Applying for Scholarships

Themes/Topics: Higher Education

Geography: California, National

Audience: Educator, Undocumented Youth

Free Money To Pay for School

Scholarships are an excellent way to pay for college tuition and other expenses. Scholarships are awarded based on grades, community service, your major, class level, where you live, and more.

Invest in Yourself

If a scholarship is worth $1,000 and you spend 10 hours writing an essay and submitting your scholarship application, it can result in $100 per hour invested! Most scholarships have similar prompts, so you can rework the same essay for each application you submit. Use our Scholarship Essay Worksheet to improve your essays and ability to receive multiple awards.

Getting Started

Many scholarships do not require proof of citizenship. Use Immigrants Rising’s Scholarship Lists and additional scholarship databases to identify scholarships that you are eligible to apply. Use our Scholarship Search Chart to list the ones you are eligible for, including deadlines, and create an action plan. The more scholarships you apply for, the greater your chances to be awarded.

Immigrants Rising’s Scholarship Lists

2021 Undergraduate Scholarships 2021 Graduate Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Databases

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