department menu


December & January 2020 - 2021 Scholarships:

Our team has researched and gathered scholarships opened to undocumented, DACA, AB-540 and Dreamers. Please feel free to click on the link below to get access to a list of scholarships or visit the office (Craven 4100J) for additional information.  

Scholarship Guide for Undocumented Students




Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program

Deadline: Registration deadline is December 23, 2020 5pm, Application Submission due December 30, 2020 5pm. 

Award: $2,000 - $10,000 

  • Must be a senior in high school 
  • Must pursue a career in Medicine

Golden Doors Scholars 2020

Deadline: December 25, 2020

 Award: Please visit the website for details 

  • An Essay- you can use one written from your college application 
  • Must be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
  • Must be high school senior, recent high school graduate, or currently enrolled as an undergraduate/ transfer student.
  • Willing to apply to or attend one of the Golden Door Scholars partner schools
  • High school and or college transcript 
  • Information about leadership and extracurricular activities 

Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (Orange County)

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Award: Amounts vary from $2000 - $5000.

  • Must be a Latina/o who has lived in Orange County (OC) for the past three years.
  • Must be an OC high school graduate or an OC community college transfer student who plans to enroll full-time at a four-year or university.
  • Must complete FAFSA application or California Dream Act application and submit Student Aid Report (SAR) or CalSAR.
  • Must be a first-generation college student.
  • Must demonstrate financial need

iVein® Health and Wellness Scholarship

Deadline: Winter/Spring- December 31, 2020 

 Award: $2,500

  • Enrolled in an accredited US college or university 
  • Enrolled full time (12 credit hours for undergraduate students, 9 credit hours for graduate students)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.7
  • Students in pass/fail programs must provide proof of passing status.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship 

Deadline: January 6, 2021 at 11:59pm


Award: $40,000


  • Planning to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall of 2021
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Students who have attended a 4-year institution in the past are not eligible for this scholarship 
  • GPA requirement: 3.5

Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: Winter/January Semester: January 10


Award: $1,000


  • Any student who will be enrolled in a college or University at the time of the next deadline (see dates below). This scholarship is limited to students attending school in the 50 U.S. states.

 The Formswift Scholarships Program


Deadline: January 15, 2021 and March 15, 2021

 Award: $1,000


  • Make a business plan infographic about a suggested topic. 
  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.
  • You may not be related to any of FormSwift's staff or our extended family.
  • International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.
  • Please include the following in your application:
    • Send your entry to by the deadline with the email subject line “FormSwiftScholarship Entry” 
    • Include your full name, state, and school within your submission


Scholarship Requirements

Application Deadline: December 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Supplementary Materials Deadline: January 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Award: $24,000 for three years 

“1) All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

2) Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations).

3) Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

4) Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education.

5) Individuals who as of the 2020 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree.

6) Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.”


Scholarships & Resources for Undocumented Students/

EduMed has an online guide showcasing 20 scholarship opportunities (including many in the healthcare field) that can make all the difference in affording college. They provided a list of valuable academic and career resources that undocumented students can use to maximize their success during and after college.

View the guide 

DACA Scholarship Application

"You may be eligible to receive financial assistance for your DACA application fees.

RAICES is supporting our DACA community members by expanding the types of assistance we provide. They actively are raising money to cover the cost of renewing or applying for DACA, and these fee waivers will be awarded on a first come first served basis."


Higher Education Guide to Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Access Higher Education guide