Golden Door Scholars

What Should I Know?

What Should I Know?


Golden Door Scholars lights the way for DACA students to invest in their education and to achieve their career goals beyond what they might imagine.


  • I have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

  • I am a high school senior, high school graduate, or currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree.

  • I am willing to apply to or attend one of the Golden Door Scholars Partner Schools.

  • I am willing to explore and apply for other scholarships in addition to the Golden Door Scholarship.

What I need

  • Your high school and/or college transcript.

  • Your class rank and class size if available.

  • Information about leadership and extracurricular activities.

  • An essay - you can use one written from one of your college applications or use one of the prompts from The Common Application.