This is a public page with resources for all students in the US, with and without documentation.
As a compassionate community dedicated to our core values of truth, loyalty, and service—values that affirm the inherent dignity of each member of our community, asking us to honor, respect, and serve every person - we affirm the following:
- We will continue to engage in passionate but constructive dialogue, maintain our commitment to academic freedom and the freedom of speech, and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of truth, loyalty, and service to each other;
- We will continue to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), and as part of this commitment to our students regardless of their immigration status, we joined other institutions in the “Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students”; and
- We will continue to strengthen our support of every community member in preserving the freedoms that would otherwise be threatened by discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, disability, and religion.
Stay Up to Date from Multiple Reputable Sources
- National Immigration Law Center: Maintains a current site about developments in DACA.
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration has an advocacy agenda and resources on their page.
- USCIS Official Site for DACA. You should consider the DHS.gov site to be outdated on DACA-related information, unless it specifically has a current “Updated Date”
Please review these PDFs from Immigrants Rising for scholarships which don't require don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.
- Scholarships starting on page 4.
- Fellowships starting on page 4.
Additional databases of scholarships and fellowships available for undocumented young people:
- Community Legal Center: provides immigration legal services
- Church Health Center: provides affordable medical care in multiple languages
- Latino Memphis: advocates for a better, more inclusive Memphis
- This is the guidance that international educators are receiving: NAFSA: DACA Resource Page: For International Student Advisers and Education Abroad Advisers
Advocacy efforts are more important than ever. Here are links for information and referrals to advocacy opportunities: