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SCHOLARSHIPS (FOR SCHOLARS FROM ORANGE, DURHAM AND WAKE COUNTY)
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Scholarship NameURLSponsored ByContact InfoAddressImmigration Status/Residential CriteriaOpensDeadline (Yearly)AmountRenewable?Current GPA MinimumRecommendation
Letter(s)
Essay(s)TranscriptRésuméSubmit Test Scores?Financial
Records
Additional?General Notes
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National Scholarshiphttp://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship//TheDream.usTheDream.US@applyists.comN/AMust have DACA /TPS or meet past DACA criteria and qualify for in state at one of the Partner collegesNovember 2018January 2019$14500 (Associate's), $29000 (Bachelor's)Yes2.5Yes (1 letter)2( 750 words each)YesNoNoNo, only financial info-For highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need.
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Opportunity Scholarshiphttp://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship/TheDream.usTheDream.US@applyists.comN/AMust have DACA /TPS and be admitted to an Opportunity Partner collegeNovember 2018March 2019
$80000 (Bachelor's) (Includes tuition, fees, housing and meals)
Yes2.8Yes (1 letter)2( 750 words each)YesNoNoNo, only financial info-For students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Dream application also counts as Partner College application.
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HSF Scholarshiphttps://www.hsf.net/scholarshipHispanic Scholarship FundN/AN/A
Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
December 2018March 2019$500-$5000
No, but HSF allows you to sumbit an application with them each year
3Yes (1 letter, can add more)1 (word minimum differs)YesNoNo
FAFSA/State Dream Act financial aid application, if applicable
-Must be of Latinx/ Hispanic background. Must submit enollment verification from your high school
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Davis-Putter Scholarshiphttp://www.davisputter.org/apply-for-scholarships/
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
davisputter@davisputter.org
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
Applicants must have participated in activities in the United States and be planning to enroll in an accredited program in the US
January 2018April 2018$10,000Yes, but must reapply every yearN/AYes (2 letters)1 (1000 words)YesNoNoSAR, use FAFSA if SAR is unavailable-Scholarship aids students active in movements for social and economic justice.
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Youth Accomplishment Awardhttps://latinxcellence.typeform.com/to/T9wSlYDiamante Incorporatedscholarships@diamanteinc.org315 N. Academy St. #256
Cary, NC 27513
NoneJanuary 2018September 2018$750No, one time scholarship2.5
Yes, from a principal, counselor or community leader
1 (350-500 words), several short answer questionsYesYesYes, ACT or SATNone-
Must be at least 50% of Hispanic-Latino descent. Scholarship recognizes contributions to the community, leadership qualities, and the achievements of Hispanic/Latinx youth in North Carolina.
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Golden Door Scholarshiphttps://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply.htmlGolden Door Scholarsinfo@goldendoorscholars.org 1101 Red Ventures Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29707Must be approved for DACA or TPSSeptember 2018October 2018Full tuition, room and boardYes, but must maintain a 3.0 GPA3N/A1 (500-1000 words), should be same as Common AppYesN/AN/AN/ASubmit two minute video on your life and ambitionsYou can apply as a recent high school graduate, currently enrolled undergrad, and transfer student.
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QuestBridgehttps://apply.questbridge.org/apply/QuestBridgequestions@questbridge.org445 Sherman Ave, Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306
May apply regardless of citizenshipAugust 2018September 2018Full tuition, room, board and student feesYesNoneN/A3 essays and 30 short answer questionsYesNoYes, ACT or SAT
Yes, all sources of income and assets must be accounted for
-Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. However, this is not a strict cut off.
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Jack Kent Cooke Scholarshiphttp://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/Jack Kent Cooke Foundationscholarships@jkcf.org44325 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176May apply regardless of citizenshipOctober 2018December 2018Up to $40,000 a yearYes3.5Yes (Two letters)1 long essay and 10 short essays YesYesYes, ACT or SATYes, federal tax returns and financial formsMust list honors and activitiesDemonstrate significant unmet financial need. They will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000, but most are eligible to receive a Pell grant
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La Noticia Scholarshiphttp://www.lanoticia.com/becas/La NoticiaN/A5936 Monroe Rd
Charlotte NC 28212
Open to both DACA and undocumented studentsN/AMay 2018$1,000No3.5Yes (Two letters)1 (500 words) and two short answer questionsYesYesNoNoCover letterMust mail application
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Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarshiphttps://hermanos.weebly.com/scholarships.htmlLos Hermanos de Stanfordhermanosscholarship@gmail.com
Haas Center For Public Service
562 Salvatierra Walkway
Stanford, CA 94305
Open to both DACA and undocumented studentsN/AMay 2018$500-1000NoN/AYes (1 letter)2 essaysYesNoNoYes
One completed scholarship application to another scholarship program
Do not have to attend Stanford in order to apply.
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Scholarship America Dream Awardhttps://scholarshipamerica.org/dreamaward/Scholarship America
dreamaward@scholarshipamerica.org
Scholarship America Dream Award One Scholarship Way Saint Peter, MN 56082
Permanent Residents or approved for DACAN/AOctober 2019$5000-15000Yes3Yes (1 letter)
1+ (description of community activities, goals and personal barriers)
YesN/ANo
Yes, first two pages of IRS form 1040 or other document
Must have completed at least one year of postsecondary education
Each year of eligible renewal, the award will increase by $1,000.
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Benjamin F. Ward Scholarshiphttp://trianglecf.org/award/benjamin-f-ward-scholarship/
Triangle Community Foundation
sarah@trianglecf.orgN/AReside in Durham, Orange, Wake, or Chatham counties for a minimum of at least one yearN/AFebruary 2019$2,500Yes2.5N/A
1 essay that demonstrates community service and involvement
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Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service
http://trianglecf.org/award/kathryn-wallace-award-for-artists-in-community-service/
Triangle Community Foundation
sarah@trianglecf.orgN/APracticing artist in Durham, Wake, Orange, or Chatham CountyN/AMarch 2019$800NoNoneN/ASubmit art piece or description of at involvementNoN/ANoNo
This award is given annually to recognize an individual practicing artist residing in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham County who has made a significant contribution to the Triangle community.
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Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants
http://trianglecf.org/award/achievement-scholarship-for-refugees-and-immigrants-of-wake-county/
Triangle Community Foundation
sarah@trianglecf.orgN/AFirst-generation U.S. citizens, refugees, or immigrants (legal documentation is not required) in Wake countyN/AMarch 2019$1000-4000Yes2.5N/AN/AYesN/AYes, ACT or SATYes
Planning to pursue a 2-year or 4-year degree as a full-time student
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