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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) have 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

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  • 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,
  • Dorothy Vandercook Peach Scholarship Grandmothers for Peace International Scholarship
    9444 Medstead Way
    Elk Grove, CA 95758-1067
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and
  • Hispanic Outlook Scholarship
  • Hispanic Scholarship
  • Hispanic Scholarship
  • College
  • College Connection
  • Commission Femenil Scholarship
    Attn: Ann Gonzalez;
    PO Box 86013
    Los Angeles, CA 90031
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • 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
  • National High School Essay Contest
    1501 16th St. NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Telephone: 202-387-2477
  • National Peace Essay
  • Nursing Scholarships for Ethnic People of Color
    555 W. 57th St.
    New York, NY 10013
  • Organic Way to Grow Essay
  • PAACO Hispanic Student Athletic Scholarship
    5715 North Freeway
    Houston, TX 77076
    Telephone: 713-697-7600
  • Papa John’s
  • Ruben Salazar Scholarship
    National Association of Hispanic Journalists
    Scholarship Committee
    1000 National Press Bldg.
    Washington, DC 20045
  • Society of Exploration Geophysics Foundation
    PO Box 702740
    Tulsa, OK 74170
  • Stephen Phillip Memorial Scholarship
    PO Box 871
    Salem, MA
    Telephone: 978-744-2111
  • The Ana Maria Arias Scholarship — Attn: Amy Hinojosa at 202-833-0060 or write:
    MANA, A National Latina Organization
    1146 19th St NW Suite 70
    Washington, DC 20036
    Deadline: On-going scholarship
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  • Upward Bound U.S.
    Department of Education Scholarship Coordinator Federal Student Aid
    PO Box 84
    Washington, DC 20044

House Bill 1079 (Undocumented Students) Scholarship Resources

HB 1079 information and resources can be found at

University Scholarships

Non-university scholarships

Undocumented student-friendly scholarship search sites