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Scholarships for undocumented or non-citizen students

Excelencia in Education maintains an extensive database of scholarships that do not require a social security number or U.S. citizenship. You can search through that list below.

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Scholarship Name Address State/country Phone Maximum award Website Basic details (see link for full details)
826 Valencia Scholarships 826 Valencia
826 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
CA 415-642-5905 $10000 826valencia.org Must be a high school graduate or a graduating senior. Must demonstrate financial need, live in the Bay Area intend to enroll in a vocational school, college, or university. A total of 4 different scholarships are awarded.
A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest Humane Education Network
PO Box 7434
Menlo Park, CA 94026
any 650-851-8735 $600 www.hennet.org Open to all high school students. Students must submit an essay that examines either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, and possible measures to reduce it.
Affinity Plus Foundation Sandy Olsen
Affinity Plus Foundation
Scholarship Program Administrator
175 W Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55107
any 651-312-9430 $5000 www.affinityplus.org Each year, Affinity Plus awards four $5000 scholarships for freshman, upperclassmen, and non-traditional students. Applicant must be a primary member in good standing of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, or meet membership eligibility requirements and join the credit union prior to submitting a scholarship application.
AGA Student Research Fellowships AGA Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
4930 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
any 301-222-4012 $2500 www.gastro.org Candidate must be a high school or undergraduate student attending an accredited North American institution. Must be conducting supervised research into digestive disease. If submitting an application as an underrepresented/ underprivileged minority, please explain your eligibility for this category.
Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund The BECA Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 936
Escondido, CA 92033
CA 760-741-8246 $2000 www.becafoundation.org Applicant must be entering the medical or health care field, or must be seeking a bachelor's degree or higher in medicine or health care. Applicants must be living or attending school in San Diego County. Requires financial need, scholastic determination, and cultural awareness.
Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program (HS Seniors) National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Attn: Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program
1501 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
DC, NJ, TX 866-783-2645 $42500 alliancescholars.org A student of Hispanic heritage. A senior attending a high school in Brownsville, TX; Elizabeth, NJ; or Los Angeles, CA. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent).Have applied or intend to apply for full-time study at an accredited college/university that grants a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field. Committed to major in a STEM field in college.
Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program (Undergraduate) National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Attn: Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program
1501 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
any 866-783-2645 $2000 alliancescholars.org A student of Hispanic heritage. In good academic standing and enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent). Are a declared major in a STEM discipline and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field including Bachelor’s degrees offered in partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.
Association of Raza Educators (Los Angeles Area, 1st Year) Association of Raza Educators
Scholarship Fund Committee
PO Box 63053
Los Angeles, CA 90063
CA $1000 www.razaeducators.org Must not be eligible for any type of federal or state grants. Must be a graduating senior at a high school with the Los Angeles Unfied School District (including LAUSD charter schools). Must be able to attend our annual A.R.E. awards ceremony.
Association of Raza Educators (Los Angeles Area, 2nd Year) Association of Raza Educators
Scholarship Fund Committee
PO Box 63053
Los Angeles, CA 90063
any $1000 www.razaeducators.org Must be enrolled in an Accredited College or University with a full-time schedule for the 2011-2012 school year and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must submit official transcripts. Must not be eligible for any type of federal or state grants. Must become an ARE member, be involved in a committee, and attend most ARE events and/or meetings, and must be willing to present in: workshops, conferences, and/or meetings.
Association of Raza Educators (San Diego Area, 1st Year) Association of Raza Educators
Scholarship Fund Committee
PO Box 740337
San Diego, CA 92114
CA $1000 www.razaeducators.org Must not be eligible for any type of federal or state grants. Must be a graduating senior at a San Diego County school. Must be willing to become a member in good standing within one of the collectives in the Raza Rights Coalition. Must be able to attend our annual A.R.E Banquet.
Association of Raza Educators (San Diego Area, 2nd Year) Association of Raza Educators
Scholarship Fund Committee
PO Box 740337
San Diego, CA 92114
any $1000 www.razaeducators.org Demonstrate leadership in extra-curricular activities; commitment to improve the conditions of their community; financial need and most importantly your involvement in your community at the highest level. Must be enrolled in an Accredited College or University with a full-time schedule for the 2011-2012 school year and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. Must submit official transcripts. Must not be eligible for any type of federal or state grants. Must be willing to become a member in good standing within one of the collectives in the Raza Rights Coalition.
Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace Scholarship c/o Leal Portis, President
Wiedner/Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Fund
301 Redbud Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
any 530-265-3887 $500 www.peacescholarships.org You are a high school senior or college freshman at time of application, and you can provide evidence of leadership and/or personal initiative in activities or in an organization (including volunteer or paid work) relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolution. Must include an autobiography and two letters of recommendation.
