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DREAM Scholarship

In 2017, Santa Monica College Foundation established a scholarship fund to provide immediate assistance to SMC's students who are Dreamers and faced with an unforeseen, advanced financial burden to re-apply for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or other emergency situations. And those funds were disbursed quickly! On October 18th SMC hosted another DACA Renewal event, and we still need your help. The DACA re-application fee of $505 continues to place unreasonable financial burden on our students.

The SMC Foundation and the entire SMC community continues its commitment to all students, including our Dreamers. Please consider a gift to this timely and most important initiative. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit SMC Dreamer Students who are legally in the United States under DACA. The scholarship program will be administered by the DREAM program.

The need continues to grow and your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.  With your help, we have no doubt that we will reach our $20,000 goal!

For more information about the DREAM Program, click here.

For SMC employees who would like to contribute to this scholarship via payroll deduction, please complete the Payroll Deduction Form and send through inter-office mail to the SMC Foundation.

The SMC Board of Trustees passed a resolution at their Oct. 2 meeting in support of undocumented students, declaring October 15-19, 2018 the Undocumented Student Week of Action.

(Left to Right): Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, SMC Superintendent/President; Rob Rader, trustee; Dr. Louise Jaffe, trustee; Barry Snell, Board Chair; Dr. Margaret Quinones-Perez, Board Vice Chair; Dr. Nancy Greenstein, trustee; and Alex Boyd, student trustee hold signs that state: “My Name is _______ . I am an unafraid educator!” Similar signs will be available for faculty, students, staff and community members on the SMC quad on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. who want to demonstrate their support for undocumented students. (Trustees Dr. Andrew Walzer and Dr. Susan Aminoff were absent at the Oct. 2 meeting).