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Scholarships for immigrants and refugees

Do you need help paying for college or university? Find a list of national and state scholarships for immigrants and refugees.


What are scholarships?

Scholarships are money awards to help you pay for your education. Many students apply for scholarships to help them pay for college in the USA. 

Some scholarships pay for your full tuition, while others offer a certain amount of money. You do not need to pay back a scholarship. 

Scholarships are given for different reasons. Some scholarships consider your financial need, field of study, how well you do in school, and how you are involved in your community.

How can I find scholarships? 

You can typically find information about scholarships online and by contacting your school’s financial aid office.

  • Many websites have scholarships you can filter by your location, level of study, major, and GPA. Careeronestop’s scholarship finder has a great list of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and awards.
  • A college’s financial aid page may list scholarships and grants you can apply for.
  • Your state education agency may also list local awards and grants. Local scholarships can be less competitive and easier to win than national scholarships
  • You can also ask local community groups if they have scholarships for immigrants and refugees.

The list below includes scholarships for immigrants, children of immigrants, refugees, and undocumented students. It is broken out into these categories: 

How else can I pay for school? 

You can also apply for grants and loans to pay for your education. You do not have to pay back grants. You can apply for a loan, which is money you borrow to attend a college or university. In most cases, you must repay the loan with interest.   

Federal and state governments, colleges, and private organizations offer grants and loans. 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). Learn about the requirements for non-U.S. citizens.

Remember you do not have to pay for help to find financial aid. Learn more about how to avoid student aid scams

National scholarships for immigrants and refugees

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

Scholarship for students from underrepresented groups, including Black/African American; Latinx; American Indian or Alaskan Native; or Asian or Pacific Islander students. Students must be seeking a doctoral degree in sociology. American Sociology Association (ASA) will provide $18,000 for each year of study. 

Email: [email protected]

Denes I. Bardos Award

Scholarship for first or second-generation immigrant high school seniors or college freshmen. Students will receive $1,000. Apply online.

Dream.US Scholarship – National Scholarship
A renewable scholarship with a stipend for DREAMers (DACA and TPS). This scholarship will pay for your tuition and fees. You may also receive a stipend to pay for your books and transportation. You must be planning to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program for the first time. High school graduates (or HSE diploma) must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Community college graduates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. You must be eligible for in-state tuition at a partner college.

Phone: 855-376-7076
Email: [email protected]

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF selects 10,000 students annually. The HSF Scholars have access to support services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training. It includes access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners.

Native Forward Scholars Fund

Scholarship opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives enrolled in U.S. federally recognized Tribes or state-recognized Tribes. Individuals who can verify descendants of American Indian or Alaska Native lineage from Tribes are also eligible for funding through Native Forward Scholars Fund. Apply online for different types of scholarships.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
A scholarship for immigrants, refugees, and first-generation Americans. This scholarship will give up to $90,000 for two years of tuition and fees. You must be planning to enroll full-time in a graduate degree program.

Phone: 212-405-8234
Email: [email protected]

ScholarMatch

A nonprofit that offers advice and career mentoring to first-generation college students. Scholar Match helps students from the start of their college application process to graduation.

Phone: 504-507-1521
Email: [email protected]

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarships

The Western Union Foundation offers scholarships to international students, migrants, and refugees 1 to 2 times a year. 

Phone: 202-686-8652
Email: [email protected]

UNCF

UNCF, United Negro College Fund, is a private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, more than $100 million are awarded to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country. Apply online.

UNHCR 

The UN Refugee Agency has a list of scholarships available to refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless persons.

Scholarships by state

This is a list of scholarships for refugees and immigrants in different states.

California

Chicana Latina Foundation

Scholarship for Chicana and Latina undergraduate and graduate students studying in one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, San Francisco, Sonoma, or Yolo. Students will receive $1,500 and leadership training.  

Email: [email protected]

Jeff Sein Kwan Yang Scholarship

Scholarship for high school immigrants or children of immigrants in the San Gabriel Valley area. Students will receive $1,000 for tuition and fees.

Email: [email protected]

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $30,000 is awarded to undergraduate Latino/Hispanic students, with preference given to juniors and seniors. Students must either have graduated from high school or attend a college in selected Northern California counties.

Phone: 650-450-5400

Vipin Agrawal Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for students from low-income and immigrant backgrounds. Students must plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in science, computer science, technology, engineering, or medicine at a California state university. Students will receive $2,000 for each year of their study. Apply online.

