Undocu-Success Center



Immigrants Rising

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.

The database of scholarships and fellowships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship for you! The list has general application eligibility requirements, including education level, region/state, and immigration status (e.g. DACA, TPS, in-state tuition eligibility). Only opportunities with due dates within the next 180 days are shown in the list. Please refer to the webpage linked under “Click to Apply” for the comprehensive eligibility and application requirements.


For questions please contact Immigrants Rising at (Contact Us


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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.


Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.


MALDEF- Scholarship resource guide.

Students will need to contact the organization directly using the provided information. MALDEF is not a direct provider of the scholarships on this list. The list is continually being updated with opportunities. Many of the listed scholarships can be processed without an SSN. 

If a scholarship required an SSN, the student is recommended to ask if it is possible to submit an ITIN instead. ITIN Guide

United We Dream 

Scholarships for undocumented students and DACA recipients. The database provides a list of scholarships and fellowships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship. Please refer o the webpage linked for comprehensive eligibility and application requirements. The list is continually being updated with opportunities.

The Dream U.S 

The Dream U.S. provides scholarships to undocumented students to help them pay for their college tuition. This organization offers two scholarships. The National Scholarship is for current high school seniors, high school graduates, or current or previously enrolled college/university students. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Your eligibility for both is based on where you live.


Please note that TheDreamU.S does not offer scholarships to undocumented students in California.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

SVCF administers scholarship programs for high school seniors, college and graduate students, re-entry students, and vocational and technical school students.