By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
UC President Janet Napolitano allocated $5 Million for services to undocumented students across the University of California system. The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has set a portion of these funds to create the R’DREAM Scholarship and Book Grant. These scholarship opportunities are available to undocumented students for Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016. Students can apply to both the R’DREAM Scholarship and Book Grant, but will only be awarded one per quarter. Thus, the Undocumented Student Program at UCR recommends that students reapply every quarter. Committee decisions are based on financial need/hardships, community service/leadership, and academic achievements/future goals.
To be eligible for these scholarships, students must:
– Be a current undocumented student at UCR
– Be AB 540 eligible
– Applied for the CA DREAM Act
– Complete the RDREAM Scholarship application
About the R’DREAM Scholarship: Selected scholarship recipients will be awarded up to $500 each.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 11 at 11:59pm (pst).
For more information and to apply, please visit their official form- “R’DREAM Scholarship”
About the Book Grant: If UCR’s Undocumented Student Program already has the textbook you need, you can borrow it from their Lending Library. If they don’t have the textbook you need and you are selected for the book grant, you will receive an award for the cost of your textbook(s). You can list up to 6 books.
The deadline to apply is Sunday October 4 at 11:59pm (pst).
For more information and to apply, please visit their official form- “R’DREAM Book Grant”
Prospective and current undocumented students at UCR, be sure to also check out and stay in touch with Providing Opportunities, Dreams, and Education in Riverside (PODER) at UCR, an undocumented youth led student organization focusing on supporting and advocating for undocumented students.
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