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Vasquez Law Firm DACADreamer Scholarship

Spring 2025 Scholarship Opportunity Now Open for Applications

For over 35 years, Attorney William Vasquez has been providing legal support to immigrants. The Vasquez Law Firm has successfully represented clients in a wide range of cases, including those involving family-based immigration, asylum, and citizenship. The North Carolina legal team also has vast experience helping young undocumented immigrants receive relief through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival–or DACA.

Through DACA, undocumented students may be able to pursue a higher education in the United States. We understand how difficult it can be for many of these students to receive financial assistance when attending college. Through our Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship, we hope to make the dream of pursuing a college education more attainable for these students.

The Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship awards $1,000 to two exceptional students each semester to use toward their educational expenses. We are honored to help these students continue to fight for their American Dream.

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The application deadline for the Spring 2025 scholarship is November 27, 2024

Contact our scholarship team via email sserddA liamE wohS

Student Eligibility Details

We are offering these two awards to Dreamers who are attending college or university within the United States. To apply for this scholarship, please review the following criteria to make sure you meet all requirements:

Applicant must be a DACA recipient pursuing a higher education
Applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average or higher
Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college/university for the Spring 2025 semester
Applicant must be at least 17 years of age

Application Instructions

All students must fill out the application at the bottom of this page. Applicants should include their contact information, an unofficial academic transcript, and proof of enrollment if their transcript does not provide evidence that they are enrolled at an accredited university or college for the Spring 2025 semester. We also ask each student to provide documentation proving their DACA status, which may include a copy of their Notice of Deferred Action or Employment Authorization Document.

Additionally, to apply for this scholarship, students must submit a piece of art of their choosing. The art should depict what it has meant to the student to immigrate to the United States. This may include (but is not limited to) one of the following options:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Canvas Art
  • Pottery
  • Poetry (This must be submitted as the student reciting the poem via recording or video).
  • Please note, at this point in time we are not accepting submissions of digital art or paper-pencil drawings/sketch work.

The selected award recipient will have the option of their art being displayed at our law firms.

Evaluation Criteria Explained

We understand how critical any amount of monetary assistance is to a student pursuing higher education. As a team, we take our responsibility of reviewing your applications very seriously. Below, you will find the criteria we will consider when selecting our winners:

We hope to notify our two scholarship recipients via email by January 8, 2025.

Winning applicants must submit all requested documentation and information through our application form.
Winning applicants must comprehensively answer the provided prompt within their submission.
Winning applicants’ submissions must be original with clear ideas that depict their personality and experience.

DACA Dream Scholarship Winners

Nancy Nayeli Hernandez Garcia

Spring 2024 Winner: Nancy Nayeli Hernandez Garcia

We at the Vasquez Law Firm are thrilled to award Nancy Nayeli Hernandez Garcia as one of the Spring 2024 recipients of our DACA Dreamer Scholarship. Nancy is currently a graduate student at Arizona State University.

Jorge Manzanares

Spring 2024 Winner Jorge Manzanares

The Vasquez Law Firm is happy to announce Jorge Manzanares as one of the Spring 2024 recipients of our DACA Dreamer Scholarship. A graduate student at The University of Arizona, Jorge is eager to use the skills he obtained in his graduate program to pursue his ultimate goal: becoming a president at a university.

Contact Information:

Please send all questions and concerns to sserddA liamE wohS.

Our scholarship team can answer questions students and universities may have regarding eligibility criteria or the application process. The best way to reach our team is by EMAIL. To avoid any last-minute issues, we encourage all students to apply well in advance.

Application Form

The Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network.

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