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DACA Scholarships

Our goal is to help undocumented and DACA students find the financial support they need to be successful at The Ohio State University. DACA students who qualify for in-state tuition are eligible for need-based financial aid through the university. For more information please contact Dr. Todd Suddeth, Liaison for DACA Students, at   

Although undocumented students cannot legally receive any federally funded student financial aid, including federal loans, grants and scholarships, there are some private scholarships for undocumented students. These do not require students to be U.S. citizens or residents.  For more information please contact Dr. Todd Suddeth, Liaison for DACA Students, at   

The following organizations have scholarships for undocumented and DACA students. This list contains scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students:

Golden Door Scholars



Hispanic Scholarship Fund 


Educators for Fair Consideration

Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Point Foundation

PRSA Foundation Scholarships

Public Relations Student Society of America Scholarships

Radio Television Digital News Association Scholarships

Sibling Rivalry Press – Undocupoets Fellowship

United Methodist GBHEM Scholarships

BMI Student Composer Award

LMSA National Scholarship for U.S. Medical Students

Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship (Chicano Organizing and Research in Education)

The American Nuclear Society Scholarship Program

The Vegetarian Resource Group

Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Becca Closet Scholarships

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Human Education Network: A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

National Precast Concrete Association Foundation (NPCA) Foundation Scholarships