Being an undocumented student does not bar you from accessing money to help cover your college expenses… if you know where to look! The Miramar Dreamers Support Office with our partners have compiled many resources and information about scholarship opportunities for students regardless of their status. Due to how often scholarship deadlines change, you won't find links to specific awards here, but we encourage you to reach out to our office for the most up-to-date scholarship information we have available.
Through the generosity of the Miramar Foundation, faculty, staff, departments, campus organizations, and private citizens, the Miramar College Scholarship Office is pleased to offer a variety of student scholarships. We encourage all students to apply!
To apply for internal scholarships, you will need to create your online profile on the San Diego Miramar College Scholarship Opportunities homepage at sdmiramar.academicworks.com. If you need help registering, use this step-by-step guide to creating an account.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis using criteria set by sponsors and donors. Scholarships are available to qualified students based on need, merit, major, and/or educational goals. An announcement of recipients will be made once students are selected and notified, typically by the end of March. The Miramar Scholarship Award Ceremony takes place in April.
The 2022/23 Undocu-Scholarship Activity Booklet is here! Pick up your workbook from either the Dreamers Office (K1-304) or the Financial Aid Office (K1-312), or you can download a digital copy using the teal button below.
Immigrants Rising Scholarships
There are many scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship. Use Immigrants Rising’s List of Scholarships and Fellowships along with additional databases to identify those that you are eligible to apply for. Immigrants Rising regularly updates their list of about 500 scholarships and 100 fellowships open to undocumented folks.
To search for scholarships and fellowships curated by Immigrants Rising click here.
Scholarships can help you cover the cost of attending college. Immigrants Rising scholarship resources are open to undocumented students regardless of immigration status. The Undocumented Student Budget Worksheet is a great tool to help plan your educational financing plan, too.
ICYMI: Scholarship Webinar
In case you missed our Scholarship Resources for Immigrants Webinar, we have provided an abridged version. Watch the video below to learn more about scholarship resources available to undocumented and immigrant students at Miramar College and use the Undocu Scholarships Workbook to keep your award search organized.