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Dreamer Resources

California Dream Act 

The California Dream Act is an application that allows qualified students the ability to apply for in-state financial aid, be eligible for school-funded scholarships, and/or the California College Promise Grant within the community colleges, vocational programs, private schools, and public universities in California.  

A student must meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for the California Dream Act:


" REGARDLESS of YOUR  documentation status", EVERYONE CAN go to college or PURSUE a vocational career 


Dreamer Student Resources



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. 

3. United We Dream Scholarships

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

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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. 


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 from January 1st to March 30th.


Information on private schools for undocumented students 

8. An application app for undocumented students find scholarship opportunities through a mobile app 

9.  A comprehensive resource for undocumented students online

10. MALFEF Scholarship Resources 

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment,  immigrant rights, and political access. Information and Scholarships. 


11. Immigrants Rising List of Scholarships and Fellowships- resources-