship on the Financial Aid site

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OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV)

OneFuture Coachella Valley works to help all students graduate prepared for college, career, and life — expanding and enhancing the local workforce so that our youth and economy thrive.

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The Dr. Carreón Foundation

The Reynaldo J. Carreón M.D. Foundation was founded in 1991 by the late valley philanthropist and pioneer, Dr. Carreón, to provide underprivileged students of Mexican descent a chance to pursue a higher education.


Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Scholarship List

The MALDEF Scholarship List is an informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators.

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Scholarships A-Z

Scholarships A-Z has a list of scholarships for undocumented students, sorted out by the month that they’re due.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.


Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF)

SALEF's mission is to promote the civic participation and representation of the Salvadoran and other Latino communities in the U.S., promote the economic development and democracy in El Salvador, as well as to advocate for its economic, educational, and political advancement and growth.

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DREAMer's Roadmap

Dreamers Roadmap is a national non profit app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college and helps students keep track of application deadlines.

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Immigrants Rising

Immigrant Rising’s List of Undergraduate Scholarships contains scholarships for undergraduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local (Bay Area), state and national level.

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Golden Door Scholar

Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students who wish to pursue a career in Computer Science, Tech, Engineering, or a related field. Eligible students may be currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree, high school seniors or recent high school graduates.