Golden Door Scholars



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Am I eligible for the Golden Door Scholarship?

  • Have DACA, TPS, or meet the immigration eligibility criteria

  • High GPA

  • Taking advanced or challenging high school classes

  • Driven to excel and help others succeed

  • Has held leadership positions or is involved in the community

  • Actively applying for a variety of scholarships


Do I have to be a current High School student to apply?

No. Recent high school graduates, currently enrolled undergraduates, and transfer students are also welcome to apply. However, we do not support funding for graduate degrees.


Can this scholarship be applied toward graduate school?

No. Golden Door Scholarships may only be applied to undergraduate degree programs.


Are scholars expected to maintain a minimum GPA in college?

Yes, all scholars are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester.


Do I have to go to a Partner School?

While most of our students attend Golden Door partner schools, we support students at other accredited four year institutions on a case-by-case basis. We are also always developing relationships with new partner schools.

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What happens after I submit my application?

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.


I have not heard back about my application, but the date for feedback has passed.

Please check your spam or junk folders to see if you have received an email from Golden Door Scholars.


How are finalists judged?

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.


Are recommendation letters required?

No, recommendation letters are not required.


Do my high school and/or college transcripts have to be official copies?

No, you may scan and upload an unofficial copy of your transcript.


I requested a transcript from my high school, but i’m not sure I will get it by the application deadline. What should i do?

Please attach a Word or Text document letting us know that you will send it ASAP; when you get it scan and email it to with your name.