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The California Dream Act and AB540

California Dream Act Link

Use the 'CA Dream Act Link" and stay current.  Here are some important point to follow from the state website.

I - New California Dream Act Applications

- Have never filed a CA Dream Act Application
- Want to start a new CA Dream Act Application
- Are ready to get started

   II - Provide a Parents Signature

            - Need to request Parent PIN
            - Forgot your Parent PIN
            - Need to sign your child's application

 III - CA Dream Act Application Login

            - Continue or renew your CA Dream Act Application
            - Update or correct current CA Dream Act Application
            - View your Student Aid Report (SAR) and more.

IV - CA Middle Class Scholarship

            - Eligibility for the MCS is limited to 4 years
            - Family incomes up to $171,000 (UC) or (CSU)
            - Ca.  at (UC) or (CSU) resident be a U.S. citizen, per. resident or
              have AB 540* student status
            - ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS See Scholarship

 V - CCCC DACA Resources

            - Resources for Undocumented Students

Setting the Goal - Achieving the Goal

When deciding which type of scholarship or essay you will do always consider the amount of time YOU HAVE and TIME REQUIRE to clearly, completely, and effectively fill out a scholarship application or essay.

  • Follow the PRINCIPLE: Be part of the 10 - 15% who are ❝IN❞ every scholarship competition.......NOT just completing a scholarship application.

I - US Department of Education Resource Guides

      - General Aid, Assistance, Fed. Funding Programs, Polices, Scholarship, Guide

The guide, includes resources aimed at high school and college students and includes:

  • An overview of the rights of undocumented students;
  • Tips for educators on how to support undocumented youth in high school and college
  • Key information on non-citizen access to federal financial aid
  • A list of private scholarships for which undocumented youth might be eligible
  • Information on federally-funded adult education programs at the local level
  • Guidance for migrant students in accessing their education records for DACA

II - Scholarship Resources for Immigrants

        - Scholarship and Other Resources Links

The following scholarships do not require a social security number. However, some of the websites may require navigation to locate the scholarships and applications. Also note the qualifications of each scholarship, as some may be limited to high school, undergraduate, graduate or those with specific majors.

This resource provides a directory of scholarships, internships, fellowships, guides and websites essential for undergraduates and graduates. It is best to review all scholarship sites, as these sites may provides other resources for your benefit, regardless of the name of the site.


III -Scholarship Reality for Undocumented Youth

Maximizing YOUR POTENTIAL, do not let other limit your SCHOLARSHIP CHOICES or preset what your SCHOLARSHIP GOALS PERIOD. Today there are many scholarship across the board whose only criteria are that you be either entering an institution from college or in a current institution of higher learning; for this you show an acceptance letter or transcript of grades earned like every student. Some are full applications, but many are essay contest. REAL SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENT GET HELP.... from the Cuyamaca College Scholarship Specialist.

  •  Follow the PRINCIPLE: Be part of the 10 - 15% who are ❝IN❞ every scholarship competition.......NOT just completing a scholarship application.
  • Therefore use Cuyamaca College's ENTER SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE to your advantage, especially the "NEW SCHOLARSHIPS" web page and Essay Formatted Scholarship Accordion.

Contact Us

For further assistance and guidance in applying for scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Office. We are located in the Financial Aid Office (Building 300) at the Student Services Center. To make an appointment please email or call (619) 660-4537 provide  your Student ID number, please provide your best date and time that you are available.  Walk-in appointments are welcome.

Ernest Williams
Scholarship Specialist
Financial Aid Office
(619) 660-4537

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Last Updated: 03/15/2019
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