Yes. In addition to providing college access, Golden Door Scholars supports professional experiences. Applicants must be eligible to participate in paid internships. All scholars are required to be approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) before scholarship funds are released.
No, Golden Door Scholars takes applications from all over the country. However, strong priority is given to students from states that charge out-of-state tuition to DACAmented students.
No. Recent high school graduates are also welcome to apply.
No. Golden Door Scholarships may only be applied to undergraduate degree programs.
Yes, all scholars are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester.
Most of our students go to Golden Door partner schools. We will consider alternative arrangements on a case-by-case basis.
  • DACA qualified
  • Lives in a state that doesn't allow in-state tuition for DACA students
  • Interested in technology or applying technology to their chosen field of study
  • High GPA
  • Taking advanced or challenging high school classes
  • Driven to excel and help others succeed too
  • Has held leadership positions or is involved in the community
  • Has applied for a variety of scholarships
All applications will be reviewed. Candidates will be notified of the results via email. Those selected to move on to the next step will begin the interview process.
Please check your spam/junk folders to see if you have received an email from Golden Door Scholars.
Scholarships are awarded to academically successful students who are involved in extracurricular activities and have shown leadership qualities and determination despite the barriers their status presents.
Please double-check that all required fields are completed, including transcript and essay uploads. If you still cannot complete submission, please email info@goldendoorscholars.org with your questions.
Reach out as early as possible and encourage them to continue their education. Let them know that their status does not prevent them from attending college. Click here to view the E4FC Guide to Helping Undocumented Students.
Please donate online here. Thank you for your support.
Golden Door Scholars values relationships with several excellent colleges and universities. Please contact us at info@goldendoorscholars.org for more information on partnering with us to support undocumented students.
DACA is the result of President Obama’s 2012 Executive Order and is permission from U.S. immigration officials to stay in the U.S. for two years without fearing deportation. It is for youth who arrived as children and have lived in the U.S. for five years before June 15, 2012. DACA recipients can apply for driver’s licenses and work permits. Click here to learn more.

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