Undocumented/Immigrant Students


The E4FC Scholarship Lists and Guides is a carefully researched list from Educators for Fair Consideration containing up-to-date information about scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate immigrant students that don't have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency, as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.  (The lists and information can also be valuable to international students.) This resource is revised annually.

Additional National Scholarship Lists

Resource list from Arizona to provide college scholarships to all students, regardless of immigration status.

Harvard University’s Act on a Dream Scholarship List
This is an excellent list of scholarships available to immigrant students nationwide.

United We Dream
Ten scholarship resources open for undocumented students.

10,000 Degrees
Offers scholarships for undocumented students and lists others.

Pre-Health Dreamers
A scholarship list for health-related graduate programs.

MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide
This is an extensive list of scholarships that may not inquire about immigration status or require a valid social security number. Check with individual scholarships for eligibility criteria.

Selected Funding Opportunities Open to Non-U.S. Citizens
This is a unique list of scholarships for non-U.S. citizens of diverse ethnicities. Includes scholarships that fund undergraduate and graduate work in the U.S. and abroad.

Searchable Database of Merit Aid at Colleges

Make sure to contact colleges individually to find out their policies about awarding merit scholarships to non-resident immigrant students.

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s List (for U.S. and Non-U.S. citizens)
This 50-page list includes scholarships available to  U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Scholarships are categorized by deadline and indicate whether citizenship is a requirement. From 2008, though, so double check the information and dates.