Bay Area Gardener's Foundation Scholarship Bay Area Gardener's Scholarship Fund
PO Box 3446
Redwood City, CA 94064
CA 650-655-2002 $1500 www.bagf.org Must have an overall GPA of 2.5, demonstrate financial need, be willing to do 25 hours or more of community service, live within one of the 9 Bay Area counties, and be enrolled in an accredited community college or university.
BECA Foundation General Scholarship The BECA Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 936
Escondido, CA 92033
CA 760-741-8246 $1000 www.becafoundation.org Eligibility requires an applicant to be a San Diego County high school graduate who is entering college in the Fall. Eligible applicants may pursue their education anywhere in the United States and major in any academic area.
BECA- Stand Up Scholarship The BECA Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 936
Escondido, CA 92033
CA 760-741-8246 www.becafoundation.org Must be a high school senior graduating in the spring or a continuing full time college student. Must be resident of the San Diego County. Must be a full-time college student (12+ units) in the Fall. Have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0. Demonstrate financial need. Citizenship is not a requirement.
Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers Arts Scholarship Committee
Geneseo Migrant Center, Inc.
PO Box 549
Geneseo, NY 14454
any 585-658-7960 $2500 www.migrant.net Minimum 16 years of age. Applicant need not be enrolled in school. Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project. A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development in one of the follow arts disciplines: visual, performing, media, literary, or crafts.
CA Dream Network Scholarship Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
CA Dream Network Scholarship
Attn: Jacqueline Amparo
2533 W. 3rd Street, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
any 213-353-1333 $500 www.chirla.org Must come from an immigrant family. Must demonstrate financial need. Must demonstrate participation and/or activism on immigrant rights issues and/or other progressive social justice causes (school or local community). Must be a college student enrolled in one of the following accredited institutions: California Community College, California State University, University of California, Private Four Year college or university, or a vocational school. Must have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. Must commit 10 hours of community work with the CA Dream Network.
California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship CAC Educational Scholarship Fund 1455 Response Road, Suite 240 Sacramento, CA 95815 CA 916-929-2125 $2500 www.cacesf.org All graduating California high school seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship and is awarded seniors for their use as full time students at any accredited public or private college, university or trade school. An essay on a selected topic is required for this scholarship.
California Chicano News Media Association Scholarship CCNMA Scholarships
USC Annenberg School of Journalism 727 W, 27th Street, Room 201 Los Angeles, CA 90007
CA 213-821-0075 $1000 www.ccnma.org Scholarships are based on several criteria including: commitment to the field of journalism, scholastic achievement, awareness of Latino issues, and financial need. Students must be enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year, and must be a California resident or attend an accredited college or university in California.
CANFit Program Scholarship CANFIT Scholarships
2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 610 Berkeley, CA 94704
CA 510-644-1535 www.canfit.org Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students. Must show financial need. Must study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts at an eligible institution in the state of California. Academic requirements apply.
Carole Simpson Scholarship RTNDF Scholarships
4121 Plank Road, #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
any 202-662-7158 $2000 www.rtnda.org Must be enrolled in college as a sophomore or above, with at least one full academic year remaining. Must intend to pursue a career in electronic journalism. Requires samples of work and letters of reference.
César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program California Teachers Association
Human Rights Department
Attn: Janeya Collins
1705 Murchison Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
CA 650-697-1400 $1000 www.cta.org One student, in conjunction with a CTA member who must be employed at the same school or campus where the student, is enrolled will submit either a written essay or visual art.
Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program Chicana Latina Foundation
Scholarship Committee
1419 Burlingame Ave. Suite N.
Burlingame, CA 94010
CA 650-373-1085 $1500 www.chicanalatina.org Applicant must be a woman of Chicana/Latina heritage. Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in a Northern California county. Have lived at least two years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application. Be enrolled as a full-time college student when applying and for the following academic year, and have completed 12 college units after high school graduation, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of college course work.
Chicano / Latino Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Scholarship Selection Committee
Chicano Resource Center, PLS 170A
California State University – Fullerton
PO Box 4150
Fullerton, CA 92834-6830
CA 657-278-3137 $500 www.fullerton.edu Applicant must be a current CSUF full-time undergraduate or a current CSUF full-time graduate student, demonstrated a commitment and made significant contributions to the Latino community, be an enrolled student during the current academic year, and show active involvement in community and/or campus organizations. Undergraduates must have a cumulative grade point average of a minimum of 2.5; 3.2 for graduate students. Applicant must also submit the university & award scholarship application form.
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.
PO Box 23737
Nashville, TN 37202-3737
any $1000 www.comcast.com All nominations for the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must be made exclusively by the Principal or Guidance Counselor. Nominees must be full-time high school seniors with a strong commitment to community service, leadership abilities, and a 2.8/4.0 GPA or above.
