MinKwon Center Dreamer Scholarship for undocumented Asian American students in the greater New York City area



“The MinKwon Center and the Asian American Dreamers Collective (AADC), MinKwon’s organizing group for undocumented young adults, has created the Dreamers’ Scholarship Fund. The fund is part of MinKwon’s continuing efforts to support, empower, and engage Asian American youth to become the next generation of civic leaders.

The Dreamers Scholarship Fund will award five (5) Dreamers up to $1,100 scholarships each. Funds are not exclusively required to be used for schooling costs, but may also be used for other necessary expenses such as immigration-related fees. You do not have to be a DACA recipient in order to apply.

Eligible applicants will be:

  • Undocumented Asian American immigrants residing in the greater New York City area
  • At least 16 years old
  • Committed to social justice and/or community service
  • High school (including GED and High School Equivalent) or college undergraduate student currently or planning to attend school during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic year.

Completed applications must be submitted to scholarship@minkwon.org. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Download the application as a .DOC file or as a .PDF

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

Rachel is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has worked closely with undocumented youth activists in several states, the Bhutanese refugee community and LGBT community in Oakland, California. Rachel taught in two public high schools in Okinawa, Japan for two years and has worked in the community college and higher education sector for Bunker Hill Community College, MassBay Community College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.


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