Graduate School Students

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Undocumented and in grad school? Here are important resources to help you make the most of the graduate school experience and prepare for life after graduation, including employment and fellowship opportunities open to undocumented students!

Applying to Graduate SchoolIf you are currently applying to graduate school programs, check out these posts with important information about the application process, GREs, advice from current undocumented grad school students, etc.

Navigating Graduate School: Hear from fellow undocumented graduate students about how they made the most of graduate school, advice regarding disclosing one’s status to mentors, taking care of one’s mental health, gaining research experience, and much more.

Funding: Check out these scholarship, fellowship, and grant opportunities that are open to undocumented graduate students. For funding opportunities with approaching deadlines, check out this page.

(Coming soon!) Life After Graduate School: Hear the stories of fellow undocumented immigrants who have completed their graduate degrees, including advice on preparing for the job market.

(Coming soon!) Find Your State: Depending on where you live, there are different state-level policies that expand or restrict undocumented students’ access to education, driving, health insurance, and more. For example, in California, eligible undocumented students can apply for in-state tuition rates and state financial aid. On this page, you can find the latest policy updates and key resources based on your state.

Immigration NewsThe political landscape is constantly changing. Check out this page to stay up-to-date with the latest immigration-related news and policies.

Get Involved: Whether you are looking for ways to support community efforts, considering becoming an organizer, or already a leader in your community, here are resources to help you stay connected and up-to-date, including news about upcoming events, webinars, and more.

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At My Undocumented Life we provide up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and allies. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advance Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers. Learn more about our work here: “About Us

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