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A.R.E. Scholarship

The Association of Raza Educators (A.R.E.) is determined to provide an education that is equitable to all, regardless of citizenship status. A.R.E. believes that all students deserve an opportunity to attend college without discrimination of any kind. Through its fiscal sponsor, the Raza Education Fund, the Association of Raza Educators will provide undocumented students with an opportunity to realize their dreams of attending college.


Each year A.R.E will award undocumented graduating seniors, continuing college students, and active community members and students with a scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the amount raised and/or donated to the Raza Education Fund. The application deadline is March 14; and the maximum award amount is $5,000.


    • Must demonstrate leadership in extra-curricular activities; a commitment to improve the conditions of your community, financial need, and most importantly, you must demonstrate a high level of community involvement

    • Must be a student/community member residing in San Diego at time of applying

    • Must be an undocumented/AB 540/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) student or an active community member

    • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university for the fall semester

    • Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA

    • Must be able to attend the 9th Annual A.R.E Banquet

    • Scholarship recipients are selected based on need and their commitment to their communities.

    • Students are required to turn in an application and go through a thorough interview process, which demonstrates how they are actively involved in fighting for social justice in their community.

    • Scholarship recipients are expected to further the goals of A.R.E.

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