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ESOL Scholarships

Collins Fund for English Language Learners Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

With the goal of providing financial support to graduating ELL high school seniors who have a desire to continue their post-secondary education at an accredited U.S. institution, the Collins Fund for English Language Learners Scholarship grants $1,000 so that students have greater opportunities for higher education. Qualified candidates must be English language learners, have been accepted at a two or four-year college, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or GEM standard average score of 650.

Contact

Collins Fund for English Language Learners Scholarship

1618 SW First Avenue Suite 505

Portland, OR 97201

(503) 227-7171

information@collinsfoundation.org



Communicate and Connect Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: May 15th

Sponsored by Rosetta Stone, the Communicate and Connect Scholarship Essay Contest offers up to $3,000 for graduating English as a Second Language (ESL) high school seniors who compose the best original 500-word essay describing how learning English impacted their life and opened up a world of possibilities. Contest participants must be full-time matriculated high school seniors, plan on enrolling in an accredited U.S. higher learning institution, and hold citizenship status or have an official student visa.

Contact

Communicate and Connect Scholarship Essay Contest

1919 North Lynn St. 7th Floor

Arlington, VA 22209

(800) 767-3882

rbrennan@rosettastone.com



Educate It Forward ELL Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: May 14th

For outstanding graduating high school seniors of Hispanic or Latino descent, the Educate It Forward ELL Hispanic Heritage Scholarship is presented annually for $1,000 to Limited English Proficient students who are seeking the opportunity to overcome challenges for achieving the biggest life accomplishment: earning a college degree. Candidates must be nominated by an ELL teacher, be currently or formerly enrolled as an ELL secondary student, and demonstrate extraordinary academic commitment.

See also: 25 Great Scholarships for Hispanic Students

Contact

Educate It Forward ELL Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

869 Midwood Drive

North Bellmore, NY 11710

(631) 412-7193



English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarship Program

Deadline: August 13th

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarship Program covers tuition and provides a modest monthly stipend to native speakers of other languages who are seeking the opportunity to achieve professional proficiency in English for pursuing a career in the U.S. government. Preference will be given to native speakers of Arabic, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Igbo, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Somali, Swahili, and Urdu who have English skills at level 2+ on the ILR scale.

Contact

English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarship Program

1400 K St. NW Suite 650

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 687-4455

info@ehlsprogram.org



The Dream.US National Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 31st

For highly motivated dreamers who want to get a college education, the Dream US National Scholarship Fund provides up to $25,000 to graduating high school ESL or ELL students who are applying to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at partnering colleges in New York City, Miami, Washington D.C., El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, and online. Qualified candidates must be first-time college students with less than 12 credits, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and meet all Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) criteria.

Contact

The Dream.US National Scholarship Fund

One Scholarship Way

Saint Peter, MN 56082

(507) 931-1682

THEDREAM.US@scholarshipamerica.org



Toyota Latino English Language Learning Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

With the goal of helping non-native English speakers become successful in their academic lives while fostering their cultural identity, the Toyota Latino English Language Learning Foundation Scholarship offers up to $1,000 to deserving ELL students who have a desire to continue their higher education at an accredited area college. Eligible Hispanic English language learners must submit a two-page personal statement, an official transcript, one letter of recommendation, and proof of community service involvement.

Contact

Toyota Latino English Language Learning Foundation Scholarship

P.O. Box 19975

Cincinnati, OH 45219

(513) 509-4245

ellfoundationcinci@gmail.com



Arkansas-Based Scholarships 

(most but not all relate to NW Arkansas)


Arkansas Challenge Scholarship


ARK TESOL Scholarship