2017 Support Creativity Scholarship (05/01/2017)

Support Creativity

The Support Creativity Scholarship is for creative and passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, and artists who want to develop their skills at a college or graduate school in the New York Tri-state area.


  • Must be a passionate creative student.
  • Attend a college or graduate school in the New York Tri-state area in the fall of 2017.
  • Major in any creative field.
  • Submit application, including the project and essay online.
  • Undocumented students can apply. 

The Project

  • Design a creative piece of work in any medium that demonstrates your passion for your specific creative field (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.).

The Essay

  • Submit an essay that explains your piece of work. Additionally, please make sure to explain why you believe you should receive this scholarship and if you are going through any financial hardship. There is no length requirement. 

To learn more information or to access the application, click HERE

CUNY Becas 2017 (2/28/2017)


The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who have little or no access to other funding sources. CUNY Becas does not discriminate based on immigration status so undocumented students can encouraged to apply. The scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6,330.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to service in the Mexican community.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent transcript, can be an unofficial student copy
  • Two short essays of one-page max each
    • a personal statement with attention to your community service within the Mexican community
    • a financial statement that explains why you would benefit from being awarded CUNY Becas. If applicable, discuss any unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • A letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Click HERE to learn more information about CUNY Becas or to access the application.


Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students


My (Un)Documented Life is a blog whose mission is to post up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and to provide a sense of community to their diverse group of readers.

My (Un)Documented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, ways for navigating the educational systems, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more information.

Opportunities showcased on the blog with upcoming deadlines includes the UCLA Law School Fellows Program, for those who are pursuing top law programs and legal careers, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, for those who will be transferring to 4-year colleges, and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, for those who are pursuing graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.

To view other opportunities posted on the My (Un)Documented Life blog click HERE.

New York State Youth Leadership Council Awards Program AND Queens College Dream Team Scholarship (11/4/16)


The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) is an undocumented youth led organization that believes education is a right. The organization created the NYSYLC Awards Program because they understand the challenges students face when applying for post-secondary education.

The NYSYLC Awards Program aims to support immigrant youth, regardless of their immigration status, advance themselves and their communities, pursue their higher education dreams and continue to contribute to our society in the manner of their choosing.

The NYSYLC is also hosting the Queens College Dream Team Scholarship with the Queens College Dream Team, a club organization that provides safespace for undocumented students and allies, to support a current or incoming Queens College student.

NYSYLC Awards Program Eligibility:

  • Residing in NYC and attending or planning to attend a NY school
  • Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend college in the Spring
    • OR current undergraduate student
  • Be actively engaged, or wishes to be engaged, in social justice causes
  • Be recommended by an educator, peer, community member, or religious leader
  • Be able to volunteer 10 hours with the NYSYLC
  • Be able to attend an awards ceremony in NYC (details TBD).

Queens College Dream Team Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend Queens College in the Spring
    • OR current Freshman, Sophomore, Junior in Queens College
  • Be able to volunteer 25 hours with the Queens Colege Dream Team
  • Be interested in immigration issues

Students interested in either scholarship must submit an application consisting of the following:

  • Statement of financial need
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Scholarship entry essay

The application can be found HERE. Applications must be emailed/postmarked/delivered by November 4th, 2016. 


The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans awards thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing any graduate school in the U.S. with up to $20,000 per year for one to two years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of parents who were not U.S. citizens at the time of their births; someone born outside the U.S. and adopted by U.S. citizens; a DACA recipient
  • You must be a college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree
  • You must not be beyond your second year in the graduate program for which you request support
  • You must not yet be 31 years old, as of the November 1 application deadline


The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

For more information on the Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans and how to apply click HERE

Google Lime Scholarship Program


Google is dedicated to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and network retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to each student based on their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. The reward includes $10,000 for students studying in the U.S. and $5,000 for those studying in Canada- based on tuition costs!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in Canada or the U.S.
  • The scholarship is open to international students studying in the U.S. or Canada and undocumented students are eligible to apply as well
  • You must be a full time student in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • You must be pursuing a degree in a technical field (ex: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software engineering)
  • You must be a student with a visible or invisible disability
  • You must demonstrate leadership and commitment to and passion for technology

Application Requirements:

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unofficial transcripts
  • Three essays – this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2016

For more information on the Google Lime Scholarship Program and how to apply click HERE

The Levin ‐ Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQ Immigrants (07/05/16)


The Kevin-Goffe scholarship is awarded to those who identify as LGBTQ and an immigrant. Facing social stigma and rising college education costs, the Kevin-Goffe scholarships aims to provide financial support for their higher education. If you fulfill the following eligibility requirements, you are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • who self-identifies as an immigrant*
  • who self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex
  • who does not have a criminal record in the United States
  • who can prove full-time enrollment in a New York City nonprofit college or university
  • whose annual tuition does not exceed $12,500
  • who has successfully completed at least one academic year or is at least a rising sophomore
  • who has and maintains an excellent academic record (3.25+ GPA)

*Defined as a foreign-born U.S. resident not having a documented permanent residential status.

To access the application, click 2016-Levin-Goffe-FINAL-application

For more information on other available scholarships for LGBTQ students, click HERE