Salisbury University welcomes applications from undocumented students as part of its multicultural and inclusive academic environment, where all students, regardless of national origin are supported and empowered to reach their full potential.
What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?
Individuals who have come to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time.
If you would like more information, please visit the website: http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca
Students who have been admitted into Salisbury University and have accepted their offer of admission must fill out the in-state tuition residency application on their GullNet. Under USM regulations, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients have to have held Deferred Action for one year before qualifying for in-state tuition at Maryland institutions. For any questions relating to other policies affecting in state tuition eligibility, please refer to: http://www.usmd.edu/usm/faqs/ResFAQ.html
Completing the application:
If you need additional information or have any questions, you can contact Tuition Residency directly at:
Colleen Paugh - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maryland Dream Act allows high school graduates, who are undocumented, to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges if they meet certain requirements:
Maryland DREAM Act Requirements:
Dream Act students must complete and submit the following form: www.salisbury.edu/residency/docs/USM_NRTF.pdf
If you have any additional questions or need additional information, please contact:
Heather Saxmann - email@example.com
Holloway Hall 226
Link to Tuition Residency Office:
Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC) EDFC has a complete scholarship list at http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html. This page will list an extensive amount of scholarships available for students pursuing aid for their college career.
Hispanic College Fund
The Hispanic College Fund awards scholarships to students with DACA. There are a number of requirements to attain scholarships, but here are some of the general ones you must have:
All majors are accepted, and rewards stem from $500 to $5,000. Visit their website for more information: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/
MALDEF Scholarship Resources
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), founded in 1968 is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. The organization aims to advance the civil rights of the Latino community through the law profession. MALDEF has annually awarded 5-10 law scholarships of $5,000 to law students nationwide. MALDEF also offers scholarships up to $5,000 each to deserving DREAM Act student activists to undergraduates and graduates.
Visit the page for resources: http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html
Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship
The Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala offers scholarships with specific application requirements:
If chosen, candidates will be interviewed and then one will be chosen for an award of $2,000.00 that will be disbursed to the Spring of the following year.
Check their website for the scholarship opportunity: http://montgomeryhispanicgala.org/scholarship.html
The Esperanza Education Fund
The Esperanza Education Fund awards scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 depending on financial need to immigrant students in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area to attend public colleges and universities. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Visit their website for all the details: http://www.esperanzafund.org/scholarship/
The counseling services at Salisbury University provides specific services designed to assist students in their social development while at college. This can range from handling interpersonal conflicts, to managing emotions.
Visit their website for a more detailed explanation: http://www.salisbury.edu/counseling/
Life After College Guide for Undocumented Students covers various topics about what undocumented students can do after college. Topics include graduate school, earning a living, going abroad, and mental health. Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) published this journal in order to give undocumented students answers to questions they may be afraid to ask. Important document such as W-7 Forms, resumes, and 7-9 forms are sampled as well. Keep reading at e4fc.org/images/E4FC_LifeAfterCollegeGuide.pdf for more information.
Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred: Graduates Reaching A Dream Deferred (GRADD) is an organization founded by undocumented graduate students which aims to address the needs of immigrant students interested in pursuing graduate education. GRADD works to establish a national network of students, faculty members, and community leaders dedicated to bringing resources and attention to this underserved student population. They are based out of California, but are available via email for help.
Educators for Fair Consideration also has a list of scholarships available to undocumented students for graduate studies: http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html. Interested applicants can look at the list, narrow which scholarships they want, and then go to the website for more information.
Pre-Health Dreamers is a website dedicated to educating undocumented students interested in a medical school graduate program. The website contains resources, blogs, financial advice and advice.
You can visit their website http://www.phdreamers.org/ for more information.
Undocumented Law Student? Tips for Surviving Law School From An Undocumented Law School Graduate is an article giving first-hand tips to undocumented students who want to pursue a law degree. Advice includes how to pay for it, who to contact and how to essentially make the situation much easier for the student.
Students interested in law school can reference this article for tips on graduating law school: http://prernalal.com/2014/03/undocumented-law-student-tips-for-surviving-law-school/#ixzz3a3aFTcbG
RAISE (Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast) is a pan-Asian undocumented youth-led group on the East Coast. Their aims are to create safe spaces in communities while advocating for humane immigration policies. RAISE organizes grassroots movements to reimagine justice and demand liberation for immigrants in America.
Contact RAISE members at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the movement at raisenyc.tumblr.com.
BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) believes that a thriving multiracial democracy requires racial, social, and economic justice for all. BAJI was formed to bring together voices to advocate for equality and justice in our communities. BAJI educates both African American and black immigrant communities to advocate for racial, social, and economic justice. The alliance provides training to develop leadership skills, works with communities to harness a prophetic voice, and initiate dialogue with African Americans about racial diversity.
Visit their website http://www.blackalliance.org/ for more information.
DEEP (Dream Educational Empowerment Program) seeks educational justice and empowerment for immigrant students. DEEP wants to lay the groundwork that advances the educational justice movement in the U.S. by focusing resources on the needs and realities of immigrant students to increase educational attainment rates.
Visit their website http://unitedwedream.org/ to find out more about the program.
We Are CASA is a Latino and immigration advocacy-and-assistance organization based in Maryland. CASA aims to create a just society by improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. Offerings through the organization include health assistance, English classes, leadership development and employment. The vision of CASA is a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear.
Here is their website: http://wearecasa.org/
Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC) aims to empower undocumented young people in the pursuit of college, career and citizenship. Since opening in 2006, E4FC has offered a multitude of programs and services that address the needs of young people through direct support, leadership development, community outreach, and advocacy. They also provide scholarships to students attempting to attend college.
Visit the website http://e4fc.org/home.html for more resources.
Multicultural Student Services Office
Or contact Vanice Antrum- 410-677-3763
TRiO Achieve SSS is an educational opportunity project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that helps first-generation students, students with financial need and students with disabilities achieve their academic potential and personal goals.
Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)
Dedicated to the preservation of the Latino culture and identity, while supporting the achievement of the Latino community through development of its students on campus and various outreach programs.