Colorado

Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students living in Colorado who have Hispanic/Latino heritage or are actively involved with the Hispanic/Latino community. Applicants must live in Colorado. Undocumented students and DACA recipients can apply.

Phone: 303-446-0541

District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

Esperanza Education Fund
Scholarship for students born outside the USA or with both parents born outside the USA and planning to enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university. Applicants must be either a graduating senior at a high school or a recent GED grad residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.

The scholarships range from $5000 to $20,000, depending on financial need. Esperanza also provides students with mentors to help them navigate college, internships, and starting a career.

Email: [email protected]

Florida

José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

This scholarship is for students of Hispanic origin who attend eligible Florida public or private institutions.

Phone: 888-827-2004
Email: [email protected]

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers. Students must be Florida residents and African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native. Students must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students in state-approved teacher education programs at FFMT’s participating universities/colleges.

Phone: 352-392-9196
Email: [email protected]

Idaho

One Refugee

Full scholarships and mentoring for full-time students with a refugee background (refugee, asylum, or SIV) pursuing an education at a public college or university in Idaho. Preference will be given to freshman students starting at a community college. 

Phone: 801-366-7126
Email: [email protected]

Illinois

HIAS Chicago
HIAS provides academic scholarships to Jewish students who immigrated or whose family immigrated to the Chicago area with the assistance of HIAS Chicago, or who accessed HIAS’ immigration and citizenship services once in the United States. Scholarships include the Benton-Bernstein Scholarship for those entering the helping professions, the Tilly Warshaw Scholarship for high school graduates, and several others.

Phone: 312-357-4666
Email: [email protected]

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded to Illinois residents who are minority students of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American origin or qualified bilingual minority applicants. Students must enroll in an Illinois institution of higher education and pursue undergraduate or graduate education.

Phone: 800-899-ISAC (4722)
Email: [email protected]

The Renaissance Foundation

A renewable scholarship for first-generation college students in Illinois. The scholarship awards up to $4,000 yearly towards tuition and fees, housing, books, and student supplies. Students must show a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Undocumented students and students with DACA status are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Phone: 503-726-5970
Email: [email protected]

Indiana

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education awards these scholarships to Black, Hispanic/Latinx students who are Indiana residents. Students must attend an eligible school in Indiana as full-time students and commit to teaching for at least three years in Indiana after graduation.

Phone: 800-457-8283

Massachusetts

Wheaton Refugee Scholarship

Full scholarship for refugee students applying for a bachelor’s degree for the first time. Students must be pursuing liberal arts and sciences at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

Email: [email protected]

Michigan

Fred S. Findling Memorial Immigrant Scholarship

The Fred S. Findling Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,500. It is open to any immigrant currently enrolled at a college or university in Michigan. 

Phone:  833-776-2283
Email: [email protected]

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

A list of over 80 need-based scholarships for students in Kent, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Newaygo counties in Michigan. You can apply for all scholarships with one general application. 

Phone:  616-454-1751
Email: [email protected]

New York

Ascend Educational Fund
Awards scholarships from $2,500 to $20,000 to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.

Email: [email protected]

Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students

A scholarship for displaced students pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia University, including refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and students with TPS, IDP, SIV, and humanitarian parole. Students will receive full tuition, housing, living, mentoring, and support.

Email: [email protected]

Mary Rosenblum Somit Scholarship

The Mary Rosenblum Somit Scholarship fund provides $4,000 ($2,000 per semester) to an undergraduate student at the University of Buffalo, New York, majoring in biochemistry, biomedical sciences, neuroscience, or pharmacology and toxicology. Preference is given to immigrants, children of immigrants, or first-generation college students.

Phone: 716-829-3955
Email: [email protected]

Lydia Mendoza Graduate Fellowship 

Scholarship for students committed to serving the immigrant and the Mexican community in New York. Students will receive up to $15,000 and mentoring for one year.

Phone: 347-577-4080
Email: [email protected]

Little Bird Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants

Scholarship for LGBTQ or intersex undocumented immigrants, refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers. Students must be enrolled in a nonprofit school in New York City. Students will receive a total of $18,000 for two years of school.

North Carolina

Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County

Scholarship for first-generation US citizens, refugees, and immigrants graduating from Wake County, NC high schools. Students will be awarded up to $16,000 each year for up to 4 years to pursue education at a public or private college or university in North Carolina. To be eligible, students must live in Wake County, NC, for at least one year.

