Set : Scholarship Info for Non-Citizens
Regardless of which college or university you are interested in attending, you should speak with the scholarship office. Many colleges offer scholarships and some tuition waivers without regard to immigration status. You should directly contact the organization that offers those specific scholarships and ask if you meet the criteria to apply.
- Act Six provides scholarship funds for emerging urban and community leaders. Students must attend one of these schools: Gonzaga, PLU, Northwest, Whitworth, Trinity Lutheran, George Fox, Warner Pacific, or Heritage.
- MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) compiles a listing of scholarships for ALL Students regardless of immigration status. This is an extensive list of scholarships that may not inquire about immigration status or require a valid social security number to redeem the award. It is suggested that you look through the scholarship list and select scholarships that are applicable to you. As a general rule, if an application asks for your social security number and you do not have one yet, leave that space blank but fill out and turn in the application. Lying about your legal status or providing a false social security is a federal offense.
- Palmer Scholars provides scholarships to low-income minority students living in Pierce County. Students must also meet college entrance requirements for their school of choice.
- TheWashBoard.org is a free, student-centered, online clearinghouse for Washington students seeking college scholarships. After completing the profile a student can see if a scholarship may be suitable for undocumented students by looking through their matches to see if US Citizenship, SSN, or FAFSA completion are required as a part of the application process. Scholarships are available year-round so students should keep their profile up to date and log-in periodically to see if there are new matches.