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Columbia Gorge Community College is a sanctuary college committed to the diversity of its student body and, as such, is committed to the protection of all of its students including undocumented student immigrants and students who qualify as Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA). CGCC is committed to the safety and privacy of its students, and as a Sanctuary College bound by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), it will continue to protect all of its students in line with institutional policies, only releasing non-directory student information if served with a valid court order.


The FAFSA or ORSAA Filter Tool

  • You may qualify for federal or Oregon funding for college. Learn more with this tool.

CGCC Foundation Scholarships

  • Scholarships offered through CGCC

Undocumented & DACA Students: State Financial Aid Resources

  • State of Oregon resources to pay for college

Oregon Latino Scholarship Program

  • First Generation Students &DACA recipients are encouraged to apply
CASA of Oregon - Sister Adele Memorial Scholarship
  • Supplementary assistance to qualified individuals of farmworker households interested in beginning or continuing their post-secondary education


  • Connects Washington students students to scholarships in many states that don’t require U.S. citizenship

Soroptimist Live your Dream Award

  • For women who provide the primary financial support for their families

Beyond Dreaming Scholarship List

  • Washington-specific

Immigrants Rising

  • Provides tips for application and lists of scholarships and fellowships that don't require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

Dream.US scholarship 

  • Open to community college graduates who transfer to the University of Washington

Scholarship America DREAM Award

  • Available for students with DACA

My Undocumented Life

  • General scholarship blogs and resources

The Ford Family Foundation

  • Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are eligible to apply for these scholarships 

Oregon Worker Relief Fund

  • Direct support to immigrant Oregonians impacted by lost work and wages due to COVID-19, extreme heat, smoke and other climate disasters, complex immigration system, eviction and the housing crisis





Consulate of Mexico in Portland

  • Info available in Spanish, English, and many indigenous languages

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Know your Rights (red cards) 

  • A printable and easily sharable list of rights

Oregon Law Center 

  • Free legal help on matters related to farmworker rights, livelihood, residence, medical care, and physical safety against domestic violence

National Immigration Law Center

  • Dedicated to defending and advocating for the rights of low-income immigrants and providing DACA updates

PCC  Clear Clinic 

  • DACA renewals, limited scope deportation defense

Raids Watch: Know Your Rights

  • A video from the American Civil Liberties Union

What to do if ICE visits

  • Multilingual handouts handouts for many scenarios: ICE worksite raids, ICE home visits, and ICE public stops


OSU CAAMP Migrant Summer Programs

  • Leadership skills and college familiarity for migrant youth

Surviving & Resisting: Defending DACA

  • A Toolkit for DREAMers

United We Dream

  • Resources, guides, and updates on DACA


For additional basic needs resources like food, transportation assistance, etc, click below.

Additional Resources