ACT Student Champions
The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.

Students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT and fit the following criteria to apply:

A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions

Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale

Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
Applications can be found at Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application.

All questions may be directed to

North Carolina Hispanic College Fund

The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund (NCHCF) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year scholarship awards cycle through January 15, 2017. The NCHCF awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500 to seniors and recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students

The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students provides college scholarships to immigrant Hispanic youth so they can become productive, well-educated members of our society. Students must be receiving institutional funding from his/her post-secondary institution in order to be eligible to apply. Applications will be available by March 15, 2016 and will be due May 1, 2016.

North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship

The North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship assists American Indian students across the state in obtaining higher education by providing scholarships to pursue a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student. Scholarships are valued at $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, for total awards up to $4,000. Applications due May 1, 2016.

Opportunity Scholarship

The Opportunity Scholarship is available to DREAMers in 16 targeted locked-out states, including:

Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The deadline for applications is June 9, and scholarship recipients will be announced at the end of June. For a full list of eligibility requirements and for information about how to apply, click here.

Migrant Students Foundation, Inc.
The Migrant Students Foundation, Inc. is a 501c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the hundreds of thousands of existing migrant farmworker families within the U.S. today by helping them connect with scholarships, internships and service learning opportunities.

The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships that offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education. NCMEP students have won some of these in the past.

Excelencia in Education
Excelencia in Education maintains an extensive database of scholarships that do not require a social security number or U.S. citizenship.

Generation Progress
Generation Progress has developed a list scholarships that have an upcoming deadline and that are open to undocumented students. These scholarships are provided by either foundations, organizations, or individual donors who believe that all students should have the opportunity to compete for resources that would make their educational dreams a reality.

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

My Undocumented Life 
My Undocumented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more.