Are there unclaimed scholarships that don’t require social security numbers? This is a good question because one would think that undocumented students couldn’t get, or should not be entitled to scholarships if they don’t have a valid social security number. Let’s look at these scholarships for undocumented students more closely becaue this subject is one of the most controversial and asked about.
For immigrant students who are looking for a way to pay for college, there is sometimes a concern that a lack of a social security number can prevent educational opportunities. There are actually scholarship opportunities available for immigrant students even if even if they do not have a social security number.
One such unknown scholarship is the MALDEF’s 2011 DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship. This little known about scholarship is available to graduate and undergraduate students. All applications must be submitted by no later than September 15th. The scholarship is worth $5,000. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic achievements, financial need and commitment to advancing the DREAM Act.
The Western Union Foundation Family has Scholarships which don’t require social security numbers for students who are at least 18 years of age. The last date to apply for this obscure scholarship is September 15th. The goal of the scholarship is to assist two members of the same family who are moving up the economic ladder through education. Two awards per family will be awarded of between $1,000 and $5,000 per family.
The Microsoft Minority has scholarships which don’t require social security numbers and are for students who are currently attending a four-year college or university. All applications must be received by the end of February. The award is for full or partial tuition for students to attend a four-year university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
The QuestBridge National College Match Program are another scholarships not requiring social security numbers and a great opportunity for college students. Applicants should apply for this scholarship during their junior year in high school. Applications must be received in March of each year. The scholarship award is for early admission and scholarship opportunities to participating schools.
The winning recipient of the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund can receive up to $10,000 to apply toward college. Applications must be received by April 1st of each year. This scholarship competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students.
The Dream Scholarship Fund is for a high school graduate. Applications must be received in May. Award amounts for this scholarship vary. Students must have immigrated to the United States as a child.
Immigrant students who are looking for scholarships that don’t require social security numbers may also wish to apply for Univision’s “Es el Momento” Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year university or in a community college with the goal of transferring to a four-year university. The deadline to apply is December 15th. This scholarship has a value of $5,000.
The Nordstrom Scholarship Program is for high school juniors. The winner of the scholarship contest will receive a $10,000 award over four years. All funds will be paid directly to the school. Students should apply for this scholarship during their junior year in high school.
The California Dream Network Scholarship is sponsored by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, or CHIRLA. This potential unclaimedscholarship is awarded to a current college student. The deadline to apply is in late June. Two $500 awards will be given. All applicants should be from an immigrant family. Financial need, community activism and participation in immigrant rights and issues will be considered.
The California Dreamers Challenge scholarship is for high school seniors. This scholarship program awards $5,000 for students to apply toward their educational expenses. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is October 15th. Applicants may submit an essay, audio recording, video, poem or artwork.
Twenty awards of $5,000 each are given out through the Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship Program. This unknown scholarship program is only for high school seniors. The deadline to apply is in early November. Applicants should be high school seniors who recognize the benefits of serving their community.
Other possible unclaimed scholarships that don’t require social security numbers include the Comcast Scholarship. High school seniors may apply for this scholarship. All applications must be received in December. The scholarship award has a value of $1,000. All nominations for this scholarship must be made by the student’s guidance counselor or principal.