DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and Undocumented Students Scholarship and Financial Aid Eligibility


Whittier College welcomes applications from DACA and undocumented students. 

Students will have the opportunity to receive academic and talent scholarships in addition to need-based financial aid. 

Academic Scholarships

Every student will be automatically considered for a wide range of academic scholarships during the admission process.  Notification of any award received will be noted in the official acceptance letter to Whittier College.

Talent Scholarships   

All students can apply for Talent Scholarships in the areas of Art, Music and Theatre. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

John Greenleaf Whittier Scholarship Program

Academically eligible students will be invited to participate in our Greenleaf Scholarship Program which gives students the opportunity to compete for additional scholarship monies beyond any academic award they have already received. Invitations are sent on a rolling basis beginning in November. 

Financial Aid

Eligible students can apply for and receive additional financial aid via the California Dream Act. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, click here.  

Students with a work permit are also eligible to receive work-study which allows students to pursue on campus employment.