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Scholarships for undocumented students in California?

Hey everyone! I'm an undocumented student living in California, and I was wondering if someone could help me find some scholarships specifically geared toward students like me. Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad you're searching for scholarship opportunities. There are indeed scholarships available for undocumented students in California.

1. TheDream.US National Scholarship: This scholarship is specifically for Dreamers who are DACA or TPS beneficiaries and first-time college students. The award covers tuition and fees up to $16,500 for an associate’s degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Visit their website for more information: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

2. California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Scholarship: This is a scholarship designed for DACA-mented or undocumented students from California who want to study abroad in Mexico. It aims to provide cross-cultural experiences and strengthen leadership skills. You can learn more about the program here: https://immigrantsrising.org/resource/california-mexico-dreamers-study-abroad-program/

3. The Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship: This scholarship is for immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status, who are graduating from a New York City high school. Awards range from $2,500 to $20,000 and are renewable. For more information, visit their website: https://ascendfundny.org

4. California Dream Act: While not a scholarship, the California Dream Act allows eligible undocumented students to apply for and receive state-based financial aid, such as Cal Grants and Board of Governor’s Fee waivers. Visit https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ to learn more and apply.

5. Immigrants Rising Scholarship and Fellowship Lists: Immigrants Rising compiles lists of scholarships and fellowships specifically designed for undocumented students. You can explore their educational resources and find scholarships here: https://immigrantsrising.org/resources/#

These are just a few examples of the scholarships available to undocumented students in California. It's important to remember that you may also be eligible for a wide variety of scholarships open to all students regardless of immigration status. Keep searching and applying for scholarships to maximize the available opportunities.

Best of luck!

7 months ago

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