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Golden Door Scholarship

Offered by Golden Door Scholars

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 25, 2024
Multiple awards worth

Tuition + Room & Board

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

October 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who is undocumented or has DACA status? Further, are you pursuing a degree or career in a STEM, nursing, or business-related field? If so, you may be eligible for the Golden Door Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards the cost of tuition, room, and board to multiple undocumented/DACA students who demonstrate financial need and are attending a partner school (see full list of partner schools under “Eligibility Information”). Applicants not attending a partner school will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you’re an undocumented or DACA student pursuing your first undergraduate degree, and you demonstrate financial need, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Golden Door Scholars

Golden Door Scholars exists to permanently disrupt intergenerational poverty and increase diversity in the workforce by setting undocumented students up for high-earning, sustainable careers in STEM, Nursing, and Business. They believe everyone deserves the opportunity for higher education and economic mobility.

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the below eligibility criteria. However, bear in mind that while preference will be shown to students attending one of the universities below, it is not a requirement in order to apply.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Citizenship

DACA

Minimum GPA

3.0

Academic Interest

Computer Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Engineering/Management, Math, Statistics, Insurance/Actuarial Science, Cybersecurity, Advertising/Public Relations, Library and Information Sciences, Economics, Industrial Design, Graphic Design/Printing, Nursing, Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

University

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE, BARD COLLEGE, BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE, DAVIDSON COLLEGE, DUKE UNIVERSITY, ELON UNIVERSITY, EMORY UNIVERSITY, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE, GUILFORD COLLEGE, HAMILTON COLLEGE, MEREDITH COLLEGE, OBERLIN COLLEGE, QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE, RHODES COLLEGE, SMITH COLLEGE, TUFTS UNIVERSITY, WAKE FOREST UNIV - UNDERGRADUATE, WINGATE UNIVERSITY, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WOFFORD COLLEGE

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

1,000-word essay

2-minute video

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to DACA students.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Golden Door Scholars at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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