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Undocumented Student Resources: Scholarships

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

  • The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

  • TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. We believe that all that DREAMers need is an opportunity. And all we need to do is provide them with financial support to attend one of our Partner Colleges, committed to their college completion.

  • Golden Door Scholars was founded in 2013 with the goal of promoting economic mobility for undocumented students. In our first year, we awarded 13 scholarships. Since then, we have impacted 473 undocumented students by partnering with schools to cover tuition, room, and board for a four-year degree. Our scholars also have access to mentors, internship, and job search support, along with other professional growth opportunities.

  • The Illinois Dream Fund (ILDF) provides financial support to enable undocumented immigrants to successfully matriculate towards degree completion. We equip all applicants with the resources needed to make informed decisions to navigate and pursue educational and career goals.
    • To be eligible to apply for the Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship, students must be undocumented* and must meet the following criteria:
      • Open to DACA and Non-DACA students
      • High school/GED or College minimum GPA of 2.5 (On a 4.0 scale);
      • Have resided with a parent, legal guardian or partner while attending high school or completing GED in Illinois.
      • Have graduated high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in Illinois while having attended for at least three years.