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Funding Opportunities

Scholarships and grants for DACA and Undocumented Students

  • (WASFA) Washington Application for State Financial Aid 

    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. 

          *Please note that the information provided by the student to the institution and the WASFA is protected and will not be                   shared with a third party, since it is protected through FERPA.

          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 2014-2015 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"

  • MALDEFThe 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.