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Cash For College

California Cash for College workshops 2017!

California Cash for College Workshops, in conjunction with California Student Aid Commission, provide free, one-on-one professional financial aid assistance to families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] or California DREAM Act Application.

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Scholarship Opportunities for AB 540 Students

Undocumented students are encouraged to apply for funding from outside organizations that offer scholarships to students without regard to their citizenship status.

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College Dream Fund Scholarship Coming Soon!

The College Dream Fund Scholarship is specifically for first-generation undocumented students attending a four-year or two-year institution to obtain a higher-level degree beyond high school.​

There will be two different applications one application for first-time high school seniors and another application for renewal applicants who are currently attending a college or university and is a current recipient of our scholarship. Priority is given to the renewal applicants who are current scholars of the College Dream Fund Scholarship.

The applications will be open Monday, January 8, 2018, at 8:00 am and close ​Friday, February 16, 2018, at 5:00 pm.
Note: Unfortunately, the College Dream Fund Scholarship is not available for students applying for Career Trade Institutions.
(Ex: Universal Technical Institute).

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About Youth 2 Leaders

Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of Kern County students has the opportunity to go to college. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of Kern County youth that attain a higher education at the community college or university of their choice.

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Our Vision

All Kern County students will have the resources necessary to access and complete higher education.

Scholarships Opportunities for AB 540 Students

Undocumented students are encouraged to apply for funding from outside organizations that offer scholarships to students without regard to their citizenship status.

For scholarships requesting a Social Security number, students should contact the organization and inquire if that is definitely required for applying. Students should also inquire if a Tax ID number can be substituted for a Social Security number. Students can obtain a Tax ID number from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If US citizenship is indicated as a requirement, students should still contact the organization and inquire if that is truly required.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities for AB 540 Students by downloading our PDF package below.
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Every two weeks, Youth 2 leaders is providing free citizenship and 'Know your Rights' informative workshops. Please call our office for more information.

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