Undocually: Guttman Community College. No Human is Illegal

Guttman Community College’s UndocuALLY initiative seeks to provide a safe space for students, faculty and staff to show support and love for the undocumented community.  The space is student centered and student led.  It aims to be a place to share experiences, knowledge and resources to unite and advance the advocacy work for the undocumented.

Renew My DACA 
List of Organizations providing legal and monetary support for folks who need to renew their DACA.

Renewal Fee Financial Assistance
This website has a list of organizations providing financial aid for folks who can renew between Sept. 5, 2017, and March 5th, 2018.

Renewal Fee Legal Assistance
This website has a list of organizations providing legal assistance for folks who can renew between Sept. 5, 2017, and March 5th, 2018.

Renewal Fee and Legal Assistance 
This PDF has a list of organizations providing legal assistance and DACA grants for people who want to renew their DACA.

Own the Dream
This website helps people learn about DACA, and apply for the first time or renew.

Hispanic Federation
This organization leads a citizenship consortium that has an exemplary record. Since its inception, the consortium has served over 30,000 immigrants.

New Economy Project
The New Economy Project launched the NYC DREAMer Loan Fund to assist eligible immigrant New Yorkers in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

USCIS Guidance for Employers
This Fact Sheet provides specific guidance to employers on the treatment of EADs issued by USCIS to deferred action recipients and how employers should process Form I-9 in these cases.

DACA and Employment Rights
This FAQ is intended to answer questions about DACA rights and employment and to provide information that may be helpful when you apply for work after you’ve been granted DACA.

The Cornelis and Angela Klein Scholarship

The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Foundation, Inc. is excited to partner with the Malcolm Gibbs Foundation to offer a scholarship opportunity to students who are unable to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to ineligibility relating to immigration or citizenship status. This award is open to incoming first-year and continuing full-time and part-time students.  The scholarship provides up to 50% of in-city tuition expenses at Guttman Community College only.

The 2021-2022 Cornelis and Angela Klein Scholarship application is now available! Submit applications directly to the Klein Scholarship Coordinator, Jessica Portilla. The application requires two (2) letters of recommendation and a short essay.

These two foundations understand and value your privacy. In order to ensure your information remains confidential, only the Klein Scholarship Coordinator, Jessica Portilla, will view your entire application. Once you submit your application to Ms. Portilla, the cover page, which contains your contact information, will be removed and coded to protect your identity. The Scholarship Committee reviewing your application will not know your name or any of your contact information.

The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act allows undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered grants and scholarships that support their higher education costs. If you attended or graduated from a NYS high school, attended an approved NYS high school equivalency program, or received a NYS equivalency diploma, you may be eligible for state financial aid. The DREAM Act provides access to the Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other state‐administered scholarships.

Apply and review the eligibility requirements here. You can also access the Step-by-Step User Guide to Completing the NYS DREAM Act Application

The Dream.US Scholarship
We believe nothing should stand in your way of a college education—not the cost, your immigrant status, or the lack of financial aid.  Our scholarships can help you pay for your college education.

CUNY Becas Scholarship Program
The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who meet three criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican community. Currently, the scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6,330 for one year of undergraduate studies (the equivalent of full tuition at a four-year college), or one semester for graduate studies.

Golden Doors Scholars Scholarship
Scholarships for undocumented students.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Fund has awarded well over 1,200 scholarships to students who represent the spirit and commitment Marian, Hockey and Norton brought to the movement for peace and justice. This scholarship is opened to undocumented students.

10,000 Degrees – Undocumented Students
A California based organization dedicated to achieving educational equity, and support students with a need to access and complete higher education to positively impact their communities and the world.

Maldef Dream Act Student Activist Scholarship
In this page you will find: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students.

Harvard College Act on a Dream
A searchable scholarship database for undocumented students.

Scholarship for Illinois Dreamers
Scholarship list for undocumented students that live in Illinois.

Immigrants Rising
Private scholarships continue to be the best form to pay for college tuition and other expenses. Here are some additional online databases with scholarships that don’t require proof of citizenship to help pay for college. The more scholarships you apply to, the greater your chances are to be awarded a scholarship.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Programs and scholarship opportunities by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus opened to Undocumented students.

Scholarship A-Z
List of Scholarships listed are organized by month and due date.

CharterUp National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees 

Immigrants Rising List of Undergraduate Scholarships


Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic Students
An overall overview that looks into best colleges, testimonials, and information for unauthorized Hispanic students.

¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success
A department of Education guided created to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process.

Campus Progress “Removing Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students” Guide

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Resources
Hispanic Scholarship Fund resource page where you can find other scholarships for undocumented students.

NILC’S Resources
National Immigration Law Center’s Resources for educators, parents, and students.

Questions and Answers About Paying for College
If you’re an undocumented student, you probably have questions about college costs. Here are answers to some common questions undocumented students have about paying for college.

Generation Progress Scholarships for Undocumented Students
A small list of scholarships that have an upcoming deadline and that are open to undocumented students.

FINAID-Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students
A page which contains information about financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF created this page specifically for undocumented students ”Dreamers,” to reply to inquiries about eligibility for scholarships. Students who have obtained DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, are eligible and can now apply for HSF’s General Scholarship during this scholarship term. Scholarships open up January 1st to March 30th.

Information On In-state tuition:
Several states currently have laws permitting certain undocumented students who have attended and graduated from their primary and secondary schools to pay the same tuition rate as their classmates at public institutions of higher education. See a list of resources and information on the states that have in-state tuition.

NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators) is a bipartisan group committed to the success of all legislators and staff. Their mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. They keep track of all 50 state policies on in-state tuition.

Toolkit with Information on Access to Postsecondary Education For DREAMers
This toolkit includes Maps: State Laws & Policies on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants; Table: Laws & Policies Improving Access to Higher Education for Immigrants; States with Pending Bills on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants; and Model Language: Tuition Equity.

Parent Guides
This guide contains valuable information to help parents support their undocumented children prepare for college, apply to college, pay for college, make the most of life on campus, and pursue opportunities post-college. Available in English and Spanish.

Got DACA, Now What?
What to know when your deferred action for childhood arrivals is approved guide.

Resources for Undocumented Students
This list of resources has been compiled by the Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP), a program of the United We Dream National Network.