The Undocumented Student Scholarship

Pitzer College established the Undocumented Student Scholarship in honor of students who are ineligible for federal financial aid. The need-based, four-year scholarship is awarded to top-performing non-American students who attend high school in California and are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The scholarship is given annually to a student who embodies the core values and mission of Pitzer College. The Undocumented Student Scholar will have the opportunity to realize their dreams and pursue an education regardless of citizenship status.

A successful applicant for this scholarship meets the following criteria:

  1. Is not a permanent resident or citizen of the US
  2. Has attended a California high school for the entirety of his or her high school career (four years)
  3. Has achieved a minimum academic GPA of 3.7 while taking a challenging curriculum
  4. Has actively participated in the community through activities that demonstrate community service, leadership and/or talent
  5. Embodies at least one of the five core values of Pitzer College (Social Responsibility, Intercultural Understanding, Interdisciplinary Learning, Student Engagement and Environmental Sustainability)

Applicants will not be considered until they have completed the Common Application and the CSS PROFILE for financial aid. Please note that students eligible for The Undocumented Student Scholarship are not required to submit the Passport and Statement of Financial Responsibility as those documents are only for non-US citizens or permanent residents seeking a student visa. If you have questions about your status or need to update your application documentation, please contact the appropriate offices. Pitzer College protects the privacy of its applicants.

Office of Admission
(909) 621-8129
[email protected]

Office of Financial Aid
(909) 621-8208
[email protected]

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