DACA Financial Assistance

  • Scholarships

    Check websites for deadlines. Please note that many of these scholarships are granted based on need, and many require community service along with proven leadership skills.

    Dennis de La Rosa Scholarship

    Intended to assist undocumented students graduating from a CPS school with a 3.0 GPA or above. Provides assistance for 4-year schools only.

    The Fiesta del Sol Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship

    The scholarship program offers an opportunity for students to get $1,500 for their college expenses. Open to Latino/a students with minimum 2.5 GPA.

    HACEMOS Scholarship Program

    Awards $1,500 to Hispanic students attending two-year colleges, or $2,500 for students attending a 4-year university. Open to dreamers.

    Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship

    Website is currently not available, but you can like them on Facebook to find out about DACA renewal and scholarship information.

    Point Foundation (LGBTQ)

    Funding not available for community college students, but is available for those transferring to a 4-year school.

    Llueva Café

    Designed for undocumented students currently in high school and who will attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college.

    The Anhelo Project

    A not-for-profit dedicated to supporting undocumented students. Open to college students with minimum 2.5 GPA. DACA students are welcome to apply also.

    Scholarships for DACA Students (Applicants must have DACA)

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship

    Provides a free bilingual Guide to Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships that students can download, along with a huge list of resources for financing college. Also contains many scholarship opportunities with links.

    Golden Apple Scholarship

    Scholarship for future teachers. Up to $23,000 in support.

     Golden Door Scholars

    Scholarships specifically designed for DACA and undocumented students. Students have to have DACA status, or have Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Must be of Hispanic heritage and transferring to a 4-year school. Awards from $500 to $5,000, based on need. Must be Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).

    The Dream U.S. Scholarship

    Open to DACA students and those with TPS. Awards a maximum of $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree.

    Scholarship Lists and/or Search Engines Inclusive of Undocumented Students

    College Greenlight

    Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

    My Undocumented Life

    Contains numerous up to up-to-date news accounts applicable to DACA and undocumented students. Excellent list of scholarship opportunities.