Scholarships available to undocumented and DACA students

Nebraska has long benefitted from the hard work and leadership of Nebraskans from all backgrounds. Ensuring more young Nebraskans have the opportunity to further their education means our communities will be able to receive contributions from young people who grew up calling Nebraska home.

There are a number of scholarship opportunities that are available to young Nebraskans regardless of their immigration status. Please see a list below and pass them on to young Nebraskans with college aspirations.

Remember, these scholarships are available each year, so if an application deadline already has passed, they can be applied for again next year!

Scholarships that Undocumented and DACA Students may also apply for

December deadlines

  • Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship For Young Hispanic Leaders
    • Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship is for students who have at least one parent of Hispanic descent. This scholarship grants scholarships of $500 and $1000. For further information click here.  

January deadlines

February deadlines

  • Susan T. Buffett Foundation (Nebraska)
    • Susan Buffett Scholarship is a scholarship which covers tuition, books, and fees for five years of your higher education. This scholarship does not ask for immigration status, so anyone can apply.  
  • Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE)
    • CORE is awarding scholarships of $500 each to undocumented high school students who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

March deadlines

April deadlines

    • The Davis-Putter Scholarship is for students who are active in movements for social and/or economic justice. This scholarship grants 30 awards ranging between $1,000- $10,000..

October deadline

More Resources

The Educators For Fair Consideration website has a database that breaks scholarships down into categories and has tips on how to fill out an application and how share your story in a personal statement. Additionally, Education Quest offers great resources on their website that will help students with the scholarship process. Finally, My (UN)Documented Life offers up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants, such as scholarships, internship opportunities, and more.

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