Immigrants Rising Scholarships

Description: 

Immigrants Rising’s Scholarship Fund (previously called New American Scholars Fund) provides financial awards to low-income immigrant college and graduate students who live and/or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $7,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact; they are also expected to maintain a minimum GPA (2.8 for college students and 3.0 for graduate students), and participate in ongoing Immigrants Rising’s programming, events, and activities throughout the year.

Deadline(s): 

Yearly. See website for list of scholarships and deadlines

Deadlines: 
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Eligibility Requirements: 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Foreign-born
  • Financial need
  • Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Current or intended enrollment in an accredited college or graduate program for 2018-2019
  • Minimum GPA requirement:
    • For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
    • For college/graduate students: 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:

You must fulfill at least one of the following:

  • Previous or intended graduation from a San Francisco Bay Area high school, or
    current or expected enrollment in a San Francisco Bay Area college or university
  • We define the San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.
Grade: 
12
Scholarship Type: 
DACA/Undocumented