We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; scholars interested in an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related field will be given preference.
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.

No. Recent high school graduates, currently enrolled undergrad, and transfer students are also welcome to apply.

However, we do not support funding for Graduate Schools.

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.
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 partner schools.
  • DACA qualified
  • 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
  • Wishes to obtain an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related field
Golden Door scholarship recipients will begin receiving support Fall semester, 2019.
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.
No. You may scan and upload an unofficial copy of your transcript.
Please attach a Word or text document letting us know that you will send it ASAP; when you get it, scan it and email it to info@goldendoorscholars.org, with your name.
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 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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