DACA Scholarship Assistance


Through a partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (OIRA) and Facebook, El Centro de la Raza will administer DACA scholarship funds on a first-come first-serve basis until funds run out. Successful DACA scholarship grantees will receive a check made out to the Department of Homeland Security to submit with their DACA renewal application. View our flier here.

Scholarship funds are available to individuals who:

  • Have or previously had DACA status AND
  • Have a completed DACA renewal application AND
  • Who reside in Seattle or work in Seattle or go to school in Seattle.
  • There is no minimum or maximum income requirement.

While USCIS recommends filing for renewal between 150 and 120 days from when your DACA expires, requests received earlier than 150 days and up to 365 days in advance are currently being accepted. However, this could result in an overlap between your current DACA and your renewal.

Schedule a Phone Appointment Only (no walk-ins):

DACA Scholarship Application:

  • You must have completed this scholarship application before your phone appointment: Download in Word here or PDF here.
  • You must have completed your DACA renewal application and have a copy of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) available during your appointment.
  • The address on your scholarship application must be the same as the address on your DACA renewal application.

DACA Renewal Resources:

“The Seattle community has long led the way on supporting immigrants and immigrant communities,” says El Centro executive director Estela Ortega. “From the 1970s when my late husband and Seattle ‘Amigo’ Roberto Maestas led the occupation of the old Beacon Hill School to today with El Centro now providing affordable housing and community services, immigrants have always been what makes America great.”

To learn more, applicants can contact Dulce Gutierrez Vasquez at dgvasquez@elcentrodelaraza.org or (206) 957-4605.