Ascend Educational Fund, Dream Big Nevada, Immigrants Rising

Ascend Educational Fund awards scholarships to immigrant students and children of immigrants to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Scholarship recipients are selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community. 

Dream Big Nevada provides #Dreamers with a DACA Renewal Fund that helps them by paying for their DACA renewal (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This process is urgent, complicated, and expensive  as applicants must submit $495 fee along with their renewal applications. For many DACA recipients who are students or low wage workers who often spend months saving up to pay for these fees, that is an extraordinary unexpected expense. 

Immigrants Rising has numerous programs which support undocumented young people, including their “Entrepreneurship Fund” which provides grants to undocumented entrepreneurs working to create positive social change, in a variety of industries including education, film, food, healthcare, media, music, technology, and sustainable farming.