Scholarships for DACA, HB 144 and Undocumented Students in Utah

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UPDATED:
February 19, 2017

JANUARY

ACLU of Utah Youth Activist Scholarship
Deadline: January 23, 2017
Requirements: Be a current Utah high school senior planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (If the GPA is less than 3.0, the applicant is still eligible but must submit an explanation for the lower GPA).  Have proof of strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism addressing such issues as equality, racial justice, free speech, religious freedom, tolerance, and privacy.
Scholarship Link: http://www.acluutah.org/resources/item/559-youth-activist-scholarship

FEBRUARY

Larry H. & Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Requirements: Open to incoming and current University of Utah undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated high school in Utah. This scholarship is renewable for up to ten semesters for new freshmen; eight semesters for sophomores; six semesters for juniors; and four semesters for seniors. To renew this award, students must qualify annually by maintaining satisfactory academic achievement and make acceptable progress toward a Bachelor’s degree and abide by the University of Utah Student Code of Conduct. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be: (a) Admitted to the University of Utah as a matriculated undergraduate student, (b) Eligible for Utah residency status for the academic year for which they are applying, (c) Able to demonstrate financial need (Read more about how to demonstrate financial need here and here, or contact the Dream Center at the University of Utah at dream@utah.edu )
Scholarship Link: https://educateutahdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/lhgmes_2017-2018-application.pdf

Jameson Family Scholarship
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Requirements: Student must have been admitted to the University of Utah as an H.B. 144 student and have completed at least one year at the University of Utah. The Jameson Family Scholarship looks for motivated students who have been involved in leadership and/or community activities, have a good academic record, have financial need, and are enrolled as full-time students at the time the award is used. Preference will also be given to (a) students who are majoring in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, (b) students who have been involved in leadership and/or community activities, (c) students who have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and (d) students who graduated from Wayne County High School, although the scholarship eligibility will not be limited to these students alone.
Instructions:
     1GO TO: http://csbs.utah.edu/students/scholarships/
     2. CLICK: “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” and follow first steps
     3. ANSWER: “Are you a United States Citizen or a legal resident?” (Undocumented students with DACA answer: “No”)
     4. ANSWER: “Did you graduate from high school in Utah?” (“Yes”)
     5. ANSWER: “You may be eligible for the Jameson Family Scholarship… Would you like to apply for this scholarship?” (“Yes”)

Dr. Amanda Perez Scholarship
Deadline: February 24, 2017
Requirements: The “Dr. Amanda Perez” Scholarship was developed in 2008 to assist high school and college freshman students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Personal qualities, financial need, academic and extracurricular achievement, and ability to attend the Annual LMSA West Regional Conference will be considered in the selection process. Dr. Amanda Perez is an alumna of LMSA-West at the Charles Drew University Chapter, where she served as Medical Student Representative. She later was in charge of the Scholarship Program when she served on the Executive Board for the Western Region. Award recipients will have the chance to meet Dr. Amanda Perez at the LMSA West conference.
Scholarship Link: https://educateutahdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/dra-perezapplication2016-17.pdf

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Deadline: February 25, 2017
Requirements: Be a current high school senior planning to enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship evaluates three key areas of evaluation:  (1) Your personal story, which takes into account financial need and other compelling challenges the applicant has had to endure; (2) extra-curricular involvement, which includes anything you do outside of class like community involvement, work, and clubs; and (3) Your academic promise, which is not limited to GPA or test scores but, more importantly, looks at your academic potential for the future.
Scholarship Link: http://www.ca-core.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/CORE_QLC_Y9_Application.339153249.pdf

MARCH

Ivory Homes Scholarship
Deadline: March 5, 2017
Requirements: Open to high school seniors and transferring students from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah (with and without DACA). Ivory Homes will offer eight $2,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year for the University of Utah. These scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated experience serving and working with the Latina/Latino community. Applicants must be entering freshmen or SLCC transfer students with preference given to first-generation students. Students transferring from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah must (1) have completed 30 credit hours or more at the time of their application, (2) have lived in Utah for three or more years, and (3) graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Links: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/ivoryhomesscholarship2017_18

Youthlinc Young Humanitarian Award
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Requirements: The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award is a $5,000 college scholarship rewarded to an altruistic young person who strives to serve the local and global community each year. One runner-up will receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Three runner-ups will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Youthlinc recognizes young people for their accomplishments in sports and academics, this is an award that celebrates outstanding humanitarian service among youth. Promoting humanitarian service among youth is the reason behind this annual tribute, sponsored in its tenth year by the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA beneficiaries; a Junior or Senior in a Utah high school or must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college or University program in the state of Utah.
Scholarship Link: http://www.youthlinc.org/programs/young-humanitarian-award/

Utah Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship
Deadline: March 17, 2017
Requirements: The Utah Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship is open to all Utah graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university, and who have successfully completed or is currently enrolled in the financial literacy course required for graduation. The Utah Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), and students who are U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: https://educateutahdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/2017-jumpstart-scholarship.pdf

#HeretoStay Undocumented Student Scholarship
Deadline: March 19, 2017
Requirements: The Somos Dreamers #HeretoStay Undocumented Student Scholarship is a private scholarship made possible by the generous donations of members of our community. The #HeretoStay scholarship grants two $1,000 tuition awards to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who will attend the University of Utah in the year 2017-2018. The award will be disbursed at the request of the student for the Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018 semesters.
Scholarship Link: http://bit.ly/heretostayscholar

The Jiffy Lube “Teen Driver” Scholarship
Deadline: March 22, 2017
Requirements: The Jiffy Lube “Teen Driver” Scholarship Program, has been created to give a unique and early opportunity for high school students to gain funding for college, or other qualified technical and/or professional programs through a scholarship award sponsored by neighborhood Jiffy Lube owners. Jiffy Lube wants to learn more about what drives these students now and where they see themselves down the road. The “Teen Driver” Scholarship opportunity is open to teen drivers enrolled in high school. The scholarship awards will not be based on a student’s GPA or other standard qualifying criteria, rather each individual will be allowed to express his/her “inner drive” and personal ambition — his/her chance to be behind the wheel. Applicants must be between 16-18; be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA beneficiaries in a Utah high school. Please visit link below for application and instructions.
Scholarship Link: http://www.yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm

Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarships
Deadline: March 30, 2017 (Applications available in January)
Requirements: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund General Scholarship is open to U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA). In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements: Applicant must be of Hispanic heritage; minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students; student must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during Fall of scholarship cycle year; complete FAFSA application online (DACA students must also fill out, but not submit – learn more by clicking here and here); and complete state DREAM Act financial aid application (if applicable; Utah does NOT have a State DREAM Act). All majors and graduate fields accepted. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000.
Scholarship Link: https://www.hsf.net/scholarships

The Lynda and Skip Scholarship
Deadline: March 2017
Requirements: Open to incoming and current University of Utah undocumented students (with or without DACA). The Lynda and Skip Scholarship awards one scholarship valued at $8500. Scholarships will be awarded in two parts ($4250 fall semester and $4250 spring semester) and will be applied directly to tuition. Excess funds may be used at the University of Utah Campus Store, or applied towards a university meal plan.
Scholarship Links: https://educateutahdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/lyndaskipscholarship-app-2016-171.doc

APRIL

Honors Graduation Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2017
Requirements: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors already accepted to a college or university, or currently enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited college or university in the U.S. with a year or more remaining in their education. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this web page (http://www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship). Employees of HonorsGradU and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadline of April 16 in order to qualify for the scholarship program.
Scholarship Link: http://honorsgradu.com/Scholarship/

