California Dream Act (AB 540)

Are You An Undocumented Immigrant Student and Want to go to College?

Several years ago, many undocumented immigrant students were unable to afford the out-of-state tuition costs that they were required to pay to attend public universities and colleges in California. As a result, many could not attend college. However, higher education became more affordable for undocumented students in California on January 1, 2002, because California’s AB540 law allows qualifying students, including undocumented immigrant students, to pay in-state tuition fees at public colleges and universities (Community Colleges, CSUs, and UCs).

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California South Area Two- 3rd Annual Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $250-$500 (Amount of scholarships will be determined based on applicant pool and scholarship funds availability)
Who can apply: Current high school seniors and continuing college/university students.
Please see below for criteria for our scholarships:
-Be an Undocumented Student in the United States
-Reside in California
-Will be attending a higher education institution in Fall 2011

(e.g. Trade School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Universities, etc.)
-Must be a high school senior or continuing undergraduate student

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Got Papers? Got Dreams?
Know that you can go to college regardless of your immigration status.

(This website was developed in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation. The New Partnership Foundation)

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L.A. Cash for College

The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Founded in 1985, the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) advances informed policy on key issues affecting Latino communities through objective and timely research contributing to the betterment of the nation.

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI), a freestanding, nonprofit, policy research organization, helps shape public policy by providing elected officials and community leaders with non-partisan research. The Institute has published 200 research reports and policy briefs addressing a wide range of topics – from immigration and education to technology and employment.

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