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DREAMers Resources

Guide for Undocumented / AB-540 / DACA Students

Scholarship Resources

Scholarship Resources‚Äč

  • Act on a Dream focuses on providing immigrant youth with equal access to educational opportunities. Provides database for searching scholarships.
  • TheDream.US website to learn more about scholarship opportunities
  • E4FC scholarship resources for undocumented students
  • MALDEF Latino legal civil rights organization. MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.
  • My (un)documented Life My (un)documented Life is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants. Here, you will find the latest on scholarship opportunities, immigration news, ways in navigating the educational system, and more.
  • SALEF Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund. Scholarship fund for Central American and Latino students, including AB 540 students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998  
  • Scholarships A-Z ALL students can go to college, regardless of immigration status. And yes, there are scholarships available too. Scholarships listed are organized by month and due date. Select the month you’re looking for on the top of the chart. Search for due dates, contact info, amounts, and requirements.

Additional Resources

  • This site is designed to address the most common questions raised by unprotected immigrant students who want a better future.
  • California Dream Network statewide network of existing and emerging college campus organizations who actively address undocumented student issues and who work to create broader social change around immigration reform and access to higher education
  • CARECEN Immigrant rights organization based in LA. Provides community organizing, workshops, classes and legal services.
  • CHIRLA Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). Civic engagement, Community Education, Legal Immigration Services, Organizing and Policy & Advocacy work.
  • Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals
  • I Can Afford College Statewide, financial aid awareness initiative sponsored by the California Community Colleges
  • United We Dream Immigrant youth building a movement for justice
  • California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website to apply for the CA Dream Act Application for financial aid
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