The Jiffy Lube  Utah “Your Turn Behind the Wheel” Scholarship
Deadline: April 24, 2017
Requirements: The Jiffy Lube “Your Turn Behind the Wheel” Scholarship Program has been created to give a unique and early opportunity for high school students to gain funding for college, or other qualified technical and/or professional programs through a scholarship award sponsored by neighborhood Jiffy Lube owners. Jiffy Lube wants to learn more about what drives these students now and where they see themselves down the road. The “Your Turn Behind the Wheel” Scholarship opportunity is open to high school students currently enrolled in driver’s education in high school. The scholarship awards will not be based on a student’s GPA or other standard qualifying criteria, rather each individual will be allowed to express his/her “inner drive” and personal ambition — his/her chance to be behind the wheel. Applicants must be between 16-18; be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA beneficiaries in a Utah high school. Please visit link below for application and instructions.
Scholarship Link: http://www.yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 2017 (Applications available in January)
Requirements: Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.  The scholarship committee also evaluates the applicant’s financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level.The Davis-Putter Scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), and students who are U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/

Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: April 2017
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors attending high schools in the U.S. Student applicants must read the assigned book and write a two-three page double-spaced essay (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions).  Please visit the website fo the book title and five essay topics to choose from. The Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), and students who are U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/services-academic/essayhome.html

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation
Deadline: April 2017 (Applications available January)
Requirements: Open to Latino/a high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Eligibility requirements differ for each scholarship; however, scholarships require a minimum High School and Undergraduate 2.75 GPA (Graduate 3.00 GPA Dissertation 3.50 GPA) both at the time of application and throughout the scholarship period, and students must be registered full-time (12 hrs undergraduate / 9 hrs graduate) in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline. Students with and without DACA may apply to all SHPE scholarships, except the SHPE Chevron.
Scholarship Link: http://www.shpefoundation.org/scholarships/

HENAAC Scholarship
Deadline: April 2017
Requirements: Open to Latina/o high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students (community college and university), and graduate students in accredited institutions of higher learning. Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities; be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors; have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher; be of Latina/o origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Latina/o community. The HENAAC Scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Requirements: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines

PFLAG Salt Lake City Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: April 2017
Requirements: Open to graduating Utah high school seniors entering higher education for the first time, this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took a time off you are still eligible to apply). Self-identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community. Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution. The PFLAG Salt Lake City Undergraduate Scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA as long as they qualify for HB 144), and students who are U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Requirements: http://community.pflag.org/scholarship

JUNE

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Deadline: June 2017
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. This scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Bruin Becas Scholarship
Deadline: June 2017
Requirements: Bruin Becas provides financial support for undocumented students (with and without DACA) who are enrolled in a credit-hour program through Salt Lake Community College. This need-based scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate resiliency and innovation in their pursuit of a higher education degree. To qualify for this scholarship the student must (a) be a new student who has taken concurrent enrollment courses in high school, or (b) be a continuing Salt Lake Community College student. Moreover, applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, and agree to a scholarship contract. If paying in-state tuition, applicant must enroll in at least six (6) or more credit hours; if paying non-resident tuition, applicant must enroll in at least three (3) or more credit hours.
Scholarship Link: http://www.slcc.edu/financialaid/docs/16-17-forms/bruin-becas-form.pdf

JULY

Hossain Family Scholarship
Deadline: July 2017
Requirements: Open to incoming and continuing University of Utah students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Students who demonstrate satisfactory progress toward a degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students who demonstrate financial need, either through FAFSA or other university process. Preference will be given to students active in Office of Engagement programming. DACA/undocumented students who graduated from a Utah high school are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship Links: https://educateutahdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/hossain-family-scholarship-app-2016-17.doc

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Requirements: Open to graduating Utah high school seniors and current college students. Students must read From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate and write a 1000+ word essay double-spaced essay using standard font 12 point font (please type on computer or typewriter and do not staple submissions).  Please visit website for application and essay questions.
Scholarship Links: http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/#!essay-scholarship-contest–html/cfvg

OCTOBER

AES Engineering Solutions
Deadline: October 2017
Requirements: Open to high school, college or university, or vocational school students. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Scholarship Link: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

The SOMOS Liberation Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 2017
Requirements: Open to Utah high school, college or university, or vocational school students in the state of Utah or that have been recently admitted to an institution of learning in Utah. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities and financial need. The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation (SOMOS) is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals.
Scholarship Link: http://somosfoundationutah.org/scholarships.html

