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 2.00 GPA for the semester prior (ex.: for Spring 2024, students will need a cumulative 2.00 GPA at the close of the Spring 2024 semester). Both in-state and out-of-state students may qualify, as may both documented and undocumented immigrant students, regardless of their Visa, DACA, TPS, asylum seekers, and pending refugee status.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please share how your current immigration status (undocumented, DACA, TPS or pending status) has impacted access to funding for your education. Moreover, can you please share how will Undocumented Scholars Award will help you directly (tuition, fees, books, course materials, etc.). Limit your response to 600 words.
  2. Please enter the requested scholarship amount (based on your anticipated need) for Spring 2024 (100-word limit).