Undocumented Student Program (USP) | Nevada State College

Undocumented Student Program (USP)

Nevada State College is committed to supporting all students regardless of immigration status. NSC’s Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives Office helps students who are a part of this community by providing mentorship to TheDream.US scholars, researching scholarships and job opportunities for students, and working with campus and community partners to uplift and retain these individuals.

TheDream.US Scholarship

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers. They provide scholarships to highly-qualified DREAMers to help them pay for their college education. Our Scholars have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) or arrived to the USA before 11/1/2015 and meet other eligibility criteria.  Visit TheDream.US to see full criteria.

The organization is partnered with more than 75 colleges across the United States. Here in the state of Nevada the designated partner college the Scholar would attend is Nevada State College. They will have the opportunity to major in any degree program Nevada State College offers.

Important Dates for National Scholarship

1.November – Application Opens

2.February – Application Closes

3.Late April – Awardees Notified

We encourage students who qualify for the National Scholarship to apply!


Dreamers Club

The Dreamers Club was formed by the first 13 TheDream.US Scholars at Nevada State College in the Fall of 2017. The club focuses on providing a safe space for DACA and Undocumented students to talk about their journey and experiences in college. Meetings consist of films, discussions, event planning, and activities.

Meetings are held once a month for approximately one hour.

Dates and times for meetings during the Spring Semester, to be determined.

If you wish to receive updates and information on the club, email nscdreamersclub@gmail.com with your contact information and any questions.

Follow us on Instagram @NSCDreamersClub

Scholarships for UndocuScholars

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

HEERF Funding

Immigrants Rising

2021 Scholarship and Fellowship Lists

Free Legal Resources

Free Legal Resources are available for Undoucmented and DACAmented students and their families through Nevada State College’s partnership with the UNLV Immigration Clinic. This includes current legal information and help processing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications and renewals.

Applying to NSC as a first time student

Information on requirements and how to apply to NSC- somewhere include information that you DO NOT have to have a social security number to apply


Non-Federal Aid Form

Institutional financial aid application for students that are not a  U.S. Citizen or are a non-citizen and will not complete FAFSA.

https://nsc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2021-Non-Federal-Application.pdf or https://nsc.edu/financial-aid/forms-and-documents/

Community Partners

Make the Road Nevada

Description – Non-Profit Community Organization that fundraises for DACA renewals and provides resources to the immigrant community.


Dream Big Nevada

Covid-19 and community resources. Help with DACA renewals and provides resources to the immigrant community.


Resource Guide for Immigrants by Nevada Senator Cortez Masto

This page provides resource guides for Nevada residents, including a guide for immigrants. Available in English and Spanish, must be downloaded in Adobe PDF format.


Legal Resources

UNLV Immigration Law Clinic

The UNLV Immigration Clinic offers FREE consultations and legal services to UNLV and CSN students, staff, and their families. Make an appointment with our attorney or call our office at (702) 895-2080 for more information. Appointments are now available at both UNLV and CSN campuses.


National Immigration Law Center

Legal advocacy and resources, everyone in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution.


Legal Aid of Southern Nevada

Legal Aid of Southern Nevada continues to operate normal business hours. To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus), Legal Aid Center will assist all clients via phone at (702) 386-1070 or email at info@lacsn.org.


Immigration Center for Women & Children

Provides free and low-cost legal immigration assistance. For assistance, call (702) 430-7981.


Nevada Legal Services

provides legal assistance on tenants’ rights, government benefits, consumer issues, elder law, and more. For assistance contact via email, phone, or the contact us website page.


Healthcare Resource

Nevada Health Centers

Offers low-cost services on a sliding fee scale based on federal poverty levels for those without insurance. There are multiple health centers located in Northern and Southern Nevada. For more information about Nevada Health Centers, please call 800.787.2568 or find a health center near you.


Southern Nevada Health District

We’re working to keep Southern Nevada healthy!


Free Clinic Directory

Free Clinic Directory is committed to helping you find free and affordable clinics in your area.


Huntridge Family Clinic

The clinic services the LGBTQ community, and also offers support to undocumented folks on a sliding fee scale.


Hope Christian Health Center

This health center is open to undocumented folks on a sliding fee scale. You must call first.


Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada

This non-profit health organization provides free primary health care and wellness services to low-income, uninsured individuals.


UNLV School of Medicine

Offers comprehensive outpatient services for the community. Will be conducting free testing for COVID-19 starting March 24th until tests run out. By Appointment Only. Must be exhibiting symptoms and/or meet CDC guidelines for testing. Call (702) 583-4408 for appointments.


Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada

One person per visit (only the person who is seeking care, all other folks joining, must wait in the car). Only immediate needs are being considered, such as STI screenings, cancer screenings and possible emergency referrals, but no “wellness checks”.

Locations: 3220 W. Charleston Blvd; 3300 E. Flamingo #35

Phone: 1-800-230-7526


Income and Career Options for DACA/Undocumented Students (Income Generation)

Income & Career Options for DACA/Undocumented Students.

Video Recording by TheDream.US


Alternative Income & Career Options for DACA/Undocumented Students.

Powerpoint Presentation by TheDream.US


Part#1: Understanding What It Means to Work for Yourself

Everyone, regardless of immigration status, can make money by building their own businesses and working for themselves. We’re here to show you how to generate income through entrepreneurship and freelancing. See below for tools to help you get your #UndocuHustle on!

Recording: https://youtu.be/7pfB5WrTwEE

Slides: shorturl.at/uwDFQ (with links to resources)

In Spanish: Aprende Como Generar Ingresos y Ser Un Emprendedor

Grabación: https://youtu.be/71YV36Iu6o8

Presentación en PowerPoint: shorturl.at/evNW8 (con links a recursos)

Part #2: Developing an Entrepreneurship Mindset

Learn how to get started with entrepreneurship. The webinar will provide a hands-on approach to turn your specific skills, experience and knowledge into opportunities to generate income.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F98rw7N9PkU

Slides: shorturl.at/atMQ1 (with links to resources)

In Spanish: Desarrollando Una Mentalidad Emprendedora

DACA/Undocumented Scholarships

DACA/Undocumented Scholarships can be found here: https://nsc.edu/cedi/scholarships/#daca

Individual consultations available. Call 702-992-2392 to schedule. Email ScholarAdvisor@nsc.edu with any questions.

Keep an eye out on portal announcements and Nevada State College social media for future events where Dreamers and their families come together, discover resources and create more opportunities for students to succeed.

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