U-DREAM Scholarship
Deadline: October 2017
Requirements: Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising low-income students, with preference given to immigrant students who are currently undocumented. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the immigrant population. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Spring 2016.
Scholarship Link:
http://www.educationopps.org/Educational_Opportunities_for_Utahs_Children/Welcome_files/UDREAM%20Scholarship%20Application%202016-17.docx
Instructions Link:
http://www.educationopps.org/Educational_Opportunities_for_Utahs_Children/Welcome_files/UDREAM%20Instructions%20Sept%202016%20.docx

NOVEMBER

Soroptimist International of Salt Lake
Deadline: November 15, 2017 (Applications available in July)
Requirements: Open to high school sophomores, juniors and senior women (14-17 years of age).  Eligible applicants are young women who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it, and who have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers.  Applicants need to write an essay up to 750 words in which they indicate where they volunteer and why. Additionally, applicants must describe the goals of the organization where they volunteer and its impact on the problem(s) it addresses.
Scholarship Link: http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html

DECEMBER

Americanism Essay Contest
Deadline: December 2017
Requirements: Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Write an essay not to exceed 350 words on “The Bill of Rights and Me.” Scholarship awards: $5000, $2500, $1500, $1000. Submit to: Branch: 185-UT, Ogden, Clifford E Porter, 374 Independence Blvd Ogden, UT 84404-2762 USA, cliff1933@msn.com, 1-801-645-0800 .
Scholarship Link: www.fra.org/essay

IME Becas Scholarship – Snow College
Deadline:
 December 2017
Requirements: Open to Utah high school seniors and undergraduate students attending Snow College. Students must have a demonstrated financial need. Students who are not eligible for FAFSA loans or grants are encouraged to apply. Students must be of Mexican origin, either through birth or family background. Scholarships are for students who have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students should maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA during the semester in which they hold the scholarship. Students must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits) while receiving the award. Students must demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service in the Mexican immigrant community.
Scholarship Link:
https://educateutahdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/snow-college-mexican-american-scholarship-application-2016.pdf

Scholarship America: Dream Award
Deadline:
 December 2017
Requirements: Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of college with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The goal of the scholarship is to assist students from across the nation entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. The awards will grow in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college careers.
Scholarship Link: https://www.scholarsapply.org/dreamaward/

IME Becas Scholarship – U of U
Deadline: December 2017
Requirements: Must be an admitted, undergraduate or graduate, degree-seeking student at The University of Utah. Be able to demonstrate experience with, a commitment to, and leadership or service within Mexican immigrant communities. Be able to demonstrate financial need. Must maintain full-time enrollment status (minimum 12 credit hours undergraduate or 9 credit hours graduate) to receive funding. Must have and maintain a semester and cumulative 3.0 GPA. Must have graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Link:
http://womenscenter.utah.edu/scholarships/IME%20Becas%20ScholarshipFinal.pdf

IME Becas Scholarship – Utah Valley University
Deadline: December 2017
Requirements: Must be an admitted, undergraduate or graduate, degree-seeking student at Utah Valley University. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Student must be of Mexican Descent (1st and 2nd generations). Demonstrate significant financial need. Must be registered at UVU as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) for the Spring 2017 semester. Must submit a personal statement (Typed, double-spaced, 1-2 pages).
Scholarship Link: https://goo.gl/23SBUq

IME Becas Scholarship – Salt Lake Community College
Deadline: December 2017
Requirements: Open to Salt Lake Community College entering and continuing students. The Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) Becas scholarship is designed to provide financial support to students who are Mexican or of Mexican origin (including undocumented & DACA beneficiaries). Mexican students who are first, second or 1.5 generation will be given priority. Funded by the Consulado de México en Salt Lake City, awards will range between $400 and $800 based on credit load for the Spring 2017 semester.
Scholarship Link:
http://www.slcc.edu/financialaid/docs/16-17-Scholarships/IME%20Becas%20Scholarship%20Spring%202017.pdf

UPDATED:
February 19, 2017