Undocumented Students

There are many options available for Undocumented students to pay for and attend college. Students who qualify should apply for the California Dream Act.  If you are unsure of your eligibility you can find more information at the California Student Aid website or call 10,000 Degrees at 415-451-4011.

The two scholarships available for undocumented students and administered by 10,000 Degrees are:

Additional resources for scholarships can be found at www.e4fc.org.

Other scholarships to consider are:

Scholarship Name Website Amount Deadline Other info
Alvin Cox Memorial Scholarship Website $750 12/17/13 Write an essay on why you want to attend college
Humane Studies Fellowship Website $2,000-$12,000 12/31/13 For college juniors and seniors
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Ccontest Website $500 – $5,000 1/8/13 Must be a college junior or senior and write an essay about the importance of Ethics.
Discover Scholarship Program Website $40,000 1/31/13 Students must have a 2.75 GPA and show community service work
Princeton Prize in Race Relations Website $1,000 1/31/13 Students much show how they had a positive impact in race relations. Need ITIN number
California Association of Collectors Website $1,500 – 2,500 2/1/13 Students must write an essay about the importance of maintaining good credit
Point Foundation Website 2/10/13 Students must demonstrate leadership in or ally of LGBTQ issues
Scholarship America – Best Buy Scholarship Website $1,500 2/15/13 Available to high school students, who are active in their communities and excel in academics.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Website $100 – $5,000 2/26/13 Writing & art contest for 7 – 12th graders
Chicano Organizing and Research in Education Website $500-$1,000 2/26/13 Only for undocumented of Chicano/Latino descent; Essay and letter of recommendation required
Kaiser permanente Asian Association Scholarship Website $2,000 February Students must be of Asian descent and live in a Nor Cal Kaiser Service Area
Memorial Peace Scholarship Program Website $250-$500 3/1/13 Must write an autobiography about how your activities relate to peace
Orphan Foundation of America Website $1,000 March Students must have been in foster care system
Davis Putter Scholarship Fund Website up to $6,000 4/1/13 Students must demonstrate participation in expanding civil rights
Fountainhead Essay Contest (11th & 12th grade) Website $50 – $10,000 4/25/13 Essay Contest for 11th & 12th Grade students
SALEF Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund Website $500-$2,500 6/30/13 Students must be of Central American descent or other Latino
Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges & Universities Website Varies June Students must demonstrate financial need and attend a HACU membership
Univision Exito Escolar Scholarship Website $500-$2,500 June Student must be must be Latino and reside in the Bay Area
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest (College & 12th Grade) Website $50 – $10,000 9/17/13 Essay Contest for High School Seniors and College Students
Geneseo Migrant Farmwoker Scholarships Website Varies Varies A variety of scholarships for migrant students
A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship Website $1,500 Check site for update Candidate must demonstrate they are working towards creating peace and tolerance for others
Comcast Leaders and Achiever Scholars Website $1,000 Check Back Students must have a 2.8 GPA and commitment to community service
PG&E Filipino Employees Association Website $1,000 – $5,000 Check Back Student must live in PG&E territory
La Unidad Latino Foundation, Inc. Website $250-$1000 2/15/13 Students should be Latino and enrolled in college. They must have a GPA between 2.8-3.6
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders Website $500 – 1,000 Check Back Winner must attend USHLI conference
Local Scholarships Website Amount Deadline Other Info
10,000 Degrees Undergrad Scholarship Website $1,000-$5,000 3/2/13 Students must be Marin Co. residents and show financial need
SF State Alumni Association Scholarships Website Varies Early April For SF State senior or masters student. Must have a 3.25 GPA.
Diana T.Y. Chung Memorial Scholarship for International Students Website $500 Late September SF Stae student with F-1 or J-1 Student Status
College of Marin Foundation Website Varies Varies For COM Students – GPA of 2.75
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Website Varies Varies SRJC students
Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Website $1,500 Check Back Scholarship is for a Chicana/Latina students who reside in northern California
Good Tidings Community Service Scholarships Website $5,000 Check Back Student must demonstrate service to the community
Major Based Website Amount Deadline Other Info
Microsoft Minority Scholarship Website full or partial tuition 2/1/13 Student must persue Compuer Science with a 3.0 GPA
Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship Website $500-$2,000 4/2/13 Student must study journalism
HENAAC Graduate and Undergraduate Student Leadership Award Website $500-$5,000 April Various awards for studying engineering ad math. Most require citizenship but a few do not
AAJA General Scholarship Award Website Varies Check Back Several scholarships for students interested in journalism
Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology Website $1,000-$3,000 Check Back For students inteested in science and technology fields
American Institute of Architects Minority/Disadvantaged Program Website $500-$2,500 Check Back Students must study architecture
California Teachers Association Website $500-$5,000 Varies Various awards, for students pursuing teaching
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Website $5,000 Check Back Students demonstrate service to LGBTQ community
National Association of Hispanic Journalist Website $1,000-$5,000 Check Back Various scholarships for students interestd in journalism
Latino Medical Student Association Website Varies For students interested in pursuing medicine – MCAT fees, app fees