by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Sun, September 25, 2011  - 2 COMMENTS
10 Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Various foundations and organizations in the United States offer scholarship contests to fund students’ higher education, but many have eligibility requirements which prevent non-U.S. citizens from entering. The list below provides information on scholarships that are not restricted to U.S. citizens and Green Card holders. They include scholarships for students with specific career interests such as teaching or healthcare, in addition to scholarships for anyone pursuing higher education. Click on the links for more information about the individual scholarship opportunities. Make sure you do your research when you’re applying for a scholarship. Read the requirements carefully, follow all instructions and pay close attention to deadlines. Remember that the list below is only a small selection of the opportunities out there.

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  1. Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarship: For this scholarship for Minnesota residents based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership, write a 2-page essay for a chance to win one of four $5,000 scholarships.
  2. Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests: The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors three essay contests each year based on books by Ayn Rand, offering 680 prizes of varying amounts for high school and college students.
  3. Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is open to anyone attending or aspiring to attend any type of post-secondary education program.
  4. Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest: If you are a junior or senior in college, enter this contest by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity by writing a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay about an ethical issue and what it has taught you, and win a $5,000 first prize.
  5. EMPOWER Scholarships: This scholarship is for ethnically diverse students enrolled in an institution of higher learning; the student must be a Minnesota or Western Wisconsin resident and have volunteer involvement in a healthcare field.
  6. National Peace Essay Contest for High School Students: The United States Institute of Peace sponsors this annual essay contest on a chosen topic related to peace; first place winners receive $1,000 for college and attend a 5-day all expenses paid awards program in Washington, D.C. that promotes an understanding of international peace-making.
  7. National Sculpture Society Scholarship: Art students studying figurative or representational sculpture can apply for this $2,000 scholarship through their accredited U.S. institution.
  8. Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation Prospective Educator Scholarships: The foundation offers various scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduates who are prospective educators and have a connection to Phi Delta Kappa.
  9. Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest: High school students attending school in the United States, with the sponsorship of their English teachers, can win $1,000 towards higher education by writing an essay on a given book and topic.
  10. Tylenol Future Care Scholarship: This scholarship awards $10,000 and $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing a career in healthcare and who exhibit leadership, high academic performance and community involvement.

Have you recently applied for scholarships? Do you have any other suggestions of scholarships? Share with us below!


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