Community Service Scholarship Good Tidings Foundation
9 Pier Suite
San Francisco, CA 94111
CA 800-824-7366 $5000 www.goodtidings.org Requires an essay describing unique community service activities, as well as a letter of recommendation. Applicants must reside in the Greater Bay Area.
Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship Datatel Scholars Foundation
4375 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
any 800-486-4332 $2400 www.datatelscholars.org Applicants must have a 3.5/4.0 GPA or higher at a college or university that is a Datatel client. Full- and part-time students, undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. level, are eligible, as well as international students.
David S. Barr Award David S. Barr Award
The Newspaper Guild—CWA
501 Third Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
any 202-434-7177 $1500 www.newsguild.org All entries must be of work published or broadcast between January 1 and December 31 that helped to right a wrong; corrected an injustice; or promoted justice and fairness. Open to all high school or college students.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
PO Box 7307
New York, NY 10116
any $10000 www.davisputter.org Application will include a short personal statement, transcripts, letters of support from two people able to evaluate the applicant's current political work, an official financial statement (i.e., FAFSA or SAR), and a passport-like photograph suitable for reproduction. Applicant must actively participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.
Diversity Multicultural Scholarship Candice Bellittera
Chapter/District Relationship Manager Public Relations Society of America 33 Maiden Lane
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
any 212-460-1453 $1500 www.prssa.org You must be registered as a full-time junior or senior with at least one term remaining at an accredited four-year college or university. Membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is preferred. A major or minor in public relations is also preferred. You must be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA.
Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship Latino Medical Student Association Scholarship- Amaranta Craig
c/o UCSF School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
513 Parnassus Ave, S-245
San Francisco, CA 94122
AZ, CA, OR, UT, WA 415-476-1216 west.lmsa.net Must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities. Applicants should demonstrate a desire to advance the state of healthcare and education in Latino and underserved communities through leadership in extracurricular activities and/or membership in civic organizations. Must be freshmen at 4-year university during the academic year. Students are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of migratory status, provided the university attend will allow them to enroll and register for classes. Must be a resident within the LMSA Western region (Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah, Washington). Must be a dues-paying pre-med member of LMSA.
Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go College Scholarship Program Oh, the Places Scholarship Program
c/o Random House Children's Book
1745 Broadway, Mail-Drop 10-3
New York, NY 10019
any 212-782-9000 $10000 www.seussville.com Applicants must be 12th-grade high school students graduating spring 2011, age 21 years or under. Must write a letter applying the themes of Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, to a person you know who needs inspiration in his or her life (200 words)
Dream Scholarship

La Raza Pre-Law Student Association Student Programs and Activites Center University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Box 64
Davis, CA 95616

CA $500 lrplsa.webs.com Must be an undocumented student (must meet at least one of the following criteria): be an AB-540 student, who is ineligible for Financial Aid, or must not be a permanent U.S resident or green card recipient. Must not have a work permit. Must be a current UC Davis undergraduate (open to ALL majors). Preferred minimum G.P.A of 2.0 (cannot be in the process of academic dismissal). Must have completed at least one quarter at UC Davis.
East Bay College Fund Scholarship East Bay College Fund
2201 Broadway, Suite 208
Oakland, CA 94612
CA 510-594-4004 $16000 www.eastbaycollegefund.org Must be a senior attending an Oakland public high school. Must demonstrate academic preparation, resiliency, and be responsible, resourceful and involved with others. Must document financial need. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.7.
Education First Scholarship Education First
4701 SW Admiral Way, #149
Seattle, WA 98116
CA, CO, TX, WA 509-356-1739 $6000 www.educationfirst.org Must attend a participating high school in Education First (Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, Portland). Must write an essay which shows strength of character, commitment to learning and a vision for their future. Must show financial need and academic promise.
EMPOWER Scholarship Courage Center
Volunteer Services
3915 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55422
MN, WI 763-520-0214 www.couragecenter.org EMPOWER Scholarships are open to ethnically diverse students accepted to or enrolled in a higher learning institution. Applicants must be a Minnesota or western Wisconsin (i.e. St. Croix, Pierce, Polk, Burnett counties) resident. Volunteer involvement in the community is required. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in medical or rehabilitation field by having some volunteer involvement related to a healthcare field. A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Community Initiatives
PO Box 191311
San Francisco, CA 94119
CA $5000 www.equalityscholarship.org Applicant must be a resident of northern or central California but may study elsewhere. Applicant must have completed or expect to complete high school or equivalent, and plan to attend or began attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school). Scholarships are awarded to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/ bisexual/transgender community.
Esperanza Education Fund

The Esperanza Education Fund, Inc.
