Undocumented/DACA Students

On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years.  This website has been developed provide NMSU system DACA students information and resources available to them.

DACA Information


Other Resources

The Department of Education has released a Resource Guide for Undocumented Students, which includes a five-page list of scholarships for undocumented youth.

“DREAMER´s Roadmap”

This app that helps undocumented students find scholarship applications.



Undocumented / Daca students can look for scholarships that do not have requirements for U.S. citizenship or permanent Resident status.

View Private Scholarship Opportunities (some of which are available to undocumented students)

View this expanding and continuously updated list of scholarships for undocumented / DACA students

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