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) before scholarship funds are released.
No, Golden Door Scholars takes applications from all over the country.
This year we are accepting students from states that allow DACA students to pay in-state tuition AND states that require out-of-state tuition.
While most of our students attend Golden Door partner schools, we
support students at other accredited 4-year institutions on a
case-by-case basis. We are also always developing relationships at new
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 email@example.com 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 Immigrants Rising Guide to Helping
Golden Door Scholars values relationships with several excellent
colleges and universities. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.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.
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