- TheDream.US Program: Oglethorpe University is the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the United States as children, or “DREAMers”.TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access program for DREAMers. The program raises private funds and awards scholarships to help these students pay for their college education.
- Immigrant Rising’s List of Undergraduate Scholarships: scholarships for undergraduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local, state, and national level.
Jobs, Internships and Fellowships
- Handshake: All students are recommended to make an account on Handshake to always have complete access to the jobs/internships available through Oglethorpe. For DACA recipients, there are a number of available on-campus jobs as long as they do not receive funding from the Federal Work-Study Program. For those without DACA, there are typically fewer options on Handshake, but opportunities do occasionally pop up. If you already have an account, you can more quickly apply for those positions when they do arise.
- Micro-Internships through Parker Dewey: Oglethorpe has recently established this partnership with Parker Dewey, an organization that matches employers with independent contractors for short-term, paid projects. Because workers serve as independent contractors instead of full-time employees, work authorization isn’t needed Contractors can file taxes using only an ITIN. This is a new partnership, but it has a great deal of potential for undocumented students looking for valuable experience at different companies.
- Immigrants Rising List of Undergraduate Fellowships: The fellowships on this list are open to undocumented undergraduate students and provide opportunities for students to receive funding while pursuing career, professional, and academic development.
- Internships at the Latin American Association: There are also competitive internship opportunities at the Latin American Association related to program planning, fundraising, marketing, grant writing, communications, public relations, youth education, and immigration legal services. These internships can potentially provide credit and experience at the LAA’s office just a few miles from Oglethorpe.
For more information or updates about jobs and internships for undocumented students, please contact Peter Dye ([email protected]).
- OU Counseling Center: You can visit Oglethorpe’s Counseling Center website or email [email protected] for information about counseling services and appointments. Be sure to follow them on Instagram @OU.Counseling!
Legal Services and Resources
Helpful Oglethorpe Instagram accounts
- OU Undocumented Student Center, @UndocuPetrels
- OU Undocumented Student Organization, @OUMonarchs
- OU Career Development, @OglethorpeCareers
- The HUB, @HubHelpMe
- Oglethorpe Counseling Center, @OU.Counseling
- Oglethorpe Student Government Association, @OgleSGA
Helpful Undocumented Student Resources Instagram accounts
- DREAMer’s Roadmap, @DreamersRoadMap
- Immigrants Rising, @ImmigrantsRising
- Informed Immigrant, @Informed_Immigrant
- United We Dream, @UnitedWeDream
- Latino Community Fund GA, @LCF_Georgia
- The Latin American Association, @TheLAA
- Center for Pan Asian Community Services @CPACSOrg