2017 COFEM Scholarship: Open to Undocumented Students in Southern California


COFEM is a non-profit organization that provides information and resources to Latino immigrants. They recently announced their scholarship opportunity for this year. Awards are: $500 to community college students and $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities. Note: “Recipients of AB540 and DACA students are strongly encouraged to apply”.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be considered undocumented or must benefit from AB-540 or DACA. Also can be a member or be related to a member of a COFEM-affiliated federation or club.

  • Must 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 2017-2018 applications for FAFSA, 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, San Bernardino andVentura.

  • Attend mandatory 2017 Annual Scholarship Reception on Friday November 17, 2017. Students attending college outside LA County are expected to make travel arrangements to ensure their attendance at the reception. If necessary, COFEM can provide student with a letter to notify professor to excuse them from class or any other work or educational requirement. (Exceptions based on emergencies are discretionary and student’s parent may be allowed to represent the student during ceremony).

The deadline to apply is October 1, 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: 2017 COFEM Scholarship


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