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For Students

Educational Scholarships

Important terms: 

This financial aid information is provided to you free of charge by NCSHP. Our goal is to provide valuable tools that will help you find the financial assistance you need to successfully complete college. However, please understand that NCSHP does not promise you will receive any award contained on this page. We have made every effort to ensure our financial aid source database is current at the time of release. We do not guarantee that all available sources of financial aid are contained here. Under no circumstances shall, or any affiliated parties be liable or responsible for any problems that may arise due to defects or errors in this website.

Scholarships for Documented Students

Scholarships not Based on Documentation

  • DREAMers Roadmap – A compilation of scholarships available for undocumented students. Some scholarships are state-specific but many are open to residents of all states.

  • Mi Familia –The Mi Familia Scholarship was created on October 13th, 2017 by the 2017-2018 Mi Familia executive board to benefit a high school student in the community to help mitigate the cost of attending a higher institution. The ultimate goal of this scholarship is to inspire the younger generation of students who are pursuing a higher education to become leaders and give to back to the Latinx community by promoting the richness of our culture and advocating for Latinx rights and advancement. For more information and to apply please visit The deadline to apply is April 1st. 

  • The DREAM Scholarship – For DACA eligible and DACA students

  • Tylenol Scholarship – Students interested in healthcare, no US Citizenship required

SECU Foundation

SECU Foundation established the “People Helping People®” scholarship program to assist students across North Carolina with their educational goals. Since being established, the “People Helping People” scholarship program represents an annual commitment of over $5 million, with a collective total of over $71 million since the initial scholarship funding began in 2005.

Undocu Carolina Scholarships

  • So Good Pupusas: offer two (2) one-thousand dollar scholarships ($1,000) to undocumented high school seniors. This scholarship can be renewed every year following, eligibility requirements are met

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships: fellowship that offers undergraduates in their senior year and other students working towards doctoral degrees $24,000 a year for a period of three years (open to DACA recipients)

  • Paul & Daisy Soros for New Americans: $90,000 merit-based fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States; open to DACA recipients

  • Latino Community Credit Union “Dreamer” Loans: low-interest loans for students applying or renewing DACA

  • Golden Door Scholars: provides scholarships for DACA recipients and undocumented students. Students may be high school seniors or recent graduates. Preference is given to high school graduates from states that require students to pay out-of-state tuition

  • The Dream.US: scholarship covers tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of their partner colleges

  • HACEMOS Scholarship: scholarship program for students of Hispanic origin who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

  • Microsoft Award (for STEM fields): tuition scholarships and conference scholarships to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM; open to DACA recipients

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: offers a variety of scholarships to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college degree. This scholarship is open to DACA recipients or eligible non-citizens (as specified by FAFSA)

  • MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund): extensive list of scholarships, fellowships, and loans available to undocumented students

  • LULAC (League of Latin American Citizens): provides a number of scholarship opportunities, including awards that range in award amount

  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship: available to high-achieving high school seniors (regardless of legal status) with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to monetary away, recipients receive educational advising, cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding

  • Rocio Film Scholarship: offers $1,000 for undocumented or DACAmented high school seniors who have watched Rocio

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Student Athlete Scholarships

Graduate Level Scholarships

The NCSHP is always looking for new resources and opportunities to offer to students. Please contact us with any resources at

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