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Scholarship Opportunity for Undocumented Students

TheDream.US is committed to ensuring that undocumented students have the opportunity of a college education and meaningful careers that will enable them to help rebuild our economy.

On November 1, TheDream.US opened their 2022-23 Scholarship Programs for students who have DACA, TPS, or who have arrived in the country before November 1, 2016 (more than 5 years ago) and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria. 

Undocumented students who meet our eligibility criteria, and are graduating from high school or community college in Spring 2022, can apply for the National Scholarship. This award is for up to $33,000 to obtain a bachelor's degree at one of our 70+ Partner Colleges across the country.

If you are eligible, please visit  TheDream.US site to apply.

The application for the National Scholarship closes on February 28, 2022!


Colleges for LGBTQIA+, DACA, & Undocumented Students

LGBTQIA+ Students

College Facilities

Recommendations on college facilities to evaluate when you visit/research a particular college:

  • Residence Halls (Do they have gender neutral housing?)
  • Bathrooms (Are there single stall bathrooms in every building, etc.)
  • Campus Climate (Where geographically is the campus located?
  • Academically, can you identify programs that explore and educate students about gender identity, feminism, etc.)


  • The more information there is about non-gender conforming students, programs, and facilities available on a college website, the more likely they are to accommodate LGBTIA+ students
  • Campus Healthcare: Does it also cover hormone replacement therapy?
  • Name Changes: Depending on the school, you may need to contact the registrar, title IX officer and/or residence hall before you arrive 
  • Institutional Support: Is there a resource center for LGBTQIA+ students? 

Colleges to Check Out

  • Evergreen State College
  • Bard College
  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • SF State
  • Hofstra University
  • Reed College
  • Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • USC
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • University of Oregon
DACA/Undocumented Students

Tips for Researching Colleges

  • California has the highest percentage of colleges serving undocumented and DACA students (so you are in the right place). I recommend starting your college search in California
  • Look for sanctuary campuses or HSIs (Hispanic serving institutions)
  • Immigrants Rising is a GREAT resource that I encourage you to use--especially for scholarships
  • Make an appointment with Mr. Walters for some help

Financial Aid

  • Starting October 1st, you can fill out the DREAM Act. It's the state equivalent of the FAFSA (which you cannot fill out)
  • AB540- If you qualify for AB540, you can qualify for in state tuition
  • If your parents are undocumented, but you are a US citizen then you will fill out FAFSA
  • If you are an academically competitive student, you should consider applying to a private college or university. Quite have small cohorts of undocumented students, and upon admission offer amazing financial aid

Colleges to Checkout

  • The entire UC system
  • Pitzer College
  • Smith College
  • All CSUs
  • Wesleyan
  • Tufts
  • Stanford
  • Reed College
  • Whitman College