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Scholarships and grants for DACA and Undocumented Students
On February 26, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523), also known as the Washington Dream Act. Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, this new law expands eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to non-citizens who meet the program’s eligibility requirements in addition to HB1079. For HB1079 eligibility requirements Click here.
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Important! For every academic year you plan to be in college you must submit an application if you would like to receive financial assistance.
Beyond Dreaming Scholarship- The 2015 Beyond Dreaming Scholarship list for Undocumented students in Washington State is now available. Click Here to find scholarships you may qualify for.
Calling All Colors Scholarship – To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an active Calling All Colors club member. The club meets every Tuesday, 12:30-1:20 in room L-204. The club offers volunteer opportunities and leadership development, all while having fun! Take advantage of this great opportunity and boost up your resume. Scholarships are offered for fall, winter and spring quarters.
Skagit Valley College Foundation Scholarships – Skagit Valley College Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students seeking degrees. Applications will be accepted from January until March. Check again earlier in the year for the 2015-2016 academic year deadlines and how to apply. http://www.skagit.edu/news.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_136
Opportunity Grant- Any DACA student who also has the HB1097 tuition waiver and is interested in the following fields”: Allied Health Education (includes Nursing), Welding, Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Manufacturing or Office Administration and Accounting Technologies may receive funds to cover tuition and mandatory fees up to 45 credits and up to $1000 for books and supplies for per academic year through the Opportunity Grant. Click here for more information on the Opportunity Grant and its requirements: http://www.skagit.edu/news.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_2768 "Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015"
DREAMer's RoadMap: will be a mobile app available for Android and Apple users that will help undocumented students find scholarship opportunities they are eligible for. Here users will be able to get information on upcoming scholarships available to them. They will receive a push notification to remind them when the application for a scholarship is due, users will also be able to add scholarships that they know of that are not in our database. Our goal for the first year is to reach 10,000 DREAMers and have them apply to at least 2 scholarships.
MALDEF- The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America. MALDEF has developed a Scholarship Resource Guide to support high school, college, and graduate students in their attainment of a higher education. This is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators. Download MALDEF'S 2014-2015 Scholarship Resource Guide!
National Scholarships- Educators for Fair Consideration provides a list of scholarhips that don't require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.Scholarships in this section are either open to students across the nation or have a broad geographic eligibility critieria. Check with EACH scholarship individually to find out the exact due date. For a list of national scholarships go to page 20. Click here to download the 2013-2014 list.
TheDream.US- Undocumented youth who will be first time college students or who will transfer to a four-year university to finish a bachelor's degree. The Dream US, is a national organization with $32 million to help young people. This scholarship only applies to certain states.
Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarships in Labor Studies- The scholarship is awarded yearly to students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply. Deadline is May 18, 2015
Latino Education & Advocacy Days (LEAD) Organization has again partnered with TheDream.US to help spread the word about college scholarships that are available to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. If you are chosen as a DREAM Scholar, you must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship. The in-state tuition requirement does not apply to DREAM Scholars who attend one of our private Partner Colleges or Kaplan University, as there are no residency restrictions for these colleges. Scholars who wish to attend ASU Online must live in Arizona.
For a list of the partner colleges and descriptions please click here: Partner College List and Descriptions