Scholarships for Undocumented Students

SB 6523: The REAL Hope Act (WASFA)

On February 26, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523). This new law expanded eligibility for the Washington College Grant (formerly known as the State Need Grant) to non–citizens who qualify for in-state tuition under HB 1079 (and now SB 5194) and meet other eligibility requirements. 

SU Scholarships

All undocumented students are eligible for our Merit-Based Scholarships, Costco Scholarship and Sullivan Leadership Award. For additional information/requirements on the above-mentioned scholarships, please see our scholarship page.

Washington State offers financial aid to students who are not eligible for federal financial aid because of immigration status. Students only have to fill out one application, either the FAFSA or WASFA depending on their immigration status. If a student is undocumented or has DACA, the WASFA might be the best application to fill out.

To learn more, visit this webpage by the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Outside Scholarships

This is a non-exhaustive list of scholarships undocumented students are eligible for, intended for students, parents, and educators. Seattle University and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are not a direct provider of the scholarships on this list. If you are interested in any of the scholarships listed here, please contact the organization directly using the information provided.

If you find incorrect or outdated information, or if you are an organization interested in adding your scholarship to this scholarship guide, please e-mail the MOSAIC Center (