PO Box 27507
Washington, D.C. 20038

DC, MD, VA $10000 www.esperanzafund.org Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
Must be a graduating senior at a high school in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, or must have received a GED in the last two years. Must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Exito Escolar Scholarship (Bay Area) Univision 14 Exito Escolar
50 Fremont Street, 41st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
CA 415-538-8076 $1000 u.univision.com Applicants must be Senior High School students in one of the Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
Exito Escolar Scholarship (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto) Univision 19 Exito Escolar
Attn: Carolina Rojas-Gore
1710 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
CA 916-614-1918 $1000 u.univision.com Applicants must reside in one of the Area’s counties: Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado (West), Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, East Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba.
The student must be enrolled in the 12th grade or must be a 1st or 2nd year college student enrolled in an accredited community college or 4-year university.
Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship
Geneseo Migrant Center
27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mount Morris, NY 14510
any 585-658-7960 $1000 www.migrant.net Applicant must show recent history of migration for agricultural employment. Must want teaching as a career goal. Must show scholastic achievement and financial need.
Fredrickson & Byron Minority Scholarship Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
c/o Greta Larson
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
any 612-492-7000 $10000 www.fredlaw.com Applicant must be a minority and a first year law student. Applicant must submit an application. Submit two (2) written recommendations (one from a law school professor, one from an employer or other reference). One (1) writing sample from your first-year legal writing course. Your current law school transcript. Your undergraduate transcript from all undergraduate institutions attended.
Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF)
"Fulfilling Our Dreams" Scholarship Fund
Attn: Scholarship Fund Coordinator
1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 718
Los Angeles, CA 90015
CA 213-480-1052 $5000 www.salef.org Applicants must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity must demonstrate proven financial need, must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must demonstrate a history of community involvement. Must either be a graduating High School senior, current undergraduate, graduate and professional students, a community college students (must be AB540), or attending a Vocational/Trade school (must be pursuing a health related field). Priority is given to low income students that reside and study in either one of the following areas: The Los Angeles Area San Fernando Valley, or San Francisco/Bay Area.
George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship RTNDF Scholarships
4121 Plank Road, #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
TX 202-662-7158 $6000 www.rtdna.org Must be officially enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and have at least one full academic year remaining. Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive a scholarship. Must be enrolled as a broadcast journalism major. Submit one to three examples showing your journalistic skills, totaling 15 minutes or less, of audio or video, accompanied by scripts. A letter of reference from your dean or faculty sponsor explaining why you are a good candidate for an award.
Geraldo Rivera Scholarship Program National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
1000 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045
any 202-662-7145 $5000 www.nahj.org Applicant must be a college senior or a graduate student pursuing a career in English or Spanish-language TV broadcast journalism.
Ginger and Fred Deines Mexico Scholarship Transportation Clubs International Scholarships
Attn: Lynn Donovick
Martin Midstream Partners
Three Riverway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77056
any $12000 transportationclubsinternational.com Applicant must be a student of Mexican nationality and enrolled in a school in Mexico or the U.S. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or college undergraduate students accepted to or currently enrolled at accredited institutions of higher learning in degree programs in the fields of transportation logistics, supply-chain management, traffic management, transportation safety and/or related transportation industry operations and services with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children
Geneseo Migrant Center
27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mount Morris, NY 14510
any 585-658-7960 $500 www.migrant.net Applicant must show recent history of movement for agricultural employment - priority will be given to currently interstate migrant youth. Must show scholastic potential and financial need. Must be enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical or vocational school, or a dropout or a potential dropout from high school who shows promise of ability to continue schooling.
HEEF General Scholarships Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
CA 949- 553-4202 www.heef.org Applicant must be a Latino/a who has lived in Orange County (OC), CA for the past 4 years; An OC public or private high school graduate who enrolls fulltime at a 2 or 4-year college; or an OC community college transfer who enrolls fulltime at a 4-year university; Eligible for need based financial aid.
HENAAC Scholars Program Great Minds in STEM
ATTN: HENAAC Scholars
3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
any 323-262-0097 $8500 www.greatmindsinstem.org Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities. Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.
Hilda L. Solis Scholarship California State Polytechnic University, Pomana
Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education
Hilda L. Solis Scholarship Committee 3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
CA 909-869-5035 $1000 dsa.csupomona.edu Applicant must be a current Cal Poly Pomona student or be a graduating high school senior or a community college transfer student admitted to attend Cal Poly Pomona. Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Hispanic Heritage Day Nursing Scholarship Community Foundation of Western Nevada
1885 S. Arlington Ave, Suite 103 Reno, NV 89509
NV 775-333-5499 $2500 www.nevadafund.org Applicant must be a high school senior currently attending a high school in Washoe County, Nevada. Financial need required. Minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA. Must have declared nursing as primary area of study. Applicant must be of Hispanic heritage.
Hispanic League Scholarship Hispanic League
PO Box 30651
Winston-Salem, NC 27130
NC 336-770-1228 $2000 www.hispanicleague.org Must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or undergraduate student college student in the United States. Must be a past or present ESL student in Forsyth County, NC, and a current resident of NC. Must be of Hispanic origin. Must plan to attend an accredited college in the fall. Academic achievement and financial need are considered. US citizenship not required.
