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Undocumented Students and the College Process

Learn more about scholarships for undocumented students from this handout from Unlocal.

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for undocumented students. Their National Scholarship is considered the “Pell Grant” for DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latinx families with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully complete a higher education and provides scholarships and support services to students.

DREAMer’s Roadmap is an app for helping undocumented students find scholarships.

College Greenlight, a free, online college and scholarship resource that supports first generation and underrepresented students, recently published a list of colleges that meet 100% financial need for undocumented students in 2019 – 2020.

The following pages are on the Mentor Learning Center:

We also have these internal resources:

  • ELL Task Force in NYC collected resources, including scholarship lists
  • PMs in our regions have complied a spreadsheet with scholarships for undocumented students. This has been crowdsourced over the years, so some of the info might be outdated, but it is very comprehensive
  • The Chicago team also has a Box folder with resources, including scholarship lists

For students in New York, this is an FAQ on the New York State Dream Act.  And go to this website to apply for funding. 

For students who are interested in health care careers, 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 interests. PHD investigates and shares information on career pathways for pre-health undocumented students as well as advocates for more progressive institutional and governmental policies for undocumented students.