Bo Daraphant

Entrepreneur, Fellow

"My entrepreneurship was born out of necessity and my passion for art."

Alejandro Flores

Entrepreneur, Fellow

"We are hustlers by nature because we need to survive."




Are you applying, re-entering or already enrolled in a California college or university? Make sure you’re getting all the funding you’re eligible for and the support you need with these helpful resources designed for undocumented individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree.

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QUICK GUIDE TO COLLEGE ACCESS
Take a look at these resources on CA in-state tuition eligibility, financial aid, and scholarships.

CA DREAM ACT MAP
Navigate the process of applying for financial aid with this helpful tool.

CA DREAM ACT AND CAL GRANT APPLICATION CHECKLISTS
Review these checklists to ensure that you’ve completed the necessary steps to be considered for all state financial aid, including the Cal Grant and Middle-Class Scholarship.

APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Explore these online databases of scholarships that don’t require proof of citizenship.

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Sumana Kaluvai

Entrepreneur, Fellow

"Is there a problem that’s affecting your life? You can do a project about that!"

Be Honest When Filling Out the Intake

Fellow, High School Engagement, Legal Services Team

"I wish someone had told me to fill out the intake out when I was 18. I’m 22 now. If I hadn’t been afraid of telling people about my experiences, if I had been completely honest, I would already have U.S. citizenship now."

A World of Resources

Fellow, Legal Services Team

"The people working on the Immigrants Rising's Legal Intake Service do a really good job of including information that's relevant to you. It opens you up to a world that you may not have been aware of. And within that world there are links to other resources."

Change Takes Time

Fellow, Legal Services Team

"Things can change. You may find yourself eligible for something in the future. I was undocumented for almost 28 years. So it's a long process. But in the end, it's a positive process."

Convincing My Mom to Get Her Papers

Fellow, High School Engagement, Legal Services Team

"It was so difficult to convince my mom to go through without me. She felt like she was failing me. I told her, ‘No, mom. It’s the system that continues to fail us."

Karen Hernandez

Fellow

"I’m not going to let my deportation case get me down. I'm not going to give up."