2016 Mexican-American Dream Scholarship: Open to undocumented students in Southern California


The Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM) recently announced their Mexican-American Dream scholarship.  Scholarship awards range from $500 (to community college students) to $1,000 (to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities).  Over the years, their scholarships have helped over 300 students pursue their higher education goals.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be considered undocumented or must benefit from AB-540 or DACA.

  • Be a full-time student, enrolled in at least 12 units at a 4-year institution or 2-year community college.  Proof of admission and registration required.

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance.

  • Complete 2016-2017 application for FAFSA, State Dream act, or BOG waiver and submit proof. (Print last page of application stipulating the expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is not a condition for funding, but is highly encouraged.

  • Demonstrate involvement in the community and/or work experience.

  • Must attend school in the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Inland Empire, and Ventura.

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: Council of Mexican Federations Mexican-American Dream Scholarship


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