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Vasquez Law Firm DACA Dreamer Scholarship

Spring 2024 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 2024 scholarship is December 11, 2023

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 2024 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 2024 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:

  • Digital art
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Pottery
  • Poetry

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 11, 2024.

Winning applicants must submit all requested documentation and information through our application form.
Winning applicants must comprehensively answer one of the provided prompts in a video submission.
Winning applicants’ videos must be of high quality, with clear and concise ideas that depict their personality and experience.

DACA Dream Scholarship Winners

Ahiram Lizeth Osorio Rizo

Fall 2023 Winner Ahiram Lizeth Osorio Rizo

Vasquez Law Firm has proudly awarded Ahiram Lizeth Osorio Rizo as the Fall 2023 recipient of our DACA Dreamer Scholarship. Ahiram is completing her undergraduate studies at Arizona State 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

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