Human Capital Scholarship Asian Pacific Fund
225 Bush Street, Suite 590
San Francisco, CA 94104
CA 415-433-6859 $1500 www.asianpacificfund.org Applicant must be an incoming freshman enrolled full-time with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0. Must be part of an underrepresented group in the University of California system, and must be the first generation in the family to attend college. Must show financial need.
Humane Studies Fellowship Institute for Humane Studies
Attn: Humane Studies Fellowships
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Arlington, VA 22201
any 703-993-4880 $15000 www.theihs.org Open to undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate students in any field, law students, MBA students, and other professional students. Country of origin and country of study have no bearing on eligibility. Applicants must be full-time, enrolled students at accredited degree-granting institutions for the entire period of the award.
IDEAS Making the DREAM a Reality Scholarship IDEAS at UCLA
220 Westwood Boulevard
Community Programs Office
105 Student Activites Center, 106C
Los Angeles, CA 90095
CA 310-825-6937 $9500 ideasla.org Applicant must be without legal permanent residency, visa, or citizenship in the US. Applicant must be an undocumented student at the University of California Los Angeles. Applicants must demonstrate active involvement and participation in IDEAS at UCLA (or active involvement and participation in their communities for incoming students).
If Given a Chance Scholarship If Given a Chance Foundation c/o Jim King
PO Box 2607
Napa, CA 94558
CA 707-260-5656 www.ifgivenachance.org The nominee must have faced adversity and overcome challenging life circumstances. The nominee must have turned his/her life around or must have maintained high standards in the face of adversity. The nominee must be from Napa County, or else have graduated from, or received a GED from a Napa County high school.
Joe Francomano Scholarship Joe Francomano Scholarship
Junior Achievement Worldwide
One Education Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
any 888-452-2586 $5000 www.ja.org Must be a graduating high school senior qualified to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university. Must have completed JA Company Program or JA Economics. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must exemplify academic achievement, leadership skills, and college and career potential. Must write a one-page essay. Must submit proof of family income.
Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship CCNMA Scholarships
USC Annenberg School of Journalism
727 W, 27th Street, Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007
CA 213-821-0075 $2000 www.ccnma.org Open to Latino college students or graduating high school seniors attending a college or university in California. California residents may attend a college or university outside of California. Students must be enrolled full-time in good academic standing, and must have a sincere interest in pursuing a career in journalism.
Kennedy King Memorial College Scholarship Kennedy King Memorial College Scholarship, Ltd.
PO Box 727
Martinez, CA 94553
CA $8000 www.kennedyking.org Applicant must be a member of a minority group underrepresented at four-year colleges and universities in California. Financial need required. Must be enrolled at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges with eligibility to transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing
La Unidad Latino Foundation Scholarship La Unidad Latino Foundation
132 East 43rd Street, Suite 358
New York, NY 10017
any $1000 www.lulfoundation.org

Applicant must be currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor's or master's program, and must have a minimum 2.8/4.0 GPA. Applicant must have completed at least one full-time year (undergraduate) or semester (graduate).

La Vera Garcia Internship/ Scholarship Rick Wayman
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
1187 Coast Village Rd., Suite 1, PMB 121
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
CA 805-965-3443 $1600 www.wagingpeace.org Open to Latino students currently enrolled in a college or university. Interns will work in our Santa Barbara, CA office. Applicants must demonstrate successful academic achievement (minimum overall GPA of 3.0).
LAFS – Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM) General Scholarship The BECA Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 936
Escondido, CA 92033
CA 760-741-8246 www.becafoundation.org Open to all CSUSM Latino students in good academic standing enrolled in at least 6 units. Graduate Students in an approved post-bachelors program are eligible as recipients
LAJCC Community/Junior College Scholarship Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Community/Junior College Scholarship Program
201 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012
CA 213-989-2159 $1000 losangelesjuniorchamberofcommerce. shuttlepod.org Applicant must be a California resident who attended a California high school for at least two semesters. Applicant’s year of birth must 1984 or later. Applicant must be a current student at an eligible community or technical college.
LAJCC Scholarship Program Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Scholarship Program
201 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012
CA 213-482-1311 $1000 losangelesjuniorchamberofcommerce. shuttlepod.org Applicant must be a graduating or recently-graduated senior who resides in or attends any high school that is located in Los Angeles or Orange County. Applicant must plan to enroll at least half-time in college, junior college, or trade school by Fall. The applicant's year of birth must be 1989 or later. Academic and other criteria apply.
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Latino Scholarship Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
1220 Rosecrans #543
San Diego, CA 92106
any www.lambdathetanu.org Applicant must be a female of Latino heritage or be able demonstrate dedication to community service and empowerment of the Latina/Latino community. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend community college, university, or technical or vocational school.
