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The 2017 Dreamers Scholarship Deadline is 2/28/17

17 February 2017

The Dreamers Scholarship is awarded by the BCC Dreamers Task Force which is a collaboration across disciplines, service areas and departments of faculty.

Apply by February 28, 2017 through the Peralta Colleges Foundation website.

Filed under: Financial Aid, Resources, Students

E4FC Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaches

25 February 2016

The application for E4FC’s New American Scholars Program is due on March 1st. 

Don’t miss your chance to receive up to $7,000 for college!

E4FC Scholarship


From the E4FC email announcement:

 E4FC’s New American Scholars Program provides financial awards to low-income undocumented college and graduate students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $7,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact; they are also expected to maintain a minimum GPA (2.8 for college students and 3.0 for graduate students) and participate in ongoing E4FC programming, events, and activities throughout the year.


  • Foreign-born
  • Financial need
  • Do not have a visa, permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Current or intended enrollment in an accredited college or graduate program for 2016-2017
  • Minimum GPA requirement:
    • For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
    • For college/graduate students: 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement
  • San Francisco Bay Area residency requirements:
    • You must fulfill at least one of the following:
      • previous or intended graduation from a San Francisco Bay Area high school, or
      • current or expected enrollment in a San Francisco Bay Area college or university
    • We define the San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo. 

In response to the additional challenges faced by certain undocumented students, we are prioritizing applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria (in addition to the eligibility requirements above):

  • Not eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Not eligible for AB540 status

Great! Visit our Application Instructions to learn about the application process.”

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, apply today!

For more scholarship resources, be sure to check out E4FC’s very useful scholarships page.

7 Reasons to Apply

Filed under: Financial Aid, Miscellaneous, Resources, Students

The BCC Dreamer’s Scholarship Deadline is 2/26!

18 February 2016



The BCC Dreamer’s Scholarship is being awarded by the BCC Dreamers Task Force which is a collaboration across disciplines, service areas and departments of faculty.  This scholarship is awarded once per year in the Spring and the amount will vary from semester to semester. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to support Berkeley City College (BCC) undocumented students. Applicants must have a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA (must have a Peralta GPA established). Over half of applicants units must have been completed at BCC.



Filed under: Financial Aid, Students

New Resource from E4FC

17 February 2016

Our allies at E4FC recently published a new resource called “Taking Control of your Education.” This short but handy document also includes an easy to understand chart about the Dream Act vs DACA.

Taking Control of Your Education

Financial Aid Information for Undocumented Students

You can also find this PDF on our Student Resources page.

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Students

Resources for Undocumented Students

17 February 2016

As part of the California Education Code, AB 540 allows certain students who have attended high school in California for 3 or more years and earned a high school diploma or its equivalent to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at California public universities.

Most recent update: May 15, 2016

Legal Information:

Financing your Education Goals:

California University Information:

Community Organizations and Allies:

  • Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC): An organization dedicated to “empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career, and citizenship”, whose website contains a wealth of information including DACA, scholarships, and much more.
  • How to Support College-Bound Undocumented Students: Advice for Parents: A guide (in English and Spanish) for parents of undocumented students, prepared by E4FC.
  • Own the Dream: The website for a national campaign to support DREAMers, with news, information, and helpful links.
  • Dream Activist: An action and resource network that offers a multicultural, youth-led, social media hub for the movement to pass the DREAM Act and other forms of immigration legislation.
  • Underground Undergrads: This Web site contains a blog of stories and first-hand accounts from AB 540 students at the University of California Los Angeles. It also features up-to-date information on AB 540 and the California and Federal DREAM Acts.
  • Undocumented Students Unfulfilled Dreams (PDF): A report from the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education discusses the Federal and California DREAM Acts and offers profiles and personal testimonies from AB 540 students.

If your organization would like to be included in this list of resources, please contact us at

Filed under: Legal Information, Resources, Students

  • Undocumented Community Resource Center

    Monday 22 January 2018


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