Scholarships Available for DACA Student Renewals

The Mission Asset Fund, a San Francisco-based nonprofit with a long history of supporting Dreamers, along with generous support from the Weingart Foundation, announced it is now providing $495 scholarships so DACA recipients can safely renew their status. Any individual whose DACA status is set to expire between now and March 5, 2018 may still apply for renewal. The application deadline for these renewals is October 5. Dreamers can apply for the scholarship at DACA Renewal Scholarship and receive a check made out to the Department of Homeland Security within 48 hours. These grants are available to community college, California State University and University of California students. Please contact Mission Asset Fundwith any questions.

DACA Resources and Information

Local DACA Events

UWBA-BGCSV Immigration Family & Community Forum – United Way of the Bay Area is teaming up with Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley to co-host an immigration family and community forum on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM at Smythe Clubhouse at 2195 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122.

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) and County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations will present on:

  • Current immigration policy, including DACALegal rights when encountering law enforcement
  • Family preparedness plans and county rapid response network
  • Community resources
  • Questions and concerns about immigration

Calfornia Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

West Valley College Student Support

Student Health Services provides personal counseling services, free of charge.

Community and National Organizations

Financial Aid Information

Resources for Staff and Faculty Allies

Special Alert to Cal Grant students

The California Student Aid Commission warns students of scams targeting Cal Grant students. There have been reports by students that they have been contacted by individuals claiming to be from the Commission who tell the student that they must pay money to receive, or reserve, their Cal Grant award. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

The Commission and its staff never ask for money or credit card information in order for a student to receive his or her Cal Grant award. A Cal Grant is free money, and students are never charged when applying for one using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application.

Please disregard these calls (or e-mails), and alert authorities immediately if contacted. If you believe you have been a target or a victim of financial aid fraud, please contact the Commission. You may also wish to file a report with your police department and/or notify the following agencies:

California Attorney General’s Office
(800) 952-5225

Federal Trade Commission

last published: 10/3/17