My Undocumented Life August 2023 Newsletter

It’s the middle of Summer 2023 and we at My Undocumented Life have been working hard on continuing to build our online and in person community of undocumented individuals and allies for you! The last few months, we have created numerous posts about opportunities and resources open to undocumented students and communities. We also created a new Instagram page (@myundocumentedlife), in addition to our existing Facebook page, to continue to build our community online and spread the word about resources and events across the country. 

Some highlights of our recent posts include scholarships open to undocumented students and individuals, personal reflections from undocumented students, opportunities to participate in research projects, and job opportunities. Check out some of our most popular posts in recent months below!

We at My Undocumented Life were especially honored to interview Set Hernandez for a post about his experiences producing and directing the documentary film unseen about an aspiring social worker who is navigating life as a blind undocumented immigrant. Be sure to check out the post here that includes information about opportunities to see the film at upcoming screenings!  

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students with Upcoming Deadlines:

MinKwon Center Sussan Lee $2000 Award (Due August 4, 2023): The MinKwon Center for Community Action is offering the Sussan Lee Award of $2000 to undocumented people (ages 16 -28) who plan to pursue a career in law or attend law school or a pre-law program. Recipients will be selected by a committee consisting of community members and MinKwon staff and board.

MinKwon Center Lee Kyoung Hui Award (Due August 4, 2023): The MinKwon Center for Community Action is also offering the Lee Kyoung Hui Award of $2000 to any undocumented person between the ages of 16 and 28. This scholarship is awarded to undocumented people (ages 16 – 28) who demonstrate commitment to building and serving their communities. You don’t have to be a student to be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients will be selected by a committee consisting of community members and MinKwon staff and board. 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for Graduate Students (Due October 26, 2023): The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans’ application for the 2024-25 academic year is now open. Selection criteria focuses on accomplishments that show creativity, originality, and initiative. If you apply this fall, then you can be a college senior or graduate who is applying to graduate school, or you can apply in the early stages of graduate school. All applicants must be planning to be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in the US in the 2024-25 academic year.

Personal Reflections from Recent Undocumented College Graduates:

Check out Josselyn’s and Aura’s reflections as they graduate from college! 

Josselyn was born in Guatemala and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychological sciences from college.

Aura is a 22-year old undocumented student from Nayarit, Mexico who also recently graduated from college with a double major in Criminology Law and Society & Social Ecology.

Opportunities to Participate in Research Projects

We recently posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages about two opportunities to participate in dissertation research projects!

Martha Ortega Mendoza is conducting a study on undocumented students’ experiences in graduate school and Carmen Macias is researching the success factors that support undocumented community college students to transfer and graduate from a four-year university. For both projects, if you are interested in participating and are eligible, you would be paid for your time speaking with Martha or Carmen about your experiences. Be sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook posts about their projects!

In Conclusion

Thanks as always for being a part of our community at My Undocumented Life! Stay tuned for more posts as always about resources and opportunities. 


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