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About the DREAM Program

The Santa Monica College DREAM Program provides support services to undocumented students.

  • Increase personal growth, development, and retention of DREAