DACA Student Resources

Additional scholarship resources for students with DACA status. The website, Immigrant Rising, provides comprehensive information on scholarships available to undocumented students nationwide. Please see the following lists:

Immigrant Rising Website: https://immigrantsrising.org/2020scholarships/

– Graduate scholarships: https://immigrantsrising.org/resource/graduate-scholarships/

– Graduate fellowships: https://immigrantsrising.org/resource/graduate-fellowships/


In addition, the Pre-Health Dreamers organization has consolidated some of the health professions specific opportunities here.

Latino Medical Student Association

Latino Medical Student Association Scholarships

Website:  https://lmsa.site-ym.com/

https://www.lmsane.org/scholarships.html -Northeast Region Chapter

https://lmsa.net/west/scholarships/ West Region



Deadline: March 20, 2020 11:59PM PST

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is a national organization that supports medical and premedical students interested in promoting the health of the Latino community. The LMSA National scholarship is awarded to medical students and/or undergraduate pre-medical students who embody the characteristics the organization upholds. Visit the LMSA National website for more information about the organization’s mission statement.

This year, LMSA National will award eight (8) scholarship recipients with $500 each.


– Medical students pursuing a DO or MD, or an undergraduate student with demonstrated pre-medical coursework.

– Current LMSA members with proof of paid membership. Note: proof of membership will be verified if selected.

– Desire to advance the state of healthcare and education in Latino and underserved communities through leadership in extracurricular activities and/or membership in civic organizations.

– Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship regardless of ethnic background or immigration status. DACA students are encouraged to apply.

The application consists of demographic information, academic history, a 500 word short answer question, and 1 page personal statement alongside a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and unofficial transcript.


Questions? Email LMSA National VP of Scholarship Jonathan Cruz at scholarship@lmsa.net

US Dept of Veterans Affairs HPSP

The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is excited to offer scholarships to individuals accepted or currently enrolled in a medical school for the first time ever.  This opportunity came about under the VA MISSION ACT of 2018.  See attached flyer for more details.

The scholarship includes the following:

  1. Medical school costs (including tuition) 1-4 years of medical school,
  2. A monthly living stipend of $1,142 while attending medical school,
  3. Applicable lab/equipment fees,
  4. A onetime book stipend of $1,142

A direct link to apply is here:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561156300

For additional questions please email the HPSP Team at HPSPTeam@VA.GOV


Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund Scholarship

DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT
Website: https://feea.org/our-programs/scholarships/
Scholarship Awards: Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 for one year of academic study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not renewable, however, applicants may apply every year they are eligible, whether or not they have received an award in the past. The majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study, with occasional awards for graduate study. Scholarship winners should refer to IRS publication 970 for more information on any potential tax implications of scholarships: https://www.irs.gov/formspubs/about-publication-970 . Scholarship funds may be used for tuition and fees only.
Individuals Eligible for Scholarships:
a. Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees. Blacks in Government (BIG) federal employee members may also sponsor a grandchild.
b. Spouses of full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
c. Full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
d. Children or grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal
Employees Association (NARFE).
The FEEA Scholarship competition is for those attending or planning to attend an accredited institution for higher learning for an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate.
Federal employees, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline.
Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative, unweighted grade point average.

Sylvia Parkinson Fund Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Amount Awarded: $1,500 – $3,000 Renewable

Awarded By: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Website: www.hfpg.org 


Selection Criteria

  • deserving medical students and prospective medical students attending fully accredited medical schools

For more information contact:

Name: Sarah Carlson/Email: scarlson@hfpg.org

Phone: (860) 548-1888

Fax: (860) 249-3561