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Scholarships for Undocumented Students from CollegeGreenlight

SloganUndocumented students are students in the United States who were born abroad and are not US citizens or legal residents. These students are guaranteed an education in US public schools through grade 12, but they often face legal and financial challenges in their pursuit of higher education. Contrary to what some of these students may think, there is no federal or state law that prohibits undocumented students from attending US colleges.

Our friends at College Greenlight have tools and services that are specially tailored to undocumented students and other underrepresented students, such as minorities and first-generation students. If you’re an undocumented student or know one, check out and share College Greenlight’s awesome list of 26 Scholarships for Undocumented Americans!

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Scholarships for Veterans

pThank-you-veterans-dayIt’s Veteran’s Day, and we here at Cappex are celebrating those who worked so hard and sacrificed for our country. We’ve put together a list of scholarships for veterans in hopes of helping those who have already helped us so much.

1. AMVETS Scholarships

AMVETS (American Veterans)
Award: $1,000
For veterans, active duty military members, their children/grandchildren, and children/grandchildren of deceased veterans

2. “Launch Your Dreams” Scholarship Competition

GO*VETS Foundation
Award: $2,500
For veterans and their spouses and children

3. Tillman Military Scholars

Pat Tillman Foundation
Award: varies
For veteran and active duty members of the US military and their spouses

4. Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank – Fifth Third Bank Memorial Scholarship

Heart of a Marine Foundation
Award: $2,000
For discharged military personnel who are returning to civilian life and continuing their education; veterans also encouraged to apply

5. FRA Education Foundation Scholarship Program

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
Award: $1,000 – $5,000
For Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel and their families

6. JWV National Achievement Program

Jewish War Veterans of the USA
Award: $1,000 – $2,500
For current service members and veterans

7. Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Veterans United Foundation
Award: $2,000
For current active duty military service members, honorably discharged veterans, and their children and spouses

8. Military Award Program

Imagine American Foundation
Award: $1,000
For active duty, reservist, honorably discharged, and retired veterans of the US military; must enroll in a participating college for career training purposes

9. Military College Scholarship
Award: $2,500
For military students and for children with parents serving in the US Armed Forces

10. Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation
Award: varies
For military members who sustained serious injuries in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001

11. Google SVA Scholarship

Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Award: $10,000
For student veterans or students on Active Duty who received an honorable discharge or are currently in good standing with their branch of service; must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field

12. Raytheon Patriot Scholarship

Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Award: $10,000
For student veterans or students on Active Duty who received an honorable discharge or are currently in good standing with their branch of service; must be pursuing a degree in engineering or a closely related field

13. Hardy Wolf & Downing Scholarship Award

Hardy Wolf & Downing Injury Lawyers
Award: $100 – $2,500
For active and retired military members and their immediate family members who are pursuing an education in the field of law

To find more scholarships for veterans, make sure you’ve indicated your military affiliation in your Cappex scholarship search criteria! Here’s how: log in to your Cappex account, click on Scholarships, and click the orange “Get More Matches Now” button. Check your military affiliation under “Employment” and/or check the “Veteran” option under “Qualifications.” 

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Scholarships and Programs for Halloween Lovers


Do you really get into Halloween? I mean do you really get into it? Going all out with your makeup, costume, and theatricals? If you’ve got the creative talent to completely nail your costume and successfully scare your friends, these programs and scholarships might be of interest to you!

Costume Design

Halloween isn’t complete without a great costume. If you’re interested in the field of costume design, you can major in it! There are a few select schools across the country that offer a major in costume design. For example, Carnegie Mellon University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree options in costume design, Webster University offers a BFA in Costume Design, and Stephens College offers a BFA in Theatrical Costume Design. If you decide to pursue this degree option for the long term, check out the Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award for students entering graduate school for costume design and/or technology.



While Halloween isn’t complete without a costume, costumes aren’t complete without make-up! Programs that specialize in make-up specifically, are not usually available at traditional colleges and universities. Instead, you’d have to look at private or specialty schools, like the Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. They offer the Legends of Makeup Scholarship, a $10,000 award towards tuition at the school. Also, the Douglas Education Center in Pennsylvania, and the Academy of Makeup Arts in Nashville offer special effects make-up programs. Regardless of where you choose to attend school, check out the PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship, for students planning to enter the cosmetology profession.

Acting and Theater

Getting the full effect of your Halloween costume sometimes requires a bit of acting and theatrics. If you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue acting as a career, there are many colleges that offer degree programs in acting. Check out our Acting Major page to learn more about the acting major and the colleges and universities that offer programs of study in acting. Also be sure to apply for the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship, for students pursuing a career in the performing arts.

From all of us here at Cappex, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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