E4FC is Now Immigrants Rising

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79 brand-new scholarships

and 198 total scholarships open to individuals without DACA or in-state eligibility

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Introducing California Campus Catalyst Fund

CA In-State Tuition Has Expanded

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California colleges get funding to expand services to undocumented college students

Categories: Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published October 15, 2018.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund awards grants of about $125,000 each to 32 public colleges and universities across the state, to expand legal aid, mental health services and career guidance to undocumented students. The funders of CA Catalyst Fund are also taking the unusual move of assisting students’ undocumented family members with services that range from legal consultations and mental health therapy to workshops on how to become an entrepreneur and civics classes teaching them how to participate in a city council meeting.…

Catalyst Grant to Provide Hope, Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

Categories: Educational Partnerships, In the Media

Published October 18, 2018.

UC Merced has long served as an educational opportunity for undocumented students and their families. A new grant will ensure the university can help more scholars realize their academic, career and personal goals.

Read the full story: Catalyst Grant to Provide Hope, Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families (UC Merced Newsroom)…

Teach students how to fight back against Trump’s cruel “public charge” regulation

Categories: General Announcements

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States. Under the new rule, immigrants who do not speak English, earn low wages, do not have a stable job, have a medical condition or access public benefits could be prohibited from having a permanent future in the United States.…

Stepping Up: California Campuses Expanding Services for Undocu­mented Students and Families

Categories: In the Media

Published October 11, 2018.

“This is why I am so inspired by undocumented students who are trying to get an education and build a future in the only country many of them have ever known. It’s also why I am so excited to see how California’s public colleges and universities are responding to a new opportunity to bolster their efforts to help undocumented students and their families succeed.”

Read the full story: Stepping Up: California Campuses Expanding Services for Undocu­mented Students and Families (Haas Jr: Perspectives)…

32 Colleges to Expand Opportunity for Undocumented Students and Families

Categories: Educational Partnerships, General Announcements

California Campus Catalyst Fund Will Support Resource Centers, Legal Services, and Other Programs

We are proud to oversee and administer the California Campus Catalyst Fund to create and expand programs to support undocumented immigrants and their families.

The California Campus Catalyst Fund is a three-year initiative founded by educators, funders, and advocates to increase support at campuses representing the state’s three public higher education segments: California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California.…

Introducing our 2018 Scholars

Categories: Financial Support, General Announcements

This year we invited eight extraordinary students to be part of our Scholars Program (formerly known as the New American Scholars Program). These scholars have demonstrated resilience and determination in pursuing higher education despite extraordinary obstacles and adversity. Their areas of study are Marketing, Ethnic Studies, Business Administration, Neurobiology, Physical Therapy, Theater, Mathematics, and Geotechnical Engineering.…

September 2018 Newsletter

Categories: Newsletters

Entrepreneurship Fund Applications Due October 4th

Only one more week to apply for our Entrepreneurship Fund (formerly FUSE)! We will be awarding $250,000 in grants to undocumented entrepreneurs across the country. Grantees will be offered support and guidance from professional advisors as well as opportunities to network with other undocumented entrepreneurs. …