Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 12, 2022
Candidates must be a graduating, minority high school senior willing to present evidence of financial need and who demonstrate both a record of academic excellence and leadership potential as well as a dedication to community service. Student must also be a United States citizen who plans to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university.
Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2022
Applicants must be current high school seniors with excellent academic achievement, especially in the sciences. Students must also hold both educational and career goals in engineering/science and exemplify financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is also required in order to qualify for this scholarship.
Fontana Transport INC. Scholars Program
Deadline: March 14, 2022
Candidates must be underrepresented first-generation high school seniors who need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community, and themselves. The student applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen, but a minimum 3.5 weighted GPA is required. Graduating high school seniors must also be planning to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree in the United States at any 4 year accredited university by fall 2022 and plan to study in any of the following concentrations:
- Transportation Management
- Engineering ( Any field of engineering)
- Environmental Design
- Spanish Language/Literature
Award: $1,500 – $2,500
Deadline: June 30, 2022
CACESF’s scholarship contest is open to current high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a California high school and will be attending an accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of graduation.
ERO Eco Scholarship
Deadline: Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis
Qualified applicants must be students who will be accepted to a two or four-year higher education institution planning to major in an environmental studies program at an accredited California College or University. A minimum high school GPA of 3.25 (based on a scale of 4.0) is required as well as the completion of at least one high school science class in addition to the minimum required for graduation. Applicants must also be a United States Citizen and currently be residing in California.
LEAGUE Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship
Due: April 15, 2022
Academic: Highschool Senior
Description: Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded 195 college scholarships totaling $423,500 to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) graduating US High School Students and or US Military Base High School students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US junior college, four year college, or university.
Out to Innovate Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Stem Students
Due: June 4, 2022 (Application opens April 1, 2022)
Award: (1st Place Winner) $5,000 & (2nd Place Winner) $2,500
Academic: Completed minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education, Declared STEM major
Description: The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers.
Due: January 18th, 2022
Award: “Last Provider” Basis → “…fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other [funds]”
Academic: Enrolled or Intend to enroll into a U.S. accredited college or university
Description: Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.
Due: January 31, 2022
Academic: High school senior, Transfer student, Medical student
Description: eQuality is the joint effort of a group of individuals and organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area (see list on Home page). It began in 1989 as a scholarship program by Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s lesbian and gay employee group, now PG&E PrideNetwork. The following year, the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian Educators joined the effort. Additional members have joined eQuality over the years, and more are always welcome.
Due: January 7, 2022
Academic: Pursuing Post-secondary education in the 2022-2023 school year
Region: Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington)
Description: Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ student leaders across the Northwest. Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we’ve awarded more than $7 million to more than 2,200 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Paying for college is expensive as is, but even more challenging when you are an undocumented student. Even though the undocumented community is not eligible for government-issued financial aid assistance, there are still various resources available including scholarships. Scholarships are ideal for all students because it is money that does not have to be paid back and awarded to students on their own merit. Below are just a few opportunities available to high school students looking for financial assistance to college.
A great resource when researching scholarships for undocumented students is the Immigrants Rising non-profit. They aim to provide a safe space for resources for undocumented students. A great scholarship serving students from the Los Angeles area is The Andres y Maria Cardenas Family Foundation Scholarship they are awarding students up to $3,000 to be eligible students must be under AB 540. Another scholarship offered to Angelinos is the SALEF Scholarship Fund to Salvadoran or Latinx students who attend high school within the city of Los Angeles, and students are eligible for up to $2,000.
Yet another great resource when researching scholarships for undocumented students is the scholarships.com website which offers a variety of different scholarships. The scholarships found on the scholarships.com page are so diverse there is an opportunity waiting for every student. Some scholarships include the PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship which encompasses Hispanic students who are looking to pursue higher education in the Arizona and California Central Valley. Another scholarship is the California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund with an award of 2,500. This scholarship is awarded to high school students from the Orange County area looking to pursue higher education. Students must be under the Dream Act/ SB540 act.
Students can also turn to the get schooled website which has over 50 scholarships for DACA students. Some of those scholarships include The Dream US Opportunity Scholarship for first-time college students offering up to $80,000 for student expenses. Another scholarship available is The Dream US National Scholarship which is open to both high school students and community college graduates. Students can be awarded up to $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for those pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The Mexican-American Dream Scholarship is a scholarship offered to immigrant students or children of immigrants and Dream Act/AB 540 recipients looking to pursue higher education.
Students should never feel discouraged about applying for college because of financial restraints. Students should not let their citizen status determine their ability to pay for college. The Let’s Go Team is here to guide and provide resources to students to help aid them throughout their college experience.