Fortunately, there are many unclaimed scholarships available to students regardless of their immigration status. For students who have not yet attained a legal immigration status there can sometimes be uncertainty regarding how they will pay for the cost of a college education. Completing a college education can certainly open a world of opportunity.
One excellent unclaimed scholarship program to consider applying for is the California Teachers Association Scholarship. Award amounts vary between $500 each and $5,000 each. The deadline for this scholarship program may vary. This association sponsors five different unknown scholarship programs that provide more than 100 awards annually.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities sponsors the Light Academic Success in Education Award. This scholarship has a value of $1,000. The deadline for this scholarship program may vary. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate students. Students may be majoring in any subject.
The Discover Card Tribute Award issues a $2,500 state award and a $25,000 national scholarship award. Applications are accepted from July 1st through January 31st. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a high school junior enrolled in an accredited high school. Students must have demonstrated accomplishments in community service, leadership and must have overcome a significant challenge.
Students may also wish to consider applying for the League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship. This obscure scholarship has a value of at least $250. Students must be enrolled full-time in a college or university or must have plans to attend college in the upcoming semester.
The Migrant Farmworker Scholarship is sponsored by the Geneseo Migrant Center. The deadline for this scholarship may vary. There are several scholarship awards given out through this program. Award amounts vary between $150 and $2,500. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a recent history of movement for the purposes of agricultural employment, must have a history of scholastic achievement and must have a demonstrated financial need. These little known scholarships are awarded on a monthly basis.
The National Peace Essay Contest is sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace. The award amount for this scholarship contest is $1,000. Students in 9th grade through 12th grade are eligible to apply for this scholarship contest.
There are also many other no named scholarships for students regardless of immigration status. One of those unclaimed scholarships is the Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace Scholarship. Award amounts for this scholarship program vary between $250 and $500. The last date to apply is March 1st. students must be a high school senior or college freshman to be eligible for this scholarship program.
The Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community is sponsored by the Hitachi Foundation. This scholarship has a value of $5,000. The last date to apply is April 3d. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a graduating high school senior who is able to demonstrate self-motivation, creativity, leadership, dedication, and a commitment to pursuing community service.
The Core First Annual Que Llueva Café Scholarship is sponsored by Chicano Organizing and Research in Education. Scholarship awards vary between $500 and $1,000. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is in early April. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a graduating undocumented senior of Latino/Chicano descent with plans to enroll in an accredited university or college. Students must also demonstrate financial need.
Many of the above unclaimed scholarships available to students regardless of their immigration status are unknown scholarships and are obscure in nature. This makes them ideal candidates for scholarships that go unclaimed each and every year.