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DACA/Undocumented Support 

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MALDEF- Scholarship Guide

MALDEF is pleased to provide you with this extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status or require a valid social security number.  The overview of scholarships provided includes website links that you are advised to visit for more complete details as it is not practical to list every requirement of each scholarship. Please read through, or download, the information here and select scholarships that are applicable to you.


DREAMer's Roadmap

"Dreamers Roadmap is a free national mobile app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. "

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My Undocumented Life

"My Undocumented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers."

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Campus Resources for Undocumented Students (CA)

"Use the interactive map to find information about campus centers for undocumented students, support programs, website addresses with relevant information, and contact information of undocumented allies/liaisons. This information is critical to improve access and success for undocumented students in higher education."

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The Dream.US

The DREAM.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers.Working with our partners, we provide scholarships to highly-motivated DREAMers to help them pay for their college education.

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Betancourt Macias
Family Scholarship

The Betancourt-Macias Family Scholarship Foundation was founded to support the educational endeavors of undocumented people. Beyond financial support through scholarships, we also host community events to bring happiness and joy to our undocumented community during such times of distress. Our foundation also provides workshops for allies to learn how to support undocumented students. And lastly, we provide workshops for students as well as healing and reflection circles for our youth of color. 

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Cappex/College Greenlight

College Greenlight is a great resource for to explore. They have a blog of colleges that meet 100% of financial need for undocumented students. Check it out by clicking below!

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Immigrants Rising

"Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community."

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An Undocumented Student Guide to College In Michigan

Super helpful resource for students in Michigan!

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"This handbook is designed for school counselors, student advocates,
and secondary students, in particular those who are undocumented.
Although the legislative information provided varies by state, the generic
academic, fundraising, and extracurricular tips are applicable to a typical
high school audience.

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Golden Door Scholars

"As a Golden Door Scholar, each DACA student receives a scholarship empowering her or him to earn a bachelor's degree and pursue a dream career. Eligible students may be high school seniors, recent high school graduates, or currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree."

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Mexican-American Dream Scholarship

"The purpose of this scholarship is to promote the importance of superior education among COFEM members and AB 540 students, usually called “dreamers”. Most of the scholarships given to date have been for “dreamers”, which are the perfect example of how important it is to get involved in the American society. With this in mind we invite those to the unique opportunity to sponsor such hardworking students through donations that will directly impact students' educational experience."

College Friends

Higher Ed Guide to Tuition, Financial Aid & Other Funding for
Undocumented Students

"FAQs for Public and Private Colleges and

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The Esperanza Education Fund

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community. The Esperanza Education Fund will award scholarship for students to attend public colleges or universities or community colleges. The scholarships range from $5000 to $20,000, depending on financial need.

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Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling

College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students in Illinois.


College Board- Getting Started 

"Q and A’s on paying for college and things undocumented students need to know about college."

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