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Financial Aid Office

Scholarships for Non-Citizens

For students seeking external scholarships, the best place to begin is researching organizations, companies, and foundations that match their interests and objectives. Several reliable websites are available to help locate scholarships, including the ones listed below. It is essential to review the eligibility requirements and application deadlines carefully, and submit a well-crafted, persuasive application that highlights your strengths and accomplishments. With dedication and diligence, students can enhance their prospects of obtaining external scholarships and fulfilling their academic and career aspirations.

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Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 academic year. This includes high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors up to age 25.

La Luz Scholarship

A scholarship designed for first-gens regardless of immigration status. 

Scholarship for Non-Citizens

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Program

Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $500 – $5,000, based on relative need.

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage.
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 
  • 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

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2024-2025 academic year

  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students who are active and emerging organizers in progressive movements for liberation, self-determination and social and economic justice in their communities. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled at a college or university or in a trade or technical program.

The "Que Llueva Cafe" Scholarship

CORE proudly sponsors this scholarship to help undocumented students continue on their academic path. This scholarship is a response to the lack of financial assistance provided to students, who do not have the legal documentation, that attend college in the United States. In particular, we seek to support undocumented students that have met the rigorous academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more.

This scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference. ¡Ójala que llueva café!


LULAC National Scholarship Fund

Established in 1975, LNESC and LULAC created the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that fund educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S. Every dollar raised by local LULAC Councils is matched by corporate partners secured by LNESC, increasing the amount given in both the council and corporate names. This model results in a true grassroots/corporate partnership for the empowerment of the Latino community. Former recipients of LNSF scholarships are now leaders in fields of business, science, government, and education. A rigorous selection process assures the expectation that future recipients will demonstrate the same level of excellence.

Sueños Scholarship

“Sueños,” meaning dreams, encapsulate this scholarship’s mission perfectly. This scholarship aims to break down the financial barriers to help deserving students unlock their full potential. 

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minorities

The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for the undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.

The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Perryman Scholarship promotes excellence by helping students continue their studies in communication, including electronic and print journalism.

Microsoft HOLA Scholarship

  • Be a US-based high school senior of Hispanic and Latinx descent (for example, Mexican American, Cuban American, Brazilian, etc) of an accredited organization.
  • Plan to attend a two or four-year college or university in the US.
  • Plan to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, business management, marketing, or have a declared major.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and a passion for helping your community within your school, neighborhood, family or an organization.
  • Demonstrate leadership at a school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA.

Microsoft Women Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school senior and current undergraduate women and non-binary people* who plan to attend or are attending a vocational or academic college and targeting a career in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

To be considered for the Women at Microsoft Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who identifies as a woman and/or as non-binary*.  
  • Wish to pursue a career** in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) field. 
  • Plan to attend an accredited 2-4 year public or private college or university or technical college in the United States (or a US affiliate program) in the upcoming academic year.*** 
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Google Lime Scholarship

Google’s education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that 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 the 2023-2024 school year.

Conrad Carpio Dreamers Scholarship

The SCW Conrad Carpio Education Scholarship was named in honor of Conrad Carpio, the father of Firm Partner Alex Carpio. Conrad was born in Cananea, Sonora Mexico. He came to the United States in 1970 and became a Legal Permanent Resident in 1986 through Amnesty. He is the father of 5 children. Conrad has been a roofer with Ralph Hays Rooming since 1975. After 44 years of roofing he retired, but after three months of retirement, he decided retirement was not for him and he is still working with Ralph Hays Roofing to this day.

Like many of the firm’s injured worker clients, Conrad is an immigrant who came to the United States for a better life. He worked hard to provide a better future for his family. Conrad also suffered work injuries as a roofer and each time he recovered and his employer accommodated him as his work ethic is like no other.

Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC decided to name their annual scholarship, “The Conrad Carpio Education Scholarship,” in honor of Conrad. Conrad, like many of the firm’s clients, are hardworking individuals who exemplify the American Dream and the injured workers the firm has represented for decades.