What is Golden Door Scholars?
Golden Door Scholars is a nonprofit that provides undocumented students with college scholarships and internship/career opportunities.
Our team hopes not only to raise awareness about this injustice but to also give these students hope for the future. We’re not politically affiliated. We’re just passionate about doing what’s right.
By conservative estimates, there are nearly 1.1 million undocumented students under the age of 18 living in the United States. In many instances, these individuals were brought to the United States by their parents, without a say in the decision.
When it comes to college, they either are banned from applying to certain universities or they have to pay out-of-state tuition. Finding a way to pay for school is nearly impossible for these kids, some of whom are top performers in their class.
Our mission is simple. We want all students in the United States to have equal opportunities to attend college. Right now, that isn’t the case.
Change starts here
We are currently raising money to put top-performing, undocumented students through college. We’re also working with businesses to provide these students with internship opportunities and with teachers to identify superstars in high schools.
Through scholarship and public awareness we can start to change the trajectory of students’ lives across the country