“It’s just so heartbreaking knowing that they could have been eligible for this option, but the only thing that is stopping them is the age or not knowing about this earlier." — Jesús Flores Rodríguez
Watch the conversation with project leads Beleza Chan, Alejandro Espinoza, and Katharine Gin from Tuesday, January 12, 2020!
"I myself was an undocumented independent contractor before I obtained my work authorization through DACA in 2013." — Iliana G. Perez
Now with 427 undergraduate and 306 graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency (495 open to undocumented individuals without DACA).
“By promoting a postsecondary education after high school, we are seeking to help youth avoid common financial vulnerabilities and build economic stability for themselves and the communities in which they live,” said Barry Nelson, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union, in the press release.
Travis Credit Union partners with SAYS, CSAC, Immigrants Rising, #WeBelonginCollege campaign and Personal Statement film, to host interactive virtual events designed to teach youth about financial aid opportunities.
"Finance U" events are free, interactive, virtual events helping the youth learn about financial aid opportunities for postsecondary education and prepare for campus life and admissions.