• Resources for Dreamers 

    Scholarships, low-cost education and career programs, employer tuition support, and other opportunities make college and career training possible for Dreamers and undocumented students.

    Colleges Offering Full Funding

     

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    Several colleges are dedicated to making high-achieving undocumented students’ college dreams come true. These colleges meet 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with grants, student employment, scholarships, and, in some cases, student loans.

    QuestBridge Match Scholarships help students who aren't U.S. citizens or permanent residents study at dozens of colleges and universities nationwide:


    GreenLight

    College Greenlight offers a list of colleges that meet all financial need for undocumented students:


    Generous College Extra Info

    Click here for a resource outlining extra information from generous colleges.


    Maricopa Community Colleges

    MesaCAN Matching Accounts

    MesaCAN Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings accounts supporting students at any Maricopa Community College campus. The program matches your savings eight to one—if you save $500, you receive $4,000.

    Matched funds can be used for tuition and fees, textbooks, school supplies, and any approved course materials for credit, credential, certificate, and clock hour programs. 

    Eligibility: Applicant’s income is below 200% of the federal poverty limit; net worth is below $10,000 in assets; must have earned income, be 16 years or older, complete a financial-wellness workshop, and save at least $25 per month for at least 6 months, up to $500. Maximum yearly renewable matched funds are $4,000.

    MesaCAN IDAs are open to all who meet eligibility, including DACA and Dreamers. For more information, contact Tania Lopez :Phone (480) 833-9200, email talopez@turnanewleaf.org

    MCCCD Clock Hour Programs

    Maricopa Community College Clock Hour Programs offer affordable options for quick career training. Clock-hour costs range from $5-$6 per clock hour for all students, including DACA and Dreamers.

    Review Clock Hour Programs and start dates at various MCCCD sites.

    For more information, contact Arnold Torres at arnold.paul.torres@gatewaycc.edu or 602-286-8212. 

    MCC RioOnline 

    DACA and Dreamers can take advantage of a $2,750 ($5,500 yearly maximum for fall and spring semesters) out-of-state tuition cap.

    See tuition and fees on the Rio Salado website, and review the list of available online programs, certificates, academic certificates, and degrees.

    From more information, contact Sasha Flores at sasha.flores@riosalado.edu or 480-517-8542


    TOCC

    Tohono O'odham Community College

    Now offering classes in Phoenix and on line! Tuition is affordable to ALL students. Online classes are $35 per credit.
     
    Paul M. Robertson, Ph.D., President of Tohono O'odham Community College

    520-383-0010, probertson@tocc.edu

    Website LINK

     



    SCHOLARSHIPS

     

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    TheDream.US Scholarships

    The National Scholarship Fund for Dreamers helps immigrant youth with at least a 2.5 grade point average who came to the United States before Nov. 1, 2015.

    Partner schools in Arizona include Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, and Benedictine University. GCU and Benedictine will cover any remaining tuition and fees beyond a student's scholarship award.

    These national scholarships are highly competitive. Begin your Dream.US application.


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    MCC Foundation Scholarships (Privately Funded)

    The Maricopa Community College Foundation offers two primary scholarship cycles in March and September of each year. Scholarships are open to all MCCCD students including DACA and Dreamers, but only a small portion apply.

    Begin your MCC Foundation scholarship application.


    ACF

    Arizona Community Foundation

    The Arizona Community Foundation is the state’s largest provider of private scholarships—more than 90 total. Some scholarships are DACA- and Dreamer-friendly. All are competitive and open to students statewide.

    Begin your application for an Arizona Community Foundation scholarship:


    PUFFE

    Phoenix Union Foundation Scholarship Fund 

    Established to provide college scholarships to students of the Phoenix Union High School District who are pursuing a post-secondary education. The Phoenix Union Foundation Scholarship is located in the ACF Scholarship portal here. For more information about this scholarship, download the PDF.


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    Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship Fund

    Funded by Cruz and Associates, the program helps the next generation of Hispanic students achieve their post-secondary education goals. The scholarship is open to exemplary high school seniors of Hispanic descent residing in metro Phoenix who’ve overcome extraordinary challenges in order to achieve academic success.

    Start your application for an Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship


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    Isac Amaya Foundation

    The Isac Amaya Foundation guides and provides financial resources for students—regardless of their immigration status—to achieve a higher education. Scholarships are competitive and open to students across the state.

    Start your Isac Amaya Foundation scholarship application.


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    Golden Door Scholars Program

    This highly competitive national scholarship program provides college access to DACA and Dreamers who came to the US before Nov. 1, 2014. Highly competitive national scholarship.

    Start your Golden Door Scholars application:


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    Immigrant Scholarship Hustle

    Immigrant Scholarship Hustle is an intensive scholarship application program for immigrant students in Arizona. Over four sessions, immigrant students will learn to become self-sufficient scholars by developing writing skills and receiving mentorship, financial literacy, and community support to achieve their educational goals.

    The program is sponsored in part by Scholarships A-Z, which supports education for all students regardless of immigration status.

    Apply to Immigrant Scholarship Hustle.


    JKCF

    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.
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    We Rise Scholarships

    We Rise Scholarships are available to DACA or undocumented students attending Arizona State University. Find more information—including annual application periods and deadlines—on the ASU website. 


    FH

    The Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and Friendly House created the IME Becas / Friendly House Program, which selects Mexicans or young people of Mexican origin to access a scholarship of up to $ 2,000.00 USD to start or continue their studies at an Arizona university or community college.

    Contact: Sandra Valdez, Family Services Manager

    sandra.valdez@friendlyhouse.org

    (602) 416-7227


    College Depot at Phoenix Public Library

    College Depot Scholarship Portal

    College Depot provides a database of scholarships for everyone – including those with DACA/Dreamer status. Plus free, full-service college planning located inside Burton Barr Library.

    Bilingual college planning advisors and assistants offer one-on-one appointments and workshops on college admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. To schedule an appointment, call 602-261-8847.

    Web LINK