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International Financial Aid Scholarship Search

Link to Scholarship and Funding Database for International and U.S students


Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Grants Database

Grants for Immigrant and Gay and Lesbian Rights and Education Equity

Golden Door Scholars

Status doesn’t determine opportunity. Tenacity and hard work do. With our scholarship, undocumented students invest in their education and define their future. 

Eligibility Criteria: current high school students or recent graduates, currently enrolled undergraduates, and transfer students, DACA, TPS, or meet the immigration eligibility criteria, High GPA, be applying for a variety of scholarships, be driven to excel and help others succeed.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Hispanic heritage, US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), high school students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and undergraduate and graduate students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)

Immigrants Rising Scholarship List

Database of Scholarship options for undocumented students


The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.

My Undocumented Life

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

Questbridge College Match Program 

The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, regardless of citizenship, currently attending a high school in the United States. Only some of our college partners will consider non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents for admission and full scholarships. For the most up-to-date information, see Additional Citizenship Requirements.

Scholarship America: Dream Award 

Students who receive the Dream Award have completed at least their first year of their college education, have a significant financial need, and have overcome obstacles through sheer determination. They must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

The Dream. US (National Scholarship) 

For high school or community college graduates: Need to have DACA or TPS or meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria and qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. We also offer an online college option.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship 

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Students do not need to be U.S. citizens however; they must reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and attend high school in the United States. 

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

Since May 1982, USHLI has worked to empower the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups by promoting education, servant leadership development, civic engagement, and research.

New England Scholarships

New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Full-time or part-time college student (undergraduate or graduate) studying in an accredited academic program leading to a degree; residing either in New England or enrolled in a college in New England. Must demonstrate an interest in a career in the employee benefits field through either course of study or work experience.

NEHE tuition Break Program 

NEBHE’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Programs (RSP), enables thousands of New England permanent residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount.

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships  

The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education, leadership and service in the community. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. Student must be a high school senior during the current school year and legally reside in regions listed on the Foundation’s website.

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have completed first year of college, be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in the United States, be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or greater), be seeking a bachelor degree, and demonstrate financial need. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to promote diversity.

Timothy S. & Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship

The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Bigelow family to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. Applicants must be seniors in a two-year course and have finished the first year, juniors in a four-year course and have finished the first two years or be graduate students. Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and graduate students a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. Preference will be given to applicants who have financial need and who plan to work in the nursery industry after graduation, including starting a business.

Rhode Island Foundation - Bannister Fund Grants

The Bannister House and the Black Philanthropy Initiative support Rhode Island's Black community.

Carter Roger Williams Scholarship

Our intent is to help support enrollment at a college or university that may have otherwise out of reach of the student and his/her family. The scholarship provides sponsorships up to $20,000 per student yearly and are renewable for up to three consecutive years following the first award, with proof of continued financial need and academic good standing. Eligibility Criteria: Students must be graduating RI high school seniors and residents, and accepted by an accredited post-secondary institution, by the date of award.

Scholarships for African-American Students

UNCF - UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, they award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country.

African American Student Scholarship List

UNCF STEM Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria: The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is open to African-American high school seniors who are taking college-level courses and first time first-year college students. Students must be planning to major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Students must be U.S Citizens, U.S. national or permanent residents. Scholarships are up to $2,500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores, up to $5,000 for juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year.

Boule Foundation Scholarship

The Boule' Foundation in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund will provide annual $4,000 merit-based scholarships to entering college freshmen students of African American descent attending four-year, accredited, non-profit degree granting colleges and universities of their choice. Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, a resident of London, England, or a citizen of the Bahamas and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Scholarships for Women

The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women

The Science Ambassador Scholarship
A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. You do need to attend college (or plan to attend college) in the United States. The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.

Scholarships for African-American Women/Girls

Anita Young Boswell Scholarship – National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.

Eligibility Criteria: Students must be African American undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Selection is based on academic accomplishments as well as involvement in school and community activities and an essay.

Julianne Malveaux Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Scholarship for African-American women who are college sophomores or juniors enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicants must be majoring in journalism, economics, or a related field. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship – National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be African-American, U.S. Citizens, full-time freshman student in a four-year or two-year college.

UNCF Essence Scholars Program

Annual awards for African American, female sophomore or junior undergraduate students enrolled in a UNCF member college or university, Hampton University or Howard University. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need. Students must file the FAFSA. Due date, number of awards and award amount may vary.

Scholarships for Asian Women/Girls

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program

Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $5,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students who are citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents of the United States or citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau.

Asian Woman in Business (AWIB) Scholarship

The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Scholarships/Resources for Hispanic Women

Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships form the cornerstone of the Chicana Latina Foundation. We award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 30-40 powerful Latina students each year.

Chicana Latina Foundation

Resources database:

The HACU Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements.

Scholarships for Native American Women

Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarships

Applicants must be enrolled with his or her respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska.

Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited, graduate-level U.S. healthcare program, be African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian), Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander, have proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter.

Page last updated: February 04, 2020