Undocumented Scholars Award

The Undocumented Scholars Award (made possible by the First Gen Next Gen Fund) was established in 2016 through student advocacy and a consortium of donors in order to provide educational programming, scholarships—known as the Undocumented Scholars Awards—and emergency assistance for first-generation college students, including students whose immigration status might otherwise hinder them from accessing higher education. Awards may be based on merit as well as financial need. Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA for the semester prior (ex.: for spring 2021, students will need a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the close of the Fall 2020 semester.). Both in-state and out-of-state students may qualify, as may both documented and undocumented immigrant students, regardless of their Visa, DACA, and TPS status.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Please share how your undocumented, DACA, or TPS status has impacted access to funding for your education? (500-word limit)
  2. How will the scholarship help you? Please share specific examples of how you course materials, books, etc. (200-word limit)
  3. Please enter the requested scholarship amount (based on your anticipated need) for Fall 2021. (100-word limit)
  4. Please list your activities beyond class and studying (organizational involvement, volunteering, tutoring, work, care for family, activism, etc.)(Limit 500 words)