Apply Now! Undocumented Scholars Award

The First Gen Next Gen Scholarship, made possible by the First Gen Next Gen Fund, was established in 2016 through student advocacy and a consortium of donors in order to provide educational programming, scholarships, and emergency assistance to students whose immigration status might otherwise hinder them from accessing higher education.

As we continue to increase efforts for outreach and support of students at Mason who are undocumented or are protected by DACA or TPS, we have learned that we are not reaching enough students through our current methods of email, word of mouth, and social media.

In hopes to increase our reach and our target audience clear, we renamed the scholarship to the Undocumented Scholars Award!


Eligibility: Current degree-seeking Mason student who identifies as undocumented, or has protected statuses such as DACA, TPS, or have asylum status pending.

Application open from Mar. 15 – May 31 

Submit your application on the Mason Academic Works website: 

  1. Complete the General Application
  2. Complete the “Undocumented  Scholars Award” application

If you have any questions about the application or your eligibility, contact us at