CSUN Dreamers Scholarship
CSUN has resources available for undocumented students as well. In 2014, CSUN opened up a scholarship fund for undocumented students on campus. The CSUN Dreamers Scholarship has three different award categories:
- $2,500 for qualifying students enrolled in 12 or more units. Students can apply for this category for up to 4 years.
- $1,250 for qualifying students enrolled in 6-11 more units. Students can apply for this category for up to 4 years.
- $12,500 towards the cost of living on campus. This category is open to 10 full-time students, and students can only apply for this category once while at CSUN.
- Student must have an approved California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request (AB 540 Affidavit) on file with the University. More information on this process.
- Student must have a completed CA Dream Act Application on file for the award year being applied for.
- Must be a matriculated undergraduate student in an eligible program
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Must be enrolled in at least 6 units for half-time award
- Must be enrolled in at least 12 units for the full-time and Student Housing awards
The scholarship opens up every year. To check if the scholarship is currently available, sign up with the CSUN Scholarship database.
Other Funding Resources
There are many resources available to fund your education, both within CSUN and outside of campus.
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) has an extensive list of scholarships and guides on how to apply! Their page has guides on how to prepare to look for and seek out scholarships, what you need to apply, and lists of scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Find more information.
- Mydocumentedlife.org continues to expand their list of featured scholarships. Be sure to check their page regularly.
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Scholarship List
- ScholarshipsAZ has a list of scholarships for undocumented students, sorted out by the month that they’re due.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Paying for College: Student Resource Guide 2016–2017 from the office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
- Dreamers’ Roadmap is an app that connects undocumented students to scholarships available depending on major, region and more. You can find the app in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.