Latino ERG Supplemental Scholarship Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Attention: Mario Valadez
Latino ERG Scholarship Committee
77 Beale Street, Mail Code B29J
San Francisco, CA 94105
CA 415-973-7667 $1000 www.pge.com Applicant must be enrolled in college or planning to attend college in the Fall. All eligible applicants must live within the PG&E service territory.
MALDEF Law School Scholarship MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
634 S. Spring St., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
any 213-629-2512 www.maldef.org Open to all law students who will be enrolled full-time in an American-accredited law school in the coming Fall. Scholarships are awarded based on commitment to serve the Latino community through law; past achievement and potential for achievement; and financial need.
Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
1000 National Press Building Washington, DC 20045
any 202-662-7145 $5000 www.nahj.org Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a career as a Spanish-language broadcast journalist. Applicants must submit an essay in Spanish (written in the 3rd person as a news story) that explains why you seek a career as a Spanish-language broadcast journalist.
Mary A. Gardner Scholarship AEJMC
c/o Janet R. Harley
234 Outlet Pointe Boulevard, Suite A Columbia, SC 29210
any 803-798-0271 $300 www.aejmc.org Applicant must be a full-time enrollment in a U. S. college undergraduate news-editorial program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 = A), and demonstrable interest in pursuing a career in news reporting and/or editing.
Meritus Scholarship Meritus Scholarship Fund
PO Box 29024
San Francisco, CA 94129
CA 415-400-8650 $12000 www.meritusfund.org Applicants must be graduating seniors attending a San Francisco public high school with a GPA between 3.0/4.0 and 3.7/4.0. Applicant must be enrolled in an eligible college or university for the coming Fall. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, academic preparation to attend college, and quality involvement with others via work, school, family, or in the community.
MetroPCS Leaders and Scholars Program MetroPCS Leaders and Scholars Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
NJ, NY 507-931-1682 $2500 sms.scholarshipamerica.org Applicants must be high school students in grades 11-12 attending a participating high school. A minimum 2.75/4.0 GPA is required.
Microsoft Scholarship Program Microsoft Scholarship Program Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
any 800-642-7676 careers.microsoft.com Applicant must be enrolled full-time at an eligible two- or four-year institution. Must be working toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline, and must demonstrate an interest in computer science. A minimum 3.0/4.0 or 4.0/5.0 GPA is required.
Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship Committee
Geneseo Migrant Center
27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mount Morris, NY 14510
any 585-658-7960 $20000 www.migrant.net Applicant must show recent history of movement for agricultural employment. Must show scholastic achievement and financial need. Must have successfully completed at least one year at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Mike Corona Foundation Law Enforcement Scholarship Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 510
Newport Beach, CA 92660
CA 949- 553-4202 $2000 www.heef.org Applicants must be Latinos/as from Orange County who are enrolled fulltime at a two- or four-year college majoring in Law Enforcement, or else must be Orange County community college transfers who enroll full-time at a four-year university. Applicants must be eligible for need-based financial aid.
MNCPA Scholarship Program Minnesota Society of CPAs
1650 West 82nd Street, Suite 600 Bloomington, MN 55431
MN 952-831-2707 $1000 www.mncpa.org Applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior (going on to graduate school) with an Accounting major who intends to sit for the CPA exam. A minimum 3.0 GPA in accounting is required.
myUsearch.com Scholarship for International Students any 303-975-6857 $1000 www.myusearch.com This scholarship for international students is open to all non-US students attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university in the coming Fall. A written or video essay answering these questions is required: "How will the completion of a U.S. degree impact your life, your family and your home community?"
National Peace Essay Contest United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037
any 202-429-7178 $10000 www.usip.org Applicants must be students in grades 9-12. For the purpose of the National Peace Essay Contest, an essay is a three-part paper that lays out and develops a position in response to the essay contest question.
National Sculpture Society Scholarship National Sculpture Society
c/o ANS
75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10013
any 212-764-5645 $2000 www.nationalsculpture.org Applicant must submit a biography or resume that explains the student's background in sculpture, as well as letters of recommendation and examples of sculptural work. Proof of financial need is required.
New American Scholars Program Educators for Fair Consideration
2130 Fillmore Street, #248
San Francisco, CA 94115
CA $10000 www.e4fc.org Applicant must be Foreign-born without legal permanent residency or citizenship in the US, and must demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted to a two- or four-year college or university, and must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 (high school) or 2.8 (college). Applicant must demonstrate academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement.
Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship William J. Holstein
President
Overseas Press Club Foundation 40 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
any 201-493-9087 www.overseaspressclubfoundation.org Applicant must be American or must be studying at an eligible American institution, and must aspire to become a foreign correspondent. An essay on international issues is required, and may be in the form of a story, news analysis or traditional essay.
