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Resources for Undocumented Students

$25,000 Scholarship for Dreamers


Deadline March 17, 2015!!!! 

 

A Scholarship for Dreamers who have the Determination to Succeed in College and Life:

 

Many Dreamers share the American dream of obtaining a college education that will allow them to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty. Unfortunately, these Dreamers are unable to achieve this dream because they cannot access any federal financial aid and otherwise lack the financial resources to go to college. We want to change that.

 

The Dream.US Scholarship Program awards scholarships to Dreamers who have DACA or TPS status and who have demonstrated significant unmet financial need and the determination to succeed in college and in life. We recognize that, given life circumstances, a Dreamer’s academic record may not fully reflect the student’s ability to succeed. For this reason, we place greater emphasis on a student’s demonstrated determination to succeed than on a student’s grades and test scores.

 

To apply , eligible students must:

1)    Meet AB 540 requirements

2)    Have DACA or TPS eligibility

3)    Significant Financial Need

4)    Show Academic Promise

5)    Demonstrate Determination and Perseverance

6)    Live in San Mateo, Santa Clara, or San Francisco County

 

TheDREAM.US is ALSO offering scholarships for students attending the following colleges:  

  • Evergreen Community College
  • De Anza College
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • California State University – East Bay
  • University California, Santa Cruz

For more information please visit http://www.thedream.us/scholars/

LATA Scholarship!

Latin American Teachers Association has a scholarship opportunity for Latino seniors.

No GPA requirement.

 

Application and essay due by Friday, April 3, 2015

Visit www.latasf.org

Email: sflata@yahoo.com

 

Please come to the College & Career Center for the application and assistance!

I am more than happy to help you brainstorm essay ideas and give you feedback.

AB540: Applying for CSU

Check out this link for all info!

http://www.csuchico.edu/fa/categories/ab540.shtml

Information for Undocumented Students

DEFERRED ACTION AND WORK AUTHORIZATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH

 

There is a new application in place for undocumented youth that will allow them protection from deportation and the chance to obtain a work permit and driver's license.  Our community based organizations are eager to support SFUSD students in this process.

Deferred Action and Work Authorization for Undocumented Youth

President Obama announced on June 15, 2012 that he will halt all deportations of eligible undocumented youth and allow them the opportunity to apply for work authorization for a renewable 2-year period. 

Students are qualified for Deferred Action if they:

  1. Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday;
  2. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;  
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012
  5. Undocumented or out of status before June 15, 2012
  6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

The application forms are available online :http://1.usa.gov/NBiEGb

Applicants must provide supporting documentation with the application (a basic checklist is attached for reference).  All information provided in the application will be confidential.

Application Fees:  $465 for work authorization and biometrics (fingerprinting).  There may be funding support for this fee. Please check with SFILEN for updates.

We advise that students interested in applying consult with a licensed attorney.  Please advise students and families not to consult with notarios or fraudulent legal advisers. Many community organizations in the SF Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN) will be providing FREE legal services and form filling assistance.   Attached is a list of organizations in SF that are providing free legal assistance.

SFILEN will also be working with Mission High School to organize a Community Forum on Saturday, September 8th to serve any families and young people with the application process.

For more information, please contact any of our organizations listed or SFILEN's office line

(415) 282.6209 ext.115.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

These scholarships are primarily for undocumented (AB540) students.

For a list of AB540 scholarships, visit: http://www.e4fc.org/images/E4FC_Scholarships.pdf