- The Peralta Colleges Foundation provides a list of scholarships available to students of Berkeley City College, Laney, Merritt, and Alameda. In order for students to apply for a scholarship, they need to create an account online. The foundation provides guidance about the application process online and hosts workshops in person.
- TheDream.US offers various scholarships to undocumented students without requiring DACA, TPS, or any other status. Their mission is to help undocumented students reach their full potential by providing financial support. For more information about their requirements, please click here.
- The Dreamers Roadmap is an app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. Download the mobile app and search for scholarships!
- Immigrants Rising provides a downloadable list of scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. The list of scholarships are specifically for undergraduate students. Please visit Immigrants Rising Undergraduate scholarships
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Stilt extends private loans to immigrants with DACA and certain types of visas. The application does not require a SSN or a cosigner. For more information on eligibility, Click here
The California DREAM Loan Program provides eligible undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with the option to borrow loans to help cover the cost of attending UC. Each UC campus determines the amount a student can borrow based on available funding and number of eligible students. The maximum amount of a loan is capped at $4,000 each year, per student – but again, this is dependent on program funding. Please visit the UC Admissions page for more information.
a company geared toward providing loans to immigrants. It doesn’t require borrowers to have an SSN or a cosigner.
The California DREAM Loan Program provides eligible undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with the option to borrow loans to help cover the cost of attending UC.
Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Latino Students
It’s reported that 74% of Latino students enrolled in colleges and universities in the U.S. cut their education short due to the financial pressures of supporting their families. We want to make sure all students who start college, finish college by providing scholarships directly to the students when they need it most.
Our annual national scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate Latino students awards grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 per recipient to lessen the financial burden.
Our Spring 2023 scholarship program features five $1,000 New York State regional scholarships for five students enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college or university in New York State or who have a primary address in New York but study in another state.
Additionally, we are awarding a $1,000 GLC Mateo Gomez Memorial Scholarship to an undergraduate student enrolled in a college or university anywhere in the USA with a plan to pursue a study abroad, internship or other international experience that provides exposure to Latin American culture.
Our Spring 2023 scholarship application is open from Februrary 15 to March 31, 2023.
HELPING DREAMERS, TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS AND UNDOCUMENTED LATINO COLLEGE STUDENTS
Hispanic Access Foundation’s initiative, “Our DREAMS Scholarship” (Dedicated Resources for Emergency Aid & Means for Success) provides monetary relief and educational resources to Dreamers and other partially protected (TPS) or undocumented students.
Dreamers are those whose parents brought them into the United States before their 16th birthday (and were under the age of 31 in 2012) without proper documentation. Now, Dreamers are in school, have a degree, or are serving in the military. But, the costs are steep – and we’re not just talking about just the filing fees. Even though the Supreme Court allowed DACA to continue, there are new burdens being placed on the program that create more challenges for the Dreamers.
Dreamers are part of our community, and they contribute to our country’s prosperity. Over the next 10 years, Dreamers will contribute an estimated $433 billion to the GDP, $60 billion in fiscal impact, and $12.3 billion in tax dollars directly to Social Security and Medicare if they are allowed to continue to work legally in the U.S.
As we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most vulnerable communities are people who are undocumented people. People still have bills to pay. Because our undocumented youth already have limited resources, we want to mitigate that by providing emergency aid funds.
Roberto A. Salazar Legacy Scholarship:
Hispanic Access Foundation is excited to announce the first-ever Roberto Salazar Legacy Scholarship to provide monetary assistance in the amount of $10,000 to a young undocumented student pursuing higher education. The scholarship was created this year to honor founding board member Roberto A. Salazar, his legacy and his passion for helping Latino students.
Who is eligible?
Undocumented high school students in their senior year who are pursuing a college education in 2024.
What is the purpose of the scholarship?
Hispanic Access Foundation is passionate about catapulting the Latino community into action. Our unique mission is to provide Latino leaders with the access, capacity, and the belief to create big changes. Through this scholarship, we hope to provide monetary assistance and relief to an outstanding Latino student who resonates with Hispanic Access’ core values.
What is the amount of the scholarship?
We will be awarding $10,000 to the student to use within the first year of their college education. The scholarship will be disbursed per semester/quarter.
More details on the scholarship, criteria and how to apply will be announced in September in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Each year, CLF selects 40-45 students to be part of the Leadership & Scholarship Program. As a recipient, awardees will participate in a year long program in the following ways:
- Awardees will attend all Leadership Institute sessions in August 2023 and February 2024
- Awardees will receive a scholarship of $1,500, which is split into two payments.
- Awardees will be invited to attend the Annual Award Dinner in January 2024.
- Awardees will act as CLF Ambassador for 10 hours during the 2024 Application cycle by completing outreach on their campuses
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
- Self-identify as a Chicana and/or Latina
- Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college 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
- Have lived at least two (2) years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application
- Community College and Undergraduate students must:
- Be enrolled in a full-time college student (as defined by your institution) for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.
- Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation
- If you have earned college credit but are still in high school, you are not eligible.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 college coursework
- Graduate students must:
- Be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation; or have been accepted into graduate/profession school for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 for college course work
- Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute Sessions on August 4-6th, 2023 and February 2024
- Commit to attending the CLF Annual Awards Dinner on January 2024
- Commit to volunteering 10 hours as a CLF ambassador before March 2024
- Past CLF awardees may re-apply four years after receiving our scholarship. Please contact Angela Ortiz for any clarifying questions.
Supporting Documents Needed
- Current college transcripts of all colleges you have attended as you are completing your current degree (can be unofficial)
- One letter of recommendation is required. It can be from a professor/counselor (past or present) or community member, who can speak to your community/civic involvement, leadership qualities, academic achievement, and personal characteristics
- Graduate students must also include a Resume or CV (curriculum vitae a written overview of person’s experience and other qualifications)
For any questions contact Angela Ortiz, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
HSF Scholar Benefits
As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.
- Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
- HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
- Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
- HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
- Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and career opportunities
- Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and are awarded directly to students
Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $500 – $5,000, based on relative need.
Must be of Hispanic heritage
U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2023-2024 academic year
Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
About the Nike HSI Scholarship Program
The Nike HSI Scholarship Program is designed to empower young leaders who currently attend a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).
An HSI is an institution of higher education with an undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. Please reference the latest US Department of Education NCES list to confirm if an institution is designated as an HSI.
Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $10,000, based on demonstrated financial need.
- Must be of Hispanic heritage
- Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
- Currently enrolled full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university that is officially designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) – as defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965. For more information, visit the US Department of Education NCES list.
- No documents are required for the successful submission of Phase I. In October, students selected to proceed in the application process will be required to submit their undergraduate transcript(s), financial aid award letter, and enrollment verification form.
- Students who are first-year undergraduates, and who do not have undergraduate grades for summer/fall 2023, must submit their high school transcript in October, if they proceed in the application process. Students who submit a high school transcript must have obtained a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).