Welcome to TheDream.US’ resource library. Here you will find a list of links, toolkits, guides, references and other information pertinent to DREAMers.
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE TO EDUCATE DREAMERS
Working with on-the-ground partners, the initiative will provide full scholarships to DACA students to pursue associate and bachelor’s degree programs through SNHU’s competency-based education program, College for America.
After the Elections- Effective Practices to Support Scholars
We have assembled a list of how other colleges are supporting our Scholars and other undocumented students (last updated 11/29).
Modern States Education Alliance
Modern States is a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more accessible and affordable and for everyone. It offers a catalog of tuition-free online courses for 40+ core freshman subjects, which enable learners to earn traditional academic credits at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Taught by professors from leading universities, Modern States courses prepare students for the well-accepted Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams from the College Board. https://modernstates.org/
15 Things Educators Can Do To Protect Undocumented Students and Their Families The following is a guide with 15 concrete things educators, school support staff, and communities can do to help protect undocumented students and their families.
Title: Navigating Graduate School: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students
Guide details legal and practical concerns of undocumented students who wish to pursue graduate school. Topics addressed include the application process, accessing financial aid, transportation, employment, taxes and resources for support.
Webinar: “Supporting Undocumented Students via Resource Centers: What Institutions can Learn from New Research and Best Practices”
TheDream.US, The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, and the UndocuScholars Project at UCLA co-sponsored this webinar presenting the findings of two new studies: “In Their Own Words, Higher Education, DACA & TPS: Results from a National Survey of TheDream.US Scholars;” and “Undocumented Student Resource Centers (USRCs): Institutional Supports for Undocumented Students.” Leaders from USRCs discuss their effective practices and how to start, run, and sustain these centers.
NACAC’s KNOWLEDGE CENTER
NACAC is dedicated to providing counseling and admission professionals with the expert advice and tools they need to better serve students and improve the college transition process. They have a Knowledge Center where you can find more information on Undocumented and Immigrant and Refugee students.
Protecting Our Students
The AFT is is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families, and the community. The AFT has a dedicated page with information on DACA, immigration, and other support services for educators. You can visit their site: https://www.aft.org/our-community/immigration
Affordable Colleges Guide for Undocumented Students
Affordable Colleges Online provides community resources and tools related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Affordable Colleges has a section and resource for Undocumented Students, check it out here: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/undocumented-college-student-resources/
Supporting & Protecting Undocumented Students
The Community for Accredited Online Schools is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education. Learn more about us
Scholarship, Financial Aid, In-State Tuition Info
Golden Doors Scholars Scholarship
Scholarships for undocumented students. Visit Website »
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Fund has awarded well over 1,200 scholarships to students who represent the spirit and commitment Marian, Hockey and Norton brought to the movement for peace and justice. This scholarship is opened to undocumented students. Visit Website »
10,000 Degrees – Undocumented Students
A California based organization dedicated to achieving educational equity, and support students with a need to access and complete higher education to positively impact their communities and the world. View Website »
MALDEF SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE – 2020-2021
In this page you will find: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students. View Website »
Harvard College Act on a Dream’s
A searchable scholarship database for undocumented students. View Website »
Scholarship for Illinois Dreamers
Scholarship list for undocumented students that live in Illinois. View Website »
For Undergraduates: A list which contains 344 undergraduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. View Website »
For Graduate/post-graduate: A list of 302 graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. View Website »
MBA Scholarship Guide
The following website has a scholarship listings that cover all MBA students, minority students, women, and veterans.
The guide also includes sections on improving chances of landing a scholarship, common mistakes to avoid, and additional tips from MBA students who successfully secured the financial aid they needed to complete their degree. View Website »
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Programs and scholarship opportunities by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus opened to Undocumented students. View Website »
List of Scholarships listed are organized by month and due date. View Website »
IME Becas is a program of the Government of Mexico that seeks to expand educational opportunities for Mexicans abroad. View Website »
CharterUp National Scholarship For Immigrants And Refugees
Details: Only one scholarship is awarded each year. This scholarship is non-renewable and can be applied to one academic year.
Applicants must be born outside of the U.S and currently enrolled (or accepted) as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S college or university. High school seniors intending to enroll are also eligible. Recent transcript must show a weighted GPA of 3.4 or greater. The scholarship applicant must submit a 500 word essay that declares his/her personal vision and demonstrates the potential to achieve that vision. Please also submit one recommendation along with each essay. Undocumented students can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship, Financial Aid, In-State Tuition Info (Grad)
Graduate and Professional Schools
University of California, Davis
The University of California, Davis attracts applicants for admission to graduate programs from all over the world. UC Davis is committed to recognizing and nurturing merit and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in academics. The following guidelines summarize issues related to student financial support for applicants to graduate study.
AB 540 and Undocumented Status: Guidelines for Graduate Admission and Student Financial Support
University of California, Mered
Prospective Undocumented Graduate Student FAQ
List of Graduate Scholarships (Includes Bay Area, California, And National Scholarships)
List of Graduate Scholarships That Don’t Require Proof Of U.S. Citizenship Or Legal Permanent Residency
The UndocuGrads Series
The UndocuGrads Series, with support from UndocuScholars, recently commissioned undocumented students in graduate school to share advice and reflections about navigating graduate school as an undocumented student.
Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD) is a rapidly growing network and community of over 800 health career-bound undocumented students across 42 different states, representing various career health and science interests. Resources that can be found on this website: Medical School for Undocumented Students, Residency for Undocumented Students, Scholarship List, Pre-Health Internship List, Career Pathways Chart, etc.
Financial Aid Guides
Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic Students
An overall overview that looks into best colleges, testimonials, and information for unauthorized Hispanic students. View Website »
¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success
A department of Education guided created to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process. View Website »
Campus Progress “Removing Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students” Guide
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Resources
Hispanic Scholarship Fund resource page where you can find other scholarships for undocumented students. View Website »
National Immigration Law Center’s Resources for educators, parents, and students View Website »
Minnesota Guide Great for All Students
An encouraging guide with useful, MN focused, and detailed information for MN undocumented students. Download PDF »
Questions and Answers About Paying for College
If you’re an undocumented student, you probably have questions about college costs. Here are answers to some common questions undocumented students have about paying for college. View Website »
Generation Progress Scholarships for Undocumented Students
A small list of scholarships that have an upcoming deadline and that are open to undocumented students. View Website »
FINAID-Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students
A page which contains information about financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students. View Website »
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF created this page specifically for undocumented students ”Dreamers,” to reply to inquiries about eligibility for scholarships. 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 up January 1st to March 30th. View Website »
Information On In-state tuition:
Several states currently have laws permitting certain undocumented students who have attended and graduated from their primary and secondary schools to pay the same tuition rate as their classmates at public institutions of higher education. See a list of resources and information on the states that have in-state tuition.
A map which show A state-by-state analysis of how states treat undocumented students who want to go to public colleges. View Website »
NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators) is a bipartisan group committed to the success of all legislators and staff. Their mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. They keep track of all 50 state policies on in-state tuition. View Website »
Toolkit with Information on Access to Postsecondary Education For DREAMers
This toolkit includes, Maps: State Laws & Policies on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants, Table: Laws & Policies Improving Access to Higher Education for Immigrants, States with Pending Bills on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants, and Model Language: Tuition Equity; View Website »
Texas In-state Tuition Guide View Website »
Florida In-state Tuition Information View Website »