Undocumented Student Support
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach stands in unity with our undocumented community here at Texas Woman’s University. We proudly provide supporting sites and resources to students, faculty, and staff on the latest information pertaining to our undocumented community.
These sites provide information on topics such as knowing their legal rights, policy updates, scholarships, and opportunities for undocumented immigrant students to network, connect and advocate in the community regardless of their immigration status.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to TWU Student Legal Services or you can call 940-898-2968 to set up appointment.
Students may contact the following offices regarding legal questions and concerns, support services, and university scholarships.
- TWU Student Life Legal Services
- TWU Office of Financial Aid
- TWU Counseling and Psychological Services Office
To connect on national scholarships, social advocacy, internships specifically for undocumented students, visit the following websites.
If you need assistance with In-state(Texas) Financial Aid, private scholarships, college access, and finding your Texas House of Representatives, visit the following websites.
Students, faculty, staff can find national updated on immigration, advocacy, policies, worker’s rights, discrimination, work authorization by visiting the following websites.
- Informed Immigrant: A collective of nationally recognized immigrant-serving organizations, lawyers, technologists, and allies dedicated to helping the undocumented immigrant community.
- Proyecto Inmigrante: For advising and legal services
- Opening Doors International: Advising and legal services
- Family Emergency Communication Plan: provides clear steps to collect and share all necessary information within the family, including guidelines to practice in case of emergency were to happen.
- Video of Know your Rights & Family Preparedness
Scholarships for DACA Students
Undocumented students may not apply for federal student aid using the FAFSA, but this does not have to be a barrier to attending and succeeding in college. Below are a few resources that will provide financial support to undocumented students:
- America Dream Award
- DACA Scholars App
- Golden Door Scholars
- Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- La Unidad Latina Foundation
- MALDEF: The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America compiled a Scholarship Guide, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.
- My Undocumented Life: Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students
Page last updated 3:50 PM, July 2, 2020