Scholarships for immigrants and refugees

Are you looking for scholarships for immigrants and refugees? In the USA, there are many scholarships, especially for refugees and immigrants. On this page, you will find scholarships by state, by nationality, and by learning topic. You can apply for these scholarships to help pay for your education.

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What are scholarships?

Scholarships are money awards to help you pay for your education. In the USA, many students apply for scholarships to help them pay for college. The scholarships on this page are especially for refugee and immigrant students. Some of them are for “first generation” students. This could mean that your parents were immigrants or refugees. It can also mean that you are an immigrant or refugee who now has citizenship. There are also scholarships for students who are not citizens.

Scholarships for specific groups and nationalities

Some foundations, organizations and professional associations save money to award scholarships to people of certain ethnicities.


You can also apply for grants, which are another kind of financial support for education. The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school. Apply at Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA).

There are many scholarships for immigrants and refugees. If you know of others to add, please email us.  We will add them to the list.