Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

The Golden Door Scholars program covers tuition, room and board for four-year degrees for DACA-eligible youth.

By Aura Bogado Oct 31, 2013

It’s been a year since the Obama administration approved the first round of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, applications–a program that prevents certain undocumented youth from being deported for at least two years. Although being a DACA recipient comes with some obvious benefits, it can be still be pretty tough, particularly when it comes to paying for an education. That’s because most scholarships currently available require U.S. citizenship or authorized immigrant status to even apply.

The Golden Door Scholars program, however, was specifically created for DACA-eligible students. The scholarship, which covers tuition, room and board towards a four-year education, has partnered with schools in the Carolinas–but students from any state in the U.S. are encouraged to apply, including those who attend, or want to attend, community college.

Are you or someone you know eligible for the Golden Door scholarship? The application cut-off date is Friday, November 1 at midnight.