As the deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students to apply for renewal looms on Oct. 5, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is urging those who need help with funding their renewal fees to apply for scholarships as soon as possible.
In early September, Chancellor Ortiz announced that the Mission Asset Fund — a San Francisco-based nonprofit with a long history of supporting Dreamers — is providing $495 scholarships for DACA recipients to safely renew their status. These grants are available to community college, California State University and University of California students.
Any individual whose DACA status is set to expire before March 5, 2018 may apply for renewal by Oct. 5, and those who wish to apply for a scholarship must apply by Sept. 29. Dreamers can apply for the scholarship at www.LC4DACA.org and receive a check made out to the Department of Homeland Security within 48 hours.
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