The Borderless Scholars program is designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment
for undocumented students and UndocuAllies. We support these students to overcome
personal and educational challenges due to their immigration status. We provide personal,
career, and academic counseling, on-campus support services, and community resources
including free legal services.
New to Mesa College?
Apply today and use our simple checklist for undocumented students to learn
how to apply for college, receive financial aid, and enroll in classes for an upcoming
Get started at Mesa College OR visit the Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) I4-204.
Apply to become a Borderless Scholar!
Are you an Undocumented Student, Dreamer, AB 540, DACA recipient, or a mixed
status student? Come to the Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) in I4 204 to apply for the
Borderless Scholar Program. Any questions contact us by Phone: 619-500-2053 or Email: MesaDreamers@sdccd.edu.
Borderless Scholars Services
Academic / Career / Personal Counseling
On and off-campus resources
California Dream Act application assistance
AB-540 Affidavit completion assistance
Specialized Workshops and events specifically created for undocumented students
The California Dream Act allows undocumented and non-resident documented students
who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive private scholarships funded through
public universities, state-administered financial aid, university grants, community
college fee waivers, and Cal Grants.
Undocumented students must meet the eligibility criteria for AB 540, AB 2000, SB 68,
or U-Visa holders to apply for and receive California state financial aid (see Eligibility
requirements in the left-hand column).
The California Dream Act allows students to receive state and institutional grants
if they meet income guidelines, apply by the priority deadlines, and complete all
necessary paperwork on time.
Complete and submit the online California Dream Act Application to determine your eligibility. The priority filing/application period is October
1st-March 2 each year.
Borderless scholars have access to counselors experienced in advocating for
the specific needs of undocumented students. Have your academic questions answered,
get help completing the California Dream Act application or the AB-540 Affidavit for
financial aid, and receive support navigating college life as an undocumented student. Learn about Counseling Services at Mesa
Participate in various workshops and events designed to affirm your identity
and equip you with important information regarding undocumented students' rights,
resources, and more. Mark your calendars so you don't miss out on attending one of
our upcoming events. Access the Events Calendar
There are many scholarship opportunities created to support undocumented students
who attend Mesa College. Explore these and the other scholarships you may qualify
for and find the financial support you need to achieve your educational goals. Get
started and learn how to apply!