Undocumented Student Programs

Undocumented Student Programs welcomes all DREAMers, students from mixed-status families and undocu allies! No matter your immigration status or cultural background, you have an equal opportunity at UCR to get a quality education in a safe and friendly environment with resources to help you achieve your goals. We are here to support you on your journey to greater success! We can help you with:

Attention Educators:

  • We can present at your school! We can explain the UC application process, financial aid, state and federal policies, and more. We can also present in Spanish.
  • Learn more ways that you can support your undocumented students.



CLA Scholarship.
The Chicano Latino Alumni (CLA) advocates and creates opportunities for the academic excellence, professional growth, and advancement of Chicano Latino students, alumni, staff and the community. They have established a scholarship opportunity to recognize the academic and community achievements of students at the University of California, Riverside. Click here to apply.



Cardenas Scholarship. The Chicano Educational & Cultural Fund, Inc. (CECF) has established a scholarship program in partnership with Cardenas Supermarket to recognize the academic and community achievements of students at the University of California, Riverside. Each award will be in the amount of $800 awarded to undergraduate and graduate students on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and demonstrated service to the Chicano/Latino campus community. Click here to apply.



Check out our Facebook Event Page for upcoming workshops and events!

Other Opportunities (Not Affiliated with UCR) 

Dreaming of Grad School Conference. Interested in attending Grad school? The DREAMers Resource and Success Center at CSUSB will be hosting their 2nd annual Dreaming of Grad School conference. This one day conference will include workshops with a wide range of topics that will assist in navigating students from the graduate application process till the completion of their degree. This year, the conference will also feature presentations from notable educators at California State University, San Bernardino as well as prominent students and distinguished community members. Click here for more information. 

SEPTEMBER 9th, 2017 | 8am - 4pm | California State University, San Bernardino


UndocuHacks2017. UndocuMedia will be partnering up with great organizations to bring you the first immigrant youth-led hackathon. Undocuhacks will serve as a collaborative meeting platform and will bring together professionals in the tech industry and people directly affected by immigration policies to develop technology tools of protection, education, healing, and empowerment. For more information click here.

September 8th-10th | Los Angeles



Mexican-American Dream Scholarship. Each year in the fall, COFEM invites AB-540/DACA students, or students who are members of a COFEM-affiliated federation or club, to apply for its scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a four-year accredited University or a two-year program at a Community College. Through a fundraising and matching collaborative, this scholarship program seeks to award scholarships of $500 to Community College students and $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities. For more information click here. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. 


Brave Study. Researchers from UCSF & UCLA are working on a project to assess how immigration status has impacted the health of Asian and Pacific Islanders and Latino undocumented young adults in California. This study builds upon work conducted on Latino DACA-eligibles and API undocumented young adults with the goal of understanding the current health status and barriers and challenges for accessing healthcare among undocumented young adults in California.

JOIN THE BRAVE STUDY and participate in a CONFIDENTIAL 30-45 minute Internet survey. Participants will be compensated up to $20.

To take the survey,  click here