Fall 2016 LARES Tuition Award Application Deadline: April 15, 2016 by 5pm.

The Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program generally provides 10 to 12-semester tuition awards each academic year for full-time undergraduate UIC students. The award assists LARES students to reach their goal of obtaining a baccalaureate degree. The application must be submitted with all supporting documents to the LARES office (1200 W. Harrison, Suite 2640) by April 15, 2016, by 5pm.

Please fill out: LARES Tuition Award Application FA16

Fall 16 Tuition waiver

TELACU Education Foundation 2016 College Success Program Application


Administered by the TELACU Education Foundation, the College Success Program (Program) was created in 1983 to develop and empower new generations of leaders in the communities it serves. The Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners—corporations, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals—who have joined us over the past 30 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community. The TELACU Education Foundation reserves the right to make the final selection of Award recipients based upon, but not limited to, the criteria described in these application guidelines.

General Program Information

Award amounts range from $500 to $5,000, which include any matching funds from the college or university.

Applicants entering college as a first-year student in Fall 2015 are eligible to apply for an Award that can be renewed for up to four years.

Criteria for Renewing an Award

Scholars currently enrolled in the Program are eligible to renew their Award if they:

  • Maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Attended school full-time for the entire academic year
  • Attended all events and Sessions conducted by the Program (Scholars attending school out of state or the local area are not required to attend)
  • Volunteered a minimum of 20 hours of community service
  • Plan to be enrolled full-time for the entire 2015-16 academic year
  • Submit a renewal application and participate in a renewal interview

Nesbitt, Carrasco, Unzueta Scholarship, Deadline: February 15, 2016

The scholarship amount is $1,000 and can be awarded to any undergraduate student in good academic standing at UIC. Our hope is to reward one student who is engaged in outstanding organizing or activism that transcends borders. I have attached a flyer with more information.

In 2015, Jocelyn Munguia Chavez received the scholarship for her work with the Fearless Undocumented Alliance, and policy advocacy on behalf of undocumented people. This year, we are looking for nominations for students who are doing similar types of work across national boundaries, identities, and social standing. The area(s) of work does not have to be limited to immigration, but could include other issues relating to social justice (broadly defined). International movement-building, transnational solidarity efforts and local community organizing are examples of the kind of work strong candidates would be involved in.

We are inviting faculty and staff to write 2-3 page nomination letters for qualified students. Nominated students will also be required to submit a 1-2 page personal statement and transcripts. The application deadline is February 15th, 2016. Students will not need to show proof of citizenship in order to accept the award. If you know of someone who you would like to nominate, please feel free to let me know.  For more information, please follow this link. Border Crossing Scholarship flier or visit UIC’s Social Justice Initiative Website at

Microsoft Scholarship (Open to undocumented students), Deadline: January 31, 2016

Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. *This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students. *As long as you are currently enrolled at a four-year program at an institution in US, Mexico or Canada and meet all other criteria for scholarship eligibility, you can apply regardless of your citizenship.

To be eligible, you must:

Be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application. Show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics.Be able to demonstrate an interest in computer science. Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. Chosen recipients will be asked to provide a copy of their official transcript.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: Microsoft Scholarship

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

As an undocumented student or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) student, you do not qualify for state or federal financial aid. However, you might be eligible for scholarships from private foundations or community organizations. Below is a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.

Scholarships for Undoc Students Updated Jan2016

IL Dream Fund

The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow.

Students attending a 2-yr or 4-yr college will be eligible to apply for $2,000 or $6,000 scholarships, respectively. The scholarship application should be available on the Dream Fund website on November 21. Deadline: Waiting for updates for the 2016 calender.

Other Scholarships

Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
Ambassadorial Scholarships
American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships
American Psychological Association (APA) Scholarships and Fellowships
Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
Baptist Scholarships
Bell Labs Fellowships For Underrepresented Minorities
BOEING scholarships
Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship in Academic Medicine
College Board Scholarship Search
CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
Easley National Scholarship Program
FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form)
FastWEB Scholarship Search
Gates Millennium Scholarships
Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship
Guaranteed Scholarships
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
HESO- University of New Mexico
UIC Office of Special Scholarship Program Scholarship List
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Hispanic Dental Association
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Historically Black College and University Scholarships
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
INROADS internships
International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA >students in South Florida)
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship:
Kodak Filmmakers Scholarships</a
LINC TELACU Scholarship
Marine Corps Scholarships
Mazda foundation
McDonald Education Scholarships
Methodist Scholarships
Microsoft Scholarship Program
Minority Health Program
National Association of Black Journalists
New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education
Raquel M. and Alfredo Garza Scholarship (UIC)
Research Program for Women & Minorities Underrepresented in the Sciences
Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford
Ron Brown Scholarships
Roothbert Scholarship Fund
Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund (SALEF)
Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
Scholarship &Financial Aid Help
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships for Minorities
Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
Siemens Westinghouse Competition
Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid (scholarships)
State Farm Companies Foundation
Student Inventors Scholarships
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
UIC Honors College Scholarship List
UIC - Office of Special Scholarship Programs

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