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    Welcome to your PXU hub of information for DACA students, Dreamers (undocumented students), and students Stuck in the FAFSA process.

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    Golden Door Scholars 

    Last year we partnered with Golden Door Scholars who awarded 107 scholarships worth $40,000 each (a total of $4,000,000) to Dreamers (students with DACA status) nationwide. 
    We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Golden Door Scholars again this year to help award scholarships to another 50 Dreamers from across the country!
    There are deadlines as to when you can apply!
    Dear students,

    Golden Door Scholars is offering 50 scholarships worth up to $40,000 each to Dreamer students (those with DACA status)!
    If you are eligible, make sure to apply before the September 16th, 2019 deadline.
    You can apply through Going Merry by going to https://www.goingmerry.com/s/golden-door
    If this scholarship does not apply to you, remember that Going Merry has thousands of others that it can match you with! Just go to www.goingmerry.com to see them all.
    Academic And Leadership Accelerator for Service (ALAS)

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    This is a one year program for first and second generation students. During the program you will be attending 14 workshops on college knowledge, life-skills, and social consciousness. You will be partner with a mentor, and place into internships or jobs. 
    If you have any questions or concerns please email phx.alas@gmail.com

    Our application is due October 23rd and the program starts November 3rd. So there is still a little room in which we can accept applications. If your students can fill out this form as soon as they can that would be great. That form is the link to the application for the Arizona Leaders Rise program (AZLR). We try to reach out to first and second generation students that are Juniors but if you have seniors in mind they can apply as well.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need more information.

    Thank you, 

    Alexandra Celaya  
    Program Coordinator
    Academic and Leadership Accelerator for Service 






    Why DREAMer's Roadmap?

    Dreamers Roadmap is a national non profit app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. For years undocumented students have struggled more than permanent residents or citizen students in everyday situations. But when senior year of high school comes around it becomes one of the hardest years for an undocumented student. This is the year when most students find out that they don't qualify for FAFSA and the majority of scholarships. First because they don't have a social security number and second because they are not "legal" permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Many students by this point are discouraged and don't believe that going to college is a possibility. That is why we are very proud to provide the Dreamers Roadmap App for students across the country. Our tool will equipt DREAMers to realize their full potential and path to college.

    DREAMer's Roadmap Link


    Juan Reyes and Jose Patino Dreamers Scholarship ​ “Every Student Deserves the Right to a Dream, and Dreams Do Come True” We are offering a scholarship for Dreamers in honor of two former students athletes from Phoenix Union High School District who immigrated to the United States at an early age.

    Both of these individuals would like to continue serving the Phoenix Union community by offering a $7500.00 scholarship to a Phoenix Union student/athlete who has financial challenges due to varying economic barriers, which may inhibit him/her from obtaining a college education. Minimum Requirements

    1. You must be a DACA or undocumented student

    2. You must be willing to consider a community college education in your first year

    3. 3.0 GPA or higher

    4. Evidence of 15 hours of community service

    5. Evidence of AP or Honors courses

    6. Evidence of athletic achievement (minimum of 1 year of Varsity sports)


     Application Link



    Undocumented Students
    College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students

    In 2009, the the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee (formerly Human Relations) published its first edition of the College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students designed to provide assistance to high school counselors and other individuals who work with undocumented students. The feedback from high school counselors and college admission representatives was overwhelmingly positive.

    It is our goal to include every college and university within the U.S. that welcomes undocumented students on their campus. Through outreach and greater access to accurate information, we can ensure that college is possible for all who want to attend.

     Scholarships for Undocumented Students
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     National Immigration Law Center


    The Obama Administration’s DAPA and 
    Expanded DACA Programs


    DREAMzone ASU shared ADAC's photo.

    August 7 · 

    Don't have the necessary funds to apply for DACA? ADAC is awarding a $500 DACA Scholarship to those in need.

    Application Process: 
    Email ellisavethfranco@gmail.com a paragraph describing why you deserve this scholarship and a photo of yourself. 

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    College Success Arizona is excited to announce that we have extended the scholarship eligibility criteria to include processed and approved Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  This change takes place immediately. DACA students are now eligible for in-state tuition, which creates the opportunity for a College Success Arizona Scholarship award to be a valuable resource in helping these students meet their educational financial needs.  Our financial awards, coupled with our intrusive mentoring and success program can help Arizona’s high-need, high-potential students reach their educational goals.

    DACA students are able to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using their newly assigned social security numbers. This administrative change allows College Success Arizona to verify the student meets the scholarship income criteria.  To be eligible to apply and compete for an award, all students must meet the full requirements of our scholarship.

    We are pleased to welcome the DACA students who are participants in our college pipeline partner organizations to the scholarship application process for the 2016-2017 academic year. On that note, please have your students save the dates for our upcoming scholarship presentations in Phoenix at the Burton Barr Library:

    Thursday, January 28th @ 5:30pm

    Tuesday, February 2nd  @ 5:30pm

    Thursday, February 4th @ 6:00pm

    We are working on dates for Tucson, Flagstaff, and Yuma presentations and will announce them soon.  I will be in touch at the beginning of the year with more information as well as the attendance spreadsheets. I have attached a list of our scholarship eligibility requirements as a refresher.

    Kind regards,


    Myrna Cardenas

    Senior Success Adviser | College Success Arizona

    4040 E Camelback Rd Suite 220, Phoenix, AZ  85018-8361

    Phone:  602.636.1850 ex:3050 | Fax:  602.636.1857

    mcardenas@collegesuccessarizona.org  www.collegesuccessarizona.org



    Maricopa Community Colleges. The college of you.

    Minerva Pargas, M.B.A.:Title V Project Director 

    1202 West Thomas Rd., Phoenix AZ 85013
    phone | 602-285-7159 • fax | 602-223-4040
    email | minerva.pargas@phoenixcollege.edu


    Maricopa Community Colleges. The college of you.


    Keith Brown, Principal

    Phoenix College Preparatory Academy

    3310 North 10th Avenue 
    PC Osborn Site -  Room OSE105
     Phoenix AZ 85013

    phone | 602-285-7979 • fax | 602-285-7697

    Phoenix College website | www.maricopa.edu

    The Rudy Aguallo Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 to honor the life of Rudy Aguallo and to continue his legacy of generosity, kindness and mentoring nature. Each year scholarships of various amounts are awarded to students who have demonstrated community service, academic success and leadership qualities.  Scholarships are open to all students, regardless of immigration status.
    Deadline for applications is March 31, 2016. Criteria and applications can be found at www.aguallofoundation.org/apply.
    Thanks for helping get the word out, and I hope some graduating Lions can take advantage of this opportunity!
    Victor H. Diaz, Ph.D.
    Interim Human Resources Coordinator and Student Achievement Strategist
    Isaac School District No. 5
    (602) 980-6931

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund


    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - DACA students may apply!!! Deadline 3/30/2018

    Attention Latino Students with 3.0 GPA or above!

    Many millions in scholarship funds is still available for fall 2014, through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). 
    But time is running out! Don’t miss these two, great opportunities! Tell your friends!

    1. Complete your HSF application today!: 
    Deadline: March 30, 2017


    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage

    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students

    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students

    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)

    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

    • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

    Apply NOWwww.HSF.net