The U’s Dream Center compiled the following list of resources to support undocumented students during this uncertain time.
- University of Utah Emergency Fund:
The University of Utah is working to find a way to assist students in emergency situations. If you are experiencing an emergency situation and need financial assistance please complete the application here. The following are possible expenses for the emergency funds: tuition, fees, room and board, textbooks, required supplies or materials for classes, transportation, child care, unexpected medical expenses and COVID-19 related expenses. Undocumented students attending the University of Utah are eligible to apply for these funds.
- COVID-19 Tangible Resources for Immigrant Families in Utah:
Ciriac Alvarez Valle from Voices for Utah Children has created this incredible resource for immigrant families in Utah. The document shares information regarding stimulus checks, testing for COVID-19, unemployment benefits and much more. For any questions or concerns regarding this document please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General COVID 19 resources for immigrants:
This page is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status. It is a rapidly changing situation and we want you to quickly and easily be able to find up-to-date, local information for you and your family. The resources will be updated on a weekly basis here.
- The Dream Center partnered with the ACLU of Utah to better understand the rights and protections that Undocumented/DACAmented folks have when protesting in Utah. We hope this video provides students and our community information necessary to protect themselves while fighting for the changes they want.
Watch videos here.
- On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue. The Court found that the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the program was “arbitrary and capricious” and failed to consider the hardship to DACA recipients. In this video, we discuss and clarify what the decision means, how it affects current beneficiaries and prospective applicants. We also recognize the long road and hard work that it took to get here on behalf of the community. Lastly, we share resources available to individuals of mixed-status, their families and communities.
Watch the video here.
There are several scholarship opportunities with August and September deadlines for undocumented students (with or without DACA). The Dream Center will continue updating its website here as new scholarships become available.