About the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance

The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance (IUYA) is a youth-led organization that seeks to empower immigrants to achieve higher education and engage in the community to demand more just and humane policies that affect undocumented families. We believe we can build power by organizing at the local and statewide levels, all while providing resources to support undocumented students and their families, and creating meaningful alliances with other advocacy organizations. Our network is made up of undocumented and documented youth, allies, and affiliate organizations.

About the IUYA Scholarship

The IUYA Scholarship is funded by community members that support undocumented Hoosiers. The scholarship is only available to undocumented students with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS), who reside in Indiana, demonstrate financial need, and are pursuing higher education. Ten scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 in installments of $500 during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. 


  • Must be an undocumented person residing in Indiana
  • Must provide proof of academic enrollment at an institution in Indiana by July 1, 2021
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Application Materials

  • Completed Application
  • One recommendation letter (i.e.  a community leader, educational instructor, or professional supervisor)
  • An official or unofficial transcript from your current school
  • Financial Need Response
  • Essay Question Response

Please note: You will not be able to save and return to an incomplete application. Please first review the PDF version of the application at the link below and have your responses prepared before starting the online application form. Set aside plenty of time and use a reliable internet connection. If you have any concerns about submitting an online application please contact us at scholarship@iuya.org.

2021 IUYA Scholarship Application PDF

2021 IUYA Scholarship Application Form Link

Application Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Your online application and required materials must be received no later than the ​April 23, 2021, 11:59 PM deadline​. If you have any questions, please contact ​scholarship@iuya.org​. We anticipate notifying all applicants of the award decisions in June or early July. Best of luck!

A special thank you to everyone who provided support to make this scholarship possible!