Point Scholarship Point Foundation
5757 Wilshire Blvd, Suite #370
Los Angeles, CA 90036
any 323-933-1234 www.pointfoundation.org Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Marginalization, financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration.
Prospective Educator Scholarship Phi Delta Kappa International
PO Box 7888
Bloomington, IN 47407
any 812-339-1156 $1000 www.pdkintl.org Applicant must must be a current college student or a graduating high school senior accepted to college. A connection to a Phi Delta Kappa member or program is required.
Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Award PRBA Scholarship Fund
c/o PRBA
303 Park Avenue South, #1405 New York, NY 10010
NY 347-244-7132 $2000 www.prba.net Scholarship is open to all Latino students attending law school in New York. Applicant must be a first or second year student in a JD degree program at an American Bar Association-approved law school, or must be a graduating high school senior accepted to a school meeting these requirements.
Que Llueva Café Scholarship Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE)
Attn: Que Llueva Café Scholarship Program
PO Box 160144
Sacramento, CA 95816
any $500 www.ca-core.org Applicant must be an undocumented high school student of Chicano/Latino descent. Applicants must plan to enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the US or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as well as academic potential and promise.
Radio Television Digital News Association Scholarship RTNDF Scholarships
4121 Plank Road, #512
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
any 202-662-7158 www.rtdna.org Applicant must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher pursuing a broadcast journalism major, with at least one academic year remaining. Audio/video submissions, scripts, and a letter of reference are required.
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship ACFE Foundation
Attn: Higher Education Coordinator The Gregor Building
716 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
any 512-478-9000 $10000 www.acfe.com Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college or university with a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice.
Rosetta Stone Communicate and Connect Scholarship Rosetta Stone
135 W. Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
any 800-767-3882 $3000 www.rosettastone.com Applicants must be graduating English as a Second Language (ESL) high school seniors. Applicants must write an essay on “how learning English impacted your life."
Ruben Salazar Scholarship Fund National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
1000 National Press Building Washington, DC 20045
any 202-662-7145 $2000 www.nahj.org Scholarships are awarded to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism.
SEG Foundation Scholarship Society of Exploration Geophysicists PO Box 702740
Tulsa, OK 74170
any 918-497-5544 $14000 www.seg.org Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to attend college, or else must be undergraduate or graduate students with above-average grades. Applicants' studies must be related to a career in applied geophysics, geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.
SHPE Foundation General Scholarships SHPE Foundation
c/o: Scholarship Program
University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19019
416 Yates Street, Room 609
Arlington, TX 76019
any 817-272-1116 www.shpefoundation.org Applicant must be of Hispanic descent. Applicant must be accepted into or attending an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico as a full-time student majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field. Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0 for high school seniors and undergraduates. US citizenship is not required.
Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Penguin Group USA (Inc.)
Academic Marketing Department
Attn: Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
any 212-366-2000 $1000 us.penguingroup.com Contest is open to 11th and 12th grade students attending high schools located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, or home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. Applicants must write an essay on one of four selected topics on the book Emma.
Society of Women Engineers General Scholarships The Society of Women Engineers
203 N. La Salle Street, Suite 1675
Chicago, IL 60601
any 877-793-4636 $16000 societyofwomenengineers.swe.org The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship is only open to women enrolled in or accepted to a baccalaureate ABET-accredited engineering or computer science degree program. A minimum 3.5/4.0 GPA is required for incoming freshman applicants. Applicant must be a full time student. US citizenship is required for some but not all programs.
Stan Beck Fellowship Entomological Foundation
9332 Annapolis Road, #210
Lanham, MD 20706
any 301-731-4535 www.entsoc.org Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students in entomology or related disciplines at colleges or universities in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. They should also have some sort of need, either based on physical limitations or economic, minority, or environmental conditions.
Stan Chamber Jounalism Award Stan Chamber Journalism Awards
Attn: Creative Services
KTLA-TV
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
CA $1000 ktla.upickem.net This contest is open only to high school seniors who are legal residents of California within the KTLA viewing area. The essay must be your own original composition and should be based on your experiences, your thoughts and your opinions about life.
TELACU General Scholarships

TELACU Education Foundation
c/o Scholarship Program
5400 E. Olympic Blvd., Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90022

CA, IL, NY, TX 323-721-1655 $3000 telacu.com Applicant must be a first-generation college student from a low-income family. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA while attending an eligible institution full-time.
The Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest The Ayn Rand Institute
PO Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619
any 949-222-6550 ext. 247 $10000 aynrandnovels.com

There are four different essay contest throughout the year.

  1. 8th, 9th and 10th graders
  2. 12th graders, undergraduates, and graduate students
  3. 10th, 11th, and 12th graders
  4. 11th and 12th graders.

Essays are open to all students and are over a selected topic on an Ayn Rand novel.

