Education

Currently, the state of Pennsylvania allows for undocumented students to access higher education but at an out of state student or international student tuition rate.  The state does not allow undocumented students or DACA students to pay the in-state tuition rate.  There are some universities and colleges that charge undocumented or DACA students the in-state tuition rate. 

Please click on link below to open the PICC Toolkit for Undocumented Students to view in-state participating universities

https://paimmigrant.org/toolbox/education-access-toolkit-for-undocumented-students/

Some Available Scholarships for Undocumented Students:

 

National Scholarship Resources: Visit these sites for lists of scholarships available for undocumented students. Make sure to review the rules for applying and keep track of application deadlines.    

 

Immigrants Rising: Has scholarships open to undocumented students in undergraduate and master’s programs, visit their website to find list of upcoming scholarships, resources for educators and students. 

 

La Unidad Latina Foundation (LULF): In the past this organization funded the DREAM Scholarship Program- supporting undocumented students in the US.

 

National Scholarship Program: Open to all students and Puerto Rican Relief Scholarship - Supporting students enrolled and attending college or university on the island of Puerto Rico. Visit the website for more information.

 

Generation Progress: Over 30 scholarships listed. Visit the website for more information. 

 

Golden Doors Scholars: Open four-year tuition and room and board scholarships to DACA and TPS students who are pursuing a four-year degree at Golden Door partner schools. Visit the website for more information.

 

Microsoft Scholarship: Visit the website for more information.   

 

The Geneseo Immigrant Center: Visit the website for more information.   

 

Que Llueva Café Scholarship: Visit the website for more information. 

 

United We Dream: Visit the website for more information.   

 

College Green Light: For undocumented students. Visit the website for more information.

Univision Scholarship: Open to Undocumented students. Visit the website for more information. 

Dreamer’s Roadmap: Mobile app to help undocumented students find scholarships. Visit the website for more information. 

 

Questbridge: Matches low income high school students with private universities that offer Questbridge scholars full financial aid. Many schools that partner with Questbridge will consider undocumented students. Visit the website for more information.

 

Princeton Prize in Race Relations: Be currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in participating regions. Demonstrate strong activism in race relations. Visit the website for more information.   

 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: Visit the website for more information. Visit the website for more information.

Source: PICC