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Scholarships for Undocumented


U Scholarships

Scholarships for Undocumented Students
College-bound students who are not citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States are not eligible for State of federal financial assistance because of their immigration status.  In addition, they are generally classified as international students and therefore are required to pay higher tuition and fees.  However, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has compiled a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.  The list is available on MALDEF's website at or by calling (213) 629-2512.

Scholarship Listing and Search Engines
Absolutely Scholarships –
Affinity Plus Foundation –
A.I. of C.E. Minority Scholarship Award – American Institute of Chemical Engineers; 3 Park Avenue; New York, NY 10016
American Association of Hispanic Accountants Scholarship Committee – 100 N. Main St.; PMB 406; San Antonio TX
Aspira Association, Inc. -
Dorothy Vandercook Peach Scholarship Grandmothers for Peace International Scholarship – 9444 Medstead Way; Elk Grove, CA 95758-1067
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities –
Hispanic Outlook Scholarship Fund –
Hispanic Scholarship com –
Hispanic Scholarship fund –
College Board –
College Connection Scholarship
Commission Femenil Scholarship – Attn: Ann Gonzalez; PO Box 86013; Los Angeles, CA 90031
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute – –
Justicia en Diversidad –
Latin American Professional Women's Education – PO Box 31532; Los Angeles, CA 90031
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) –
Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship – Geneseo Migrant Center; PO Box 549; Geneseo, NY 14553
NAHP Presidential Classroom Scholars
National High School Essay Contest – 1501 16th St. NW; Washington, DC 20036; Telephone number 202-387-2477
National Peace Essay Contest –
Nursing Scholarships for Ethnic People of Color – 555 W. 57th St.; New York 10013
Organic Way to Grow Essay Contest –
PAACO Hispanic Student Athletic Scholarship – 5715 North Freeway; Houston, TX 77076;  Telephone number 713-697-7600
Papa John's Scholarship –
Ruben Salazar Scholarship – National Association of Hispanic Journalists; Scholarship Committee; 1000 National Press Bldg.; Washington, DC 20045
SAMMY Award –
Society of Exploration Geophysics Found. – PO Box 702740; Tulsa, OK 74170
Stephen Phillip Memorial Scholarship – PO Box 871; Salem, MA  Telephone number 978-744-2111
The Ana Maria Arias Scholarship – Attn: Alma Rojas; 1725 K. St. NW, Suite 501; Washington, DC 20006
Tylenol Undergraduate Scholarship –
Upward Bound U.S. - Department of Education Scholarship Coordinator Federal Student Aid; PO Box 84; Washington, DC 20044

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V Scholarships

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W Scholarships

World Studio Foundation Scholarships
This program is for students whose major or principal area of study is advertising, architecture, environmental graphics, fashion design, filmmaking, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, interior design, or landscape architecture. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, recommendations, and references. Students must show exceptional promise in your chosen field, have an interest in using their profession to give back to society, and be prepared to examine issues of cultural identity in submitted work. Applications from current high school seniors to graduate students are accepted.  Send requests for application materials to:

World Studio Foundation Scholarships
225 Varick Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-1317
Amount: $500 to $2,500
Deadline: April 27, Annually

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X Scholarships

Xerox Corporation
This program is for minority undergraduate and graduate students studying chemistry, engineering, information management, physics, and material science.  Applications may be obtained by writing to:

Technical Minority Scholarship Fund
800 Phillips Road, 205-99E
Webster, NY 14580
Amount: up to $4,000 (undergraduate); up to $5,000 graduate
Deadline: September 15, Annually