Community college students encouraged to apply for DACA renewal scholarship

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Last update: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Source: California Community College Chancellor’s Office

The California Community Colleges today applauded the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) for offering scholarship funds to cover the costs for students needing to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) status before the upcoming Oct. 5 deadline.

The San Francisco-based nonprofit, which has a long history of supporting Dreamers, dedicated scholarship funds specifically to help California community college, California State University and University of California students pay for the $495 renewal fee.

DACA students interested in applying for the scholarship opportunity should visit http://lc4daca.org  to learn more and complete the online application. Scholarship applicants will need to complete a short questionnaire and will need to provide their documentation of DACA status with expiration date on or before March 5, 2018 to qualify for the financial aid.

“We applaud the Mission Asset Fund for the dedication of these funds to our state’s DACA students. It provides the needed financial assistance to file their renewal applications ahead of the October 5 deadline, which is fast approaching,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley, who encouraged DACA students to renew their status. “The California Community Colleges will continue to support DACA students despite the Trump administration’s decision to rescind this vital program.”

Oakley also praised state legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown for agreeing to provide a $30 million to support California’s undocumented immigrants.  The proposal provides additional funding for immigration legal services under the One California program, and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office will receive $7 million. This funding will be made available to local colleges so that they can provide emergency financial aid resources to students affected by President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they do not miss out on the opportunity to obtain a scholarship for the $495 renewal fee. Scholarship applications will be processed the same day they are submitted and once a student has qualified, checks made out to the Department of Homeland Security will immediately be made available in the San Francisco area and by overnight mail in other parts of the state.

Funding for the DACA renewal scholarship opportunity for California public college students is provided through the Weingart Foundation. Other philanthropic supporters include: the Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, The Chavez Family Foundation and San Francisco Foundation.

The Trump Administration’s DACA decision does not impact a student’s ability to attend California community colleges, to qualify for an exemption from non-resident tuition fees under AB 540, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. AB 540 and the California Dream Act are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct from DACA. To learn more about the finical aid opportunities available through the California Dream Act visit: icanaffordcollege.com

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Community college students encouraged to apply for DACA renewal scholarship

Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rally outside Representative Steve Knight's Santa Clarita offices on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Source: California Community College Chancellor’s Office

The California Community Colleges today applauded the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) for offering scholarship funds to cover the costs for students needing to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) status before the upcoming Oct. 5 deadline.

The San Francisco-based nonprofit, which has a long history of supporting Dreamers, dedicated scholarship funds specifically to help California community college, California State University and University of California students pay for the $495 renewal fee.

DACA students interested in applying for the scholarship opportunity should visit http://lc4daca.org  to learn more and complete the online application. Scholarship applicants will need to complete a short questionnaire and will need to provide their documentation of DACA status with expiration date on or before March 5, 2018 to qualify for the financial aid.

“We applaud the Mission Asset Fund for the dedication of these funds to our state’s DACA students. It provides the needed financial assistance to file their renewal applications ahead of the October 5 deadline, which is fast approaching,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley, who encouraged DACA students to renew their status. “The California Community Colleges will continue to support DACA students despite the Trump administration’s decision to rescind this vital program.”

Oakley also praised state legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown for agreeing to provide a $30 million to support California’s undocumented immigrants.  The proposal provides additional funding for immigration legal services under the One California program, and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office will receive $7 million. This funding will be made available to local colleges so that they can provide emergency financial aid resources to students affected by President Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible so they do not miss out on the opportunity to obtain a scholarship for the $495 renewal fee. Scholarship applications will be processed the same day they are submitted and once a student has qualified, checks made out to the Department of Homeland Security will immediately be made available in the San Francisco area and by overnight mail in other parts of the state.

Funding for the DACA renewal scholarship opportunity for California public college students is provided through the Weingart Foundation. Other philanthropic supporters include: the Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, The Chavez Family Foundation and San Francisco Foundation.

The Trump Administration’s DACA decision does not impact a student’s ability to attend California community colleges, to qualify for an exemption from non-resident tuition fees under AB 540, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. AB 540 and the California Dream Act are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct from DACA. To learn more about the finical aid opportunities available through the California Dream Act visit: icanaffordcollege.com

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  • DonHonda

    Is this what to expect from DREAMers?:

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sdut-ruben-navarrette-one-dreamers-missed-lesson-2015jun24-story.html

    Ruben Navarrette: One Dreamer’s missed lesson in good character

  • sheepeater777

    Yes, keep the dreamers here.

    The Democrats need to keep the voter fraud machine humming.

    They need the illegal aliens casting as many fraudulent votes as possible.

    The “Dreamers” are an integral part of the democrat voter fraud.

    How else can you explain California’s insane laws?

    Or the fact that California has more in common with Mexico than the USA?

  • Brian Richards

    Not only are dreamers, (a nonsense characterization by the way), allowed to ignore the law, but they are compensated for doing so. Naturally COC recognizes the profit potential of this racket and thus their support. Citizens throughout this state are unable to afford college but we see fit to give 30 million to non-citizens who are here illegally.

  • Dirk McGivens

    America owes ILLEGALS NOTHING! Wanting ONLY citizens in your country is not racist. America WELCOMES LEGAL IMMIGRANTS, millions have done it the right way, so why cant they? This is why I voted for Trump because I believe in an American President that puts Americans first, that’s called pride not racism.

    • Anthony Breznican

      Donald Trump brought an illegal immigrant to this country named Melania.

      AP: Melania Trump was an undocumented working model
      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/11/04/melania-trump-undocumented-work/93321114/

      • Dirk McGivens

        Doesn’t matter now he married her and she is your First Lady

        • Anthony Breznican

          I’m just glad you acknowledge that she came here illegally. The point is, Trump is a hypocrite.

    • Anthony Breznican

      Donald Trump also exploited illegal immigrant labor in his construction projects.

      Americans first, right? LOL

      http://time.com/4465744/donald-trump-undocumented-workers/

      • Dirk McGivens

        So its Trumps Fault, seriously that’s your answer? This have been a problem for years and ONLY NOW has a President had the balls to do something about. Clinton gave Millions Amnesty and it almost collapsed the US, Bush was busy fighting a war & Obama gave an executive order to give them “DACA” which is an ILLEGAL LAW AGAINST the US. Trump’s Executive Order will Stop DACA.
        America Welcomes LEGAL IMMIGRANTS we don’t ANY ILLEGALS

        • Anthony Breznican

          He should be prosecuted for employing illegal aliens. He broke the law, and you are adamant that the law should be enforced on these things. Trump is a criminal who wrongly employed illegal immigrant labor at the expense of hardworking Americans, who could have used those jobs.

          But my guess is you don’t really care about any of that. Just get the brown folks out, right? 🙂 Yeah, loud and clear.

  • Anthony Breznican

    Ronald Reagan had a great suggestion for this issue:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBWUOOzuWIY