Youth & School Programs
We have compiled a list of resources to ensure our young members stay informed about scholarships in New York State, DACA, and the NY Dream Act.
SCHOLARSHIPS RESOURCE GUIDE FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
Undocumented students qualify for in-state tuition if they have attended a New York State high school for 2 or more years and graduated OR if they received a GED from an approved program. Students must apply to college within five years of obtaining their high school diploma or their GED in order to qualify for in-state tuition.
The U.S. Supreme Court, followed by the District of Maryland, required the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program the Trump Administration attempted to terminate. These court rulings had directed USCIS to begin accepting initial and advance parole applications for DACA holders.
On Tuesday, July 28th the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a new memorandum that directs USCIS to reject DACA initial applications and announces they will be evaluating the future of the program.
For more updates, visit our DACA portal.
NY DREAM ACT
The New York Dream Act provides undocumented students who meet the requirements, access to benefits such as in-state tuition, New York State-administered financial aid, and scholarships. This website is a tool to help guide you and/or others in your community through the process of completing the Dream Act application and explains how you and/or others in your community can benefit from this act being implemented.
For more information, visit our Dream Act portal.