Phone: 919-474-8370
Email: [email protected]

Latino Community Credit Union Scholarship

Scholarship for Latino Community Credit Union members for higher education at any technical college or university in the USA.

Phone: 919-595-1800

Ohio

The Refugee Connect Student Scholarship

Scholarship for refugees pursuing higher education at college or university in the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area.

Phone: 513-449-0368
Email: [email protected]

Oregon

The Renaissance Foundation

A renewable scholarship for first-generation college students in Oregon. The scholarship awards up to $4,000 yearly towards tuition and fees, housing, books, and student supplies. Students must show a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Undocumented students and students with DACA status are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Phone: 503-726-5970
Email: [email protected]

Texas

Ann Biggs/Thelma Salazar Endowed Scholarship for First-Generation Immigrant Children

Scholarship for students attending the University of Texas at San Antonio who have at least one parent who immigrated to the United States. Preference will be given to children of immigrants from Mexico or Central America and students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Phone: 210-458-8000
Email: [email protected]

Utah

One Refugee

Full scholarships and mentoring for refugee, asylum, or SIV students. Students must pursue an education at a public college or university in Utah and Idaho. Preference will be given to freshman students starting at a community college.

Phone: 801-366-7126
Email: [email protected]

Virginia

Alfred Hugo Radke and Gerda Else Radke Scholarship

Scholarship for an international or first-generation American student pursuing an education at Averett University. 

Phone: 434-791-5600
Email: [email protected]

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to juniors or seniors attending one of the VSGC member institutions (Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, William & Mary, Hampton University). Students must be studying in a STEM program with an interest in supporting NASA’s mission.

Email: [email protected] (Joyce Kuberek)

Wyoming

Douvas Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for a first-generation American high school senior or student between 18-22 attending one of the 7 community colleges or the University of Wyoming. The student will be awarded $500 to cover education costs.

Phone: 307-777-6840
Email: [email protected]

Scholarships for specific fields of learning

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to have a career in the actuarial profession. Students must have at least one birth parent who is Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American, or Pacific Islander and must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students.

Phone: 847-706-3535
Email: [email protected]

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

Fellowship for Ph.D. students of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino; Native American or Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Students must be attending an approved full-time doctoral program in accounting.

Email: [email protected]

American Bus Association (ABA) Foundation Diversity Scholarship
Scholarship for students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, nationalities, minorities, ages, races, and ethnicities pursuing education in the travel and tourism industry at an accredited university. Students will be awarded $5,000.

Phone: 202-842-1645
Email: [email protected]

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society awards scholarships to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences. Students should be majoring in chemistry-related disciplines and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers. 

Phone: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 6250)
Email: [email protected]

American Hotel and Lodging Foundation Scholarships

The American Hotel and Lodging Foundation (AHLAF) awards a variety of scholarships for students studying in the hospitality field. The requirements for each scholarship are listed on the foundation’s website. 

AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities

The American Meteorological Society awards these scholarships to students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Phone: 617-227-2426 ext. 3907
Email: [email protected] (AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez)

Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship
A two-week fellowship for entrepreneurs and social leaders. A fellowship is a job where you are not paid. Instead, you learn new skills and meet people who can help you. You must be interested in change and cross-cultural conversation between Jewish and Muslim communities. Apply online.

Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program
A 12-month international development fellowship program for people pursuing a career in international relief and development. The fellowship will build skills in project management, project design, systems and operations, and partnership. You must have a graduate degree in a field relevant to international development. You also must have spent at least 6 months overseas in a developing country. You must be fluent in English and a second language.

Phone: 888-277-7575
Email: [email protected]

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) Program

An 8-month program at Georgetown University training native speakers of 26 languages to improve their English communication skills from advanced to professional level. A full scholarship will be provided to awardees to cover tuition and living expenses. You must commit to working with the federal government for one year after completing the program.

Phone: 202-687-4455
Email: [email protected]

Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

This fellowship is open to first-year MBA students pursuing a summer associate position with Goldman Sachs. Eligible students are LGBTQ+, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Indigenous, or Women.

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Scholarships are open to full-time graduate students (or BSN students) studying any of the following: Medicine (allopathic or osteopathic), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing (including BSN), Master of Public Health or Health Policy, and Physician Associate. The requirements state that “Applicants are not required to be Hispanic. However, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.”

Email: [email protected]

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

The organization awards various scholarships to students studying communications, specifically those pursuing careers in the television industry. Details, including specific requirements for each scholarship, are available on the website.

Phone: 212-586-8424

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Scholarships

NAHJ offers a variety of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who plan to work in either English-language or Spanish-language journalism. Specific details on each scholarship are available on the NAHJ website.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors

Scholarships for students pursuing a Master’s degree in counseling. Students must be committed to working with underserved populations.

Organization of Latino Actuaries

The OLA awards scholarships to Latinx college students interested in the actuarial profession.

Email: [email protected]

Students of African descent

John and Joy Haines Scholarship for African Students

Merit and needs-based scholarships for students from developing countries, with preference given to students from the African continent. Students must not be US citizens or permanent residents. Students must attend the University of Oregon. The award ranges from $1,000 to $12,000. 

Dr. Dapo and Mrs. Lillie Popoola African Student Scholarship

Merit and needs-based scholarships for students from the African continent. Students must not be US citizens or permanent residents. Students must attend the University of Oregon. The award ranges from $1,000 to $12,000.

Asian, Southeast Asian, & Pacific Islander students

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship

The Asian Pacific Fund provides 9 scholarships in California, including for students of Filipino, Asian, and Pacific Island heritage.

Phone: 415-395-9985
Email: [email protected]

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for undergraduate students of Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicity with strong financial needs and the first in their families to go to college. To apply, students must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher or a GED.

Phone:  202-986-6892
Email: [email protected]

Prism Foundation

Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students involved in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activism. Scholarships range from $1,000 – $5,000. 

Phone: 415-857-4272
Email: [email protected]

Regeneration Center Scholarship

Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students of Southeast Asian heritage studying science, medicine, or biology. Students will be awarded $1,000. 

Email: [email protected]

Students of Arab descent

Arab American Institute Helen Abbott Community Service Awards

Scholarship for high school and college students of Arab descent committed to community service. The Foundation awards three students $1,000.

Students of Filipino descent

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Five scholarships of $5,000 each are given annually to incoming freshmen students of at least 50% Filipino heritage. You must major in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science. You must be attending an accredited four-year college or university in California.  

Phone: 415-395-9985
Email: [email protected]

Students of Iranian descent

The Iranian Scholarship Foundation
8 scholarships for students of Iranian descent based on financial need, community involvement, or academic achievement. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Email: [email protected]

Momeni Foundation
Multiple scholarships are available to graduating high school students and full-time college students of Iranian descent. The foundation will award students $1,000.

Phone: 727-433-2133
Email: [email protected]

Latino and Hispanic students

Association of Latino Professionals for America Scholarship

Scholarships are open to premium student members of ALPFA who will be attending college as a sophomore, junior, or senior, or will be enrolled in graduate school. Students must attend full-time and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Phone: 855-MYALPFA 
Email: [email protected]

Café Bustelo, El Café del Futuro, Scholarship

Twenty-five $5,000 scholarships are awarded to college students at HACU-member institutions to help further their education. Students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Latino descent.

Email: [email protected]

Great Minds in STEM Scholarships

Renewable scholarships for students of Hispanic descent or students involved in the Hispanic community. Students can be US citizens, residents, F1 Visa, or DACA recipients. Students must plan to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or health and medicine.

Email: [email protected]

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards

Scholarship for high school seniors of Hispanic heritage who will be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Phone: 202-558-9473
Email: [email protected]

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Scholarship for Hispanic students seeking a bachelor’s or advanced degree at an accredited public university or graduate school. You must be a US citizen, legal permanent resident, or DACA recipient. High school students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. College and graduate students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 based on need. Apply online.

LULAC National Scholarship Fund
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)’s National Educational Scholarship Fund offers six scholarships for Latino students in partnership with businesses.

Email: [email protected]

The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide
A list of scholarships that do not require proof of immigration status or social security number. This guide includes the MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program. MALDEF awards several scholarships to law students committed to Latino civil rights.

Phone: 213-629-2512
Email:  [email protected]

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship

Scholarships for high school seniors who are legal U.S. residents or DACA recipients and have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage. Recipients must plan to attend a two-year or four-year college/university full-time.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Scholarships

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in STEM in the US or Puerto Rico. You must be an active SHPE member to apply. You must also have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Phone: 323-725-3970
Email: [email protected]

S

Students from Myanmar

University of the People of Myanmar Fund 

Renewable scholarship for new students from Myanmar seeking an associate’s degree from the University of the People.

Email: [email protected]

Students of Palestinian descent

American Federation of Ramallah Palestine
Scholarships for Palestinian and Palestinian American students from low-income homes.

Phone: 734-425-1600
Email: [email protected]

Students of Syrian descent

Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund

Scholarship for refugees and asylum seekers from Syria pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree with the University of the People.

Email: [email protected]

Scholarships for migrant workers

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) 

Scholarships for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate family members. CAMP will support college students in completing their first year of study. 

Scholarships for New Americans or first-generation immigrants

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

A $90,000 scholarship awarded over 2 years for immigrants, refugees, and first-generation Americans. You must be planning to enroll full-time in a graduate degree program in the U.S. 

Phone: 212-405-8234
Email: [email protected]

Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County
Scholarship for first-generation citizens, refugees, or immigrant high school graduates in Wake County, North Carolina. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply. Students are awarded $16,000 each year for up to 4 years. 

Phone: 919-474-8370
Email: [email protected]

Douvas Memorial Scholarship: First Generation American Scholarship
Scholarship for first-generation high school students attending one of the state’s 7 community colleges or the University of Wyoming. The student will be awarded $500 to cover education costs. 

Phone: 307-777-6840
Email: [email protected]

Eagan Foundation
Multiple scholarships for first-generation Americans or immigrants living in Eagan or graduating from an Eagan, Minnesota high school. Scholarships are based on academic merit or financial need.

Phone: 651-243-1198
Email: [email protected]

SYL Lotus Scholarship 

Scholarship for immigrant and refugee students who immigrated to the US within the past four years. Students must graduate from high school in King, Pierce, or Snohomish County in Washington state. Students will receive $1,500 per year for two years and $3,000 for two additional years.

Phone: 425-883-3500
Email: [email protected]

Scholarships undocumented students can apply for

Undocumented students often face unique challenges when seeking financial aid for their education. However, opportunities do exist for undocumented students to get scholarships. Find tips for undocumented students.

Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County

Scholarship for first-generation US citizens, refugees, and immigrants graduating from Wake County high schools. Students will be awarded up to $16,000 each year for up to 4 years to pursue education at a public or private college or university in North Carolina.

Phone: 919-474-8370
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

The US Hispanic Leadership Institute awards scholarships for students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited 4-year or 2-year institution. Students must have at least one parent with Hispanic ancestry. Non-US citizens, including DACA or undocumented students, are eligible. The scholarship provides $1,000 for students at 4-year institutions or $500 for students at 2-year institutions.

Phone: 312-427-8683
Email: [email protected]

Immigrants Rising
Keeps an updated list of national scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. 

Golden Door Scholars
Scholarship for high school and undergraduate students. You must be planning to pursue an undergraduate degree at a 4-year college. You must be approved for DACA or TPS. You must be eligible to participate in paid internships.

Email: [email protected]

Latina Engineer Scholarship

Latina Engineer offers three scholarships to Latinas for undergraduate and graduate students. No immigration status is required for two of these. Students must be pursuing degrees in engineering.

Email: [email protected]

Mexican-American Dream Scholarship
It awards $500 to Community College students and $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties in California. Applicants must be considered undocumented or must benefit from AB-540 or DACA.

Phone: 213-417-8390
Email: [email protected] 

Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship 

CORE offers scholarships for undocumented students across the U.S. every year. Applicants must be high school or GED graduates who will enroll in college or university for the first time. 

Email: [email protected] 

Scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers

Champlain College New American Student Scholarship

Merit and need-based renewable scholarship for refugee and asylum-seeking students planning to attend Champlain College.

Phone: 802-860-2777
Email: [email protected]

Emergency refugee assistance scholarship fund
Scholarship for refugees and asylum seekers from around the world pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree with the University of the People.

Email: [email protected]

Small Giants Scholarship Fund for Refugees

Scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers planning to pursue an associate degree with the University of the People.

Email: [email protected]

The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund
A year-long fellowship for threatened and displaced scholars, including refugees and asylum seekers. This fellowship will provide $25,000 for academic positions at colleges or universities for 9 to 12 months.

Phone: 212-205-6486
Email: [email protected]

Scholarships for women

AAUW Fellowship and Grants
American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers multiple fellowships and grants that support women pursuing academic work and community projects. 

Phone: 202-785-7700
Email: [email protected]

The Hegg Hoffet Fund 
Short-term grants for graduate women who have been displaced to fund language and training courses.

Red Thread Fellowship Award
Fellowship for immigrant women planning to attend a college or university in the US. Students will receive a $1,000 award and mentorship support for their first year of study.  

Email: [email protected]

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