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Given that scholarship deadlines are volatile and change from each academic year, they have not been added to this comprehensive list. However, by clicking on the name of each page, you will be taken to the scholarship’s website/page and can easily find the deadlines. Additionally, the link provides details on guidelines, requirements and applications process particular to each scholarship.

Act Six Leadership Scholarship

Award Amount: $120,000-150,000 (rewarded up to 4 years)

Special Requirements: Applicant must attend Taylor University and be a Chicago resident.

Bold.org Recent Immigrant Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Immigration Status Requirement: Immigrant

Special Requirement: Applicants arrived to US post 2010 and be a high school student.

Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Award amount: $5,000 (not renewable but can reapply)

GPA: 2.8

Email: info@ccclatinocaucus.org 

Special Requirement: Must maintain 2.8 GPA, at least half Hispanic/Latino, a Chicago resident, high school senior or undergraduate.

City Colleges of Chicago Monarch Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

GPA: 2.5 

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented 

Special Requirement: Applicants must be ineligible for the STAR scholarship and Chicago resident. 

City Colleges of Chicago STAR Scholarship, General

Award: For tuition and books (renewable for 3 years)

GPA: 3.0

Email: starscholarship@ccc.edu.  

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented or DACAmented

Special Requirement: For students attending Chicago City Colleges, at least 17 on English ACT, 460 on English SAT or 440 on Math SAT.

City Treasurer’s Hispanic Heritage Month Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000 or $1500 (not renewable)

Immigration Status Requirement: DACAmented

Special Requirement: Applicant must be a CPS senior.

CORE Que Llueva Café Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Email: jdelrazo@ca-core.org

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented or DACAmented

Special Requirement: Applicant is a high school student. 

CPS DREAM Fund Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 -$2,500 (renewable)

GPA: 2.5

Email: mlboyd1@cps.edu | dreamers@cps.edu 

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented or DACAmented

Special Requirement: Available to Charter Schools applicants and CPS seniors. 

Davis-Putter Scholarship

Award Amount: >$15000 (renewable)

GPA: 2.5

Email: davisputter@davisputter.org

Immigration Status Requirement: Anybody living in the US

Special Requirement: Applicants must be involved in social justice movements.

Dennis de la Rosa Scholarship (DDLR)

Award Amount: $2,500

GPA: 3.0

Email: info@ddlrscholarship.org 

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented 

Special Requirement: Must be accepted to 4 year institution

Dreamers Unidos Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 or $500 book award

Email: Andrea Barron abarron@enlacechicago.org (for Farragut) or Quintiliano Rios qrios@enlace.org (for LVLHS) 

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented 

Special Requirement: Attended Farragut Career Academy or Little Village Lawndale High School be a high school senior or undergraduate

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

Award Amount: $500-$1,000

Special Requirements: Applicants must be Chicago residents, high school seniors or undergraduates. 

Golden Apple Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: >$23,000

GPA: 2.5

Email: scholars@goldapple.org

Immigration Status Requirement: DACAmented 

Special Requirement: Must be going into teaching field at partner institution.

Golden Door Scholarship

Award Amount: Full tuition, room and board 

GPA: 3.0 (maintained)

Email: info@goldendoorscholars.org 

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented 

Special Requirement: Open year before academic year, high school seniors or undergradutes. 

Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500

GPA: 2.5 

Email: finaid@rscholars.org

Special Requirement: Latino/Hispanic, Fiesta del Sol volunteer, need sponsor. are enrolled or plan to enroll in college. 

Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Youth Awards 

GPA: 3.0

Email: info@hispanicheritage.org 

Immigration Status Requirement: DACAmented

Special Requirement: Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage

Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling Scholarship (IACAC)

Award Amount: $1,000 (not renewable)

Email: scholarship@iacac.org 

Immigration Status Requirement: None

Special Requirements: Applicant is a high school student.

Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 or $6,000

GPA: 2.5

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented or DACAmented

Special Requirement: Attended high school in Illinois, is a current senior or undergraduate.

Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 (not renewable)

Email: nicolas.guzman@dbr.com

Special Requirement: Applicants are of Latino ancestry and undergraduates. 

Jayda Dionne Parker Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Email: JDPApplication@jdpscholar.org

Special Requirement: Applicants were accepted at an accredited college. 

Lori Jericho Memorial Education Scholarship

Award Amount: >$2,000 per semester (renewable)

Email: aharris@inspirationcorp.org 

Phone: (312) 626-5960

Immigration Status Requirement: None

Special Requirement: For vocational program or associates degree only

MANA Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000 (not renewable)

Immigration Status Requirement: None

Special Requirement: Applicants identify as Latino, only first 1,000 applicants considered, are high school students or undergraduates. 

Miller Perez Family Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

GPA: 3.0

Email: scholarship@latinospro.org 

Special Requirement: Applicants must be enrolled in 6 credit-hours and lives in Cook County.

Peace & Education Coalition Scholarship

Award Amount: > $2000 (not renewable but can apply again)

Special Requirement: Applicants volunteered in Back of the Yards in past year and accepted to college.

Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies and its not renewable

Email: pulsescholarships@gmail.com 

Special Requirement: Applicants must read Pulse of Perseverance book and be high school seniors or undergradutes. 

Questbridge National Match Program Scholarship (College prep)

Award Amount: Full scholarship (4 years)

GPA: Top 5-10% class rank

Immigration Status Requirement: None

Special Requirement: SAT/PSAT >1310 or ACT >28

Rocio Film Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Email: info@rociofilm.com

Special Requirement: Applicant is ahighs chool senior or undergraduate. 

Rumba Meats & USHLI Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

GPA: 2.5

Immigration Status Requirement: None

Special Requirement: Applicant’s parent(s) of Hispanic ancestry, high school seniors or accepted or enrolled in college. 

Stossel in the Classroom Scholarship

Award Amount: $50 – $2,500

Special Requirement: Applicants are between the ages 12-18

The Anhelo Scholarship

GPA: 2.5

Email: hello@theanheloproject.org  

Immigration Status Requirement: Undocumented or DACAmented

Special Requirement: Applicants must volunteer 20 hours at site, be high school seniors, vocational, undergradute or graduate. 

The Dream.US National Scholarship 

Email: TheDream.US@applyISTS.com 

GPA: 3.0 

Immigration Status Requirement: DACAmented or TPS

This scholarship offers two awards of different amounts

Award Amount #1: $80,000 visit this page

Special Requirement: Applicant does not qualifying for in-state tuition in current state and is a high school student.

Award Amount #2: $14,500 – $29,000 visit this page 

Special Requirement: Applicant is eligible for in-state tuition from partner college, high school student or undergraduate in a 2-year institution. 

The Latinx Market Education Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

GPA: 3.0

Special Requirement: Not available for Charter school students

UChicago Promise Scholarships

Award Amount: Full tuition (for UChicago students only)

Special Requirement: Applicant’s family income < $60,000, or >$125,000 (only tuition).

Western Union Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: $2500

Email: WUScholars@westernunion.com 

Special Requirement: STEM or business degree