The Ed. Fund Scholarship The Ed. Fund
217C W. Richmond Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
CA 510-233-1464 $2500 www.edfundwest.org Applicant must be a high school senior graduating from a West Contra Costa County public high school. Must be part of the first generation in your family to attend college. A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required in core curriculum subjects for all years of high school. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor New York, NY 10022
any 212-490-7788 $5000 www.eliewieselfoundation.org Open to registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall semester. Applicant must write a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay on a selected topic.
The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund
c/o GKCCF
1055 Broadway, Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
MO 816-627-3426 www.hispanicdevelopmentfund.org The applicant must exhibit proven academic merit, financial need, and community involvement. The applicant is a permanent resident of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The applicant has been accepted or is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university and is working toward an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree. Applicants must be Hispanic.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Alumni Association of Princeton University
PO Box 291
Princeton, NJ 08542
CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MS, OH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, TX, WA 800-742-1036 $1000 www.princeton.edu Applicant can be any student currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in participating regions. Applicant must have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the last 12 months that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations—broadly defined—in his or her school or community.
The Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
any www.artandwriting.org Applicants must be in grades 7-12 in a public, private, parochial, home-school or after school program in the U.S., Canada, or in an American school abroad. Applicant must submit their best works of art and writing.
The Society of Plastics Engineers General Scholarships The SPE Foundation
13 Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470
any 203-740-5447 $6000 www.4spe.org Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing at a four-year college or two-year technical program. Applicants must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry, and must be majoring in or taking courses relevant to a career in the plastics/polymer industry.
Transportation Clubs International Scholarships Transportation Clubs International Scholarships
Attn: Lynn Donovick
Martin Midstream Partners
Three Riverway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77056
any transportationclubsinternational.com Transportation Clubs International awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college undergraduate students accepted to or currently enrolled at accredited institutions of higher learning in degree programs in the fields of transportation logistics, supply-chain management, traffic management, transportation safety and/or related transportation industry operations and services.
TRENZA Scholarship TRENZA Scholarship
c/o Amairani Juarez
2320 Hughes Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
CA $500 www.trenza.org Applicants must be a Chicana/Latina attending a California high school. Must plan to attend a two year, four-year, or technical college in the Fall, and have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Scholarship Coordinator
Tylenol Undergraduate Scholarship 1505 Riverview Road
PO Box 88
St. Peter, MN 56082
any $10000 www.scholarship.tylenol.com Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an eligible institution. Must be able to provide proof of enrollment in a public health/health education program, medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree program. Must have one or more years of school remaining.
United Agribusiness League/ United Agricultural Benefit Trust Scholarship Program UAL/UABT Scholarship Program United Agribusiness League
54 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
any 800-223-4590 www.ual.org Applicants must be affiliated with UAL or UABT, either through a member or an employee of a member. This scholarship is open to any major of study. Applicant must be presently enrolled at an accredited college or university. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.
Waiver for Students from Mexico Enrolled in Graduate Degree Programs in Public Health Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
MX 512-427-6101 tuition waiver www.collegefortexans.com Applicants must be residents of Mexico; demonstrate financial need; and enroll in a graduate degree program in public health conducted by a public university or health-related institution in a county immediately adjacent to Mexico. Non-immigrant aliens living in Texas who are citizens of Mexico are eligible for this program.
Western Union Foundation's Family Scholarship Program Western Union Family Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005
any 202-686-8652 $5000 foundation.westernunion.com All applicants must be age 18 or older. Applicants must have been in the United States for 7 years or less. Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States. Both applicants must be living in the United States currently. Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy.
William Hernandez Memorial Scholarship California State University – Fullerton 800 N. State College Blvd.
University Hall 143
Fullerton, CA 92831
CA 657-278-2484 $1000 www.fullerton.edu Applicants must be current or former CSUF full-time EOP students. Undergraduate students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Graduate students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. All applicants must show active involvement in community and/or student activities.
Wise Up! Scholarship Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Wise Up! Scholarship
Attn: Jacqueline Amparo
2533 W. 3rd Street, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
CA 213-353-1333 $500 www.chirla.org Must be a high school senior in Los Angeles County. Must come from an immigrant family. Must demonstrate financial need. Must demonstrate participation and/or activism on immigrant rights issues and/or other progressive social justice causes. Must enroll in one of several approved colleges in California. Must have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A.
Wonders of Plastics Essay Contest Society of Plastics Engineers
13 Church Hill Rd
Newtown, CT 06470
any 203-775-0471 $1000 www.4spe.org Open to all junior high and high school students. The essay must be submitted to the local section, be sponsored by a teacher, and meet certain requirements.
Youth Opportunities Foundation Scholarship Youth Opportunities Foundation
PO Box 45762
Los Angeles, CA 90045
CA 310-670-7664 www.youthopportunityfoundation.org Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with an exceptional high school career. Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a SAT score of at least 1100. Applicants must be California residents planning to attend college.