4 Edu Resources for DACA Recipients

Cristian Núñez
2 min readJun 15, 2022
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1. Code The Dream

Code The Dream has an in-house developer shop where students can learn how to code alongside mentors. Some of the recent work includes:

  • A customizable, real-time legislative tracker for a growing startup
  • An online tool for health care providers treating domestic violence survivors
  • An app to notify rural farmworkers of natural disasters
  • A rideshare app for homeless families

Code the Dream (CTD) provides free training in software development followed by the opportunity to apply for a paid apprenticeship, during which students create mobile and web technologies for a wide range of nonprofits and businesses.

2. The Disruptors

The “Disruptors” is an annual fellowship for emerging television writers of color who identify as trans and non-binary, disabled, or undocumented/formerly undocumented immigrants. This 3-month fellowship includes mentorship, community building, professional development, master classes, and a $6,000 stipend.

3. The National Scholarship

The scholarship is for highly motivated undocumented students with significant, unmet financial needs.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Have DACA; TPS; or came to the country before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA criteria;
  • Came to the United States before the age of 16 (if you were born in the US — you are not eligible for our scholarship);
  • Have significant unmet financial needs;
  • Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2021–22 academic year;
  • Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • Have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college or a 4-year college or university before the Fall of 2022 (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2022–23 academic year;
  • Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).

4. Get Schooled

Get Schooled is a national nonprofit that helps young people get to college, find their first jobs, and succeed in both.

Cristian Núñez

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