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Undocumented Students

National scholarships and fellowships that receive US federal funding (e.g. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships) will typically require US citizenship.  Other national scholarship and fellowship foundations (e.g. the Marshall Scholarships) may have US citizenship as part of their mission or eligibility requirements, although many foundations extend their eligiblity to permanent residents, DACA students, or to undocumented students more broadly. 

ONSF is committed to providing inclusive opportunities for all of our U-M students.  On each scholarship or fellowship page on the ONSF website you'll find the citizenship eligibility highlighted.  Below you will find links to a selection of options for undocumented students.  You may also wish to consult the page for international students since many of those programs tend to have broader citizenship criteria.  Broader support resources can be found at

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers

The Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers is for currently enrolled students (undergrad or grad) that have demonstrated an interest in pursuing further development of their arts-related talent.  Awarded amount: $2,500.

BMI Student Composer Award

Co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, awards totaling $20,000 are determined annually for vocal, instrucmental, and/or electronic compositions submitted by students of classical music.  Applicants must currently be studying music -- either in an educational institution or privately.  Additionally, applicants must be under the age of 28 and citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere.

Byron Hanke

The Byron Hanke Fellowship is for graduate students that are working on topics related to community organizations.  Award amount: $2,000 to $5,000. 

Chicano Oraganizing & Research in Education

The Chicano Organizing & Research in Education -- Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship is awarded to high school graduates who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.  Applicants must be undocumented students.  Arded amount: $500. 

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is available for student activists who are organizing for social change and building progressive movements on campus and in community. Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student; citizenship is not a consideration.  Awarded amount: $8,000.  

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders provides $1,000 to students attending a four-year college and $500 for students attending two-year schools.  This award seeks to recognize & assist young Hispanic students with potential to become leaders in society and business.  At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.    

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics is awarded to full-time college juniors and seniors attending U.S. colleges or universities.  International and non-U.S. citizen students are eligible to apply.  Awarded amount: $500 to $5,000.  

Golden Door Scholars

Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students and scholarships for undocumented students. Students may be high school seniors or recent graduates.  Preference will be given to high school graduates from states that require undocumented students to pay out-of-state tuition.

Google Lime Scholarship Program

The Google Lime Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada).  For additional information on the application process and full list of eligibility requirements, please visit their website.

La Unidad Latina

La Unidad Latina Foundation provides financial support to undergraduate and graduate students that currently reside in the U.S. 

MALDEF Dream Act

The MALDEF Dream Act Student Activist Dream Scholarship Program is offered to college and graduate students that have a demonstrated record of activism around immigrant rights and/or active in the Dreamer movement.  Awarded amount: $5,000.  

MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program is awarded to law school students that have a record of service to the Latino community.  Awarded amount: $1,000 to $5,000.

Mexican American Dream Scholarship

Each year in the fall, COFEM invites AB-540/DACA students, or students who are members of a COFEM-affiliated federation or club, to apply for its scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a four-year accredited University or a two-year program at a Community College. Through a fundraising and matching collaborative, this scholarship program seeks to award scholarships of $500 to Community College students and $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities.​  Recipients of AB540 and DACA students are strongly encouraged to apply.