Dreamers/DACA Scholarship Resources


Below are trusted, free websites with scholarship opportunities and searchable databases for students in Dreamer/DACA status.

Aliento National Scholarships

Transforming Trauma Into Hope & Action. They are a community organization that is DACA, undocumented, and youth-led. They are directly impacted people and allies who are invested in the wellbeing, emotional healing, and leadership development of those impacted by the inequalities of lacking an immigration status.

The Cesar Chavez Education Fund

The Cesar Chavez Education Fund (CCEF) is dedicated to building a just society through education. It is focused on transforming the lives of youth and seniors through enrichment and education. The Education Fund is comprised of three departments — Academic Services, Community Services, and Senior Services — and directly serves and works to impact approximately 5,000 school-aged students, adults and seniors each year. Their goal has been to transform our educational system by contributing through their various funds. They fund high-quality programs for Latinos, working families and their children.

College Greenlight

For many international, immigrant, and undocumented students, finding accurate and reliable scholarship information is difficult. Most scholarships require applicants to have a social security number or proof of citizenship, limiting the number of scholarship opportunities available. The College Greenlight database provides a list that features scholarships in alphabetical order, as well as a separate list of scholarships with specific areas of interest, that does not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1961, this scholarship focuses on students working for social change.

Get Schooled

Provides a list of more than fifty (50) scholarships for DACA and Undocumented Students.

Golden Door Scholars

Unafraid. Unapologetic. Unstoppable. As a Golden Door Scholar, each student receives a scholarship empowering her or him to earn a bachelor's degree and pursue a dream career. Eligible students may be high school seniors, recent high school graduates, or currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities administers scholarship opportunities provided by their partners to assist in defraying some of students’ college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements.

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), community college students transferring to four year universities, and graduate students.

Immigrants Rising

Provides a list of undergraduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local, state, and national levels.

The Isac Amaya Foundation

The Isac Amaya Foundation was created to guide and provide financial resources for students, regardless of their immigration status, to achieve a higher education. Scholarships are available on an annual basis, providing 1-2 scholarships for undergraduate students and the Isac Amaya Memorial Scholarship to a graduate student. The Foundation has provided more than $80,000 in scholarships to Arizona students.

The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund

Founded in 1968, The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) celebrated 40 years of advancing Latino civil rights at the organization’s birthplace, San Antonio, Texas. MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future.  

Scholarships A-Z

Scholarships A-Z provides resources and scholarships to students, families, and educators through online and community interactions, in order to make higher education accessible to all, regardless of immigration status.


TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. We believe that all that DREAMers need is an opportunity. TheDream.US provides financial support for students to attend one of their Partner Colleges, committed to their college completion.