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:

 

 


Achieve Today is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who submit a three to five minute video, audio, or essay on a topic of personal development or high performance. Achieve will be offering two scholarships throughout the year. Gifts totaling $2,000 will be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall) one recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once during their lifetime.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Submit a video or audio of three to five minutes OR submit an essay of no fewer than 800 words on personal development or high performance. Competitive candidates will explain one of the following personal development principles and discuss how living that principle made a positive impact in their life or helped to overcome a life challenge.
    • The Law of Attraction
    • Having an Attitude of Gratitude
    • The Power of Positive Thinking
    • Focusing on Things You Can Control

Visit the Achieve Today website to apply and for additional information on the scholarship.

Deadline: August 31, 2022

 


The La Luz Scholarship is offered by Pena & Co Consulting agency and it is designed for first-gens (regardless of immigration status) who are systematically marginalized and excluded. There is no GPA requirement.

Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Complete essay prompt: How has being a first-generation college student impacted your academic journey? How will this scholarship support you financially?  (500 words or less)

Visit the La Luz Scholarship website to access the application and for additional information on the scholarship.

Deadline: September 15, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

More opportunities coming soon!

 

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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.

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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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Paying for College: Student Resource Guide

Student Resource Guide is provided by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s District Office.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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

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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.