Various Ventura County Scholarships
IDEAS was established at UCSB in 2006 by undocumented students that felt an absence in
representation on the UCSB campus and longed for a support group. IDEAS provides financial, academic, and emotional support to all of our students through scholarships, workshops, and by simply having a safe place for undocumented student to share their experiences.
Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students
While scholarship opportunities for undocumented students seem scarce, there are opportunities nonetheless. Not all scholarships will explicitly call for “undocumented” students – they may require students to have a specific status such as DACA, AB 540, etc. Some scholarships may not even ask about immigration status or citizenship, so you may qualify for those scholarships if you are currently undocumented. Make sure to check your state’s immigration laws and policies when applying for scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
Many teachers and counselors want to help undocumented students but don’t know how. Here are a few resources and scholarships. Tells students about the Golden Door Scholars.
HSF has created this page specifically for undocumented students (Dreamers,) as we get many inquiries about eligibility for scholarships. Effective immediately, students who have obtained DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, are eligible and can now apply for HSF’s General Scholarship during this scholarship term. Scholarships open January 1st to March 30th.
Information on private schools for undocumented students
A guide for undocumented students to scholarships for higher education
A comprehensive resource for undocumented students online
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