Undergraduate Scholarship for DACA or Undocumented Students.


Mid September


Golden Door Scholars Program

Quick facts

Academic Discipline



DACA, Undocumented


First Year, Sophomore, Junior



GPA: Required Minimum


Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Tuition, room & board for up to four years. Also includes support for internships, job searches, and an annual career-readiness summit.


Golden Door awards scholarships to high-performing students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), TPS (Temporary Protected Status), or undocumented status who meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor's degree. Students with high GPA, taking advanced or challenging high school classes, driven to excel and help others succeed, have held leadership positions or is involved in the community, and actively applying for a variety of scholarships should apply. Each scholar receives a mentor, as well as internship search support, and assistance in finding employment after graduation. 


  • DACA, TPS, or undocumented, meaning have no lawful status in the U.S.
  • Not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors in the categories which would have disqualified the applicant for DACA, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
  • Currently in high school or graduated from a United States high school or obtained a GED (General Education Development) certificate from a United States Program.
  • Willing to apply to or attend one of the Golden Door Scholars Partner Schools. Duke is a Partner School.
  • Willing to explore and apply for other scholarships in addition to the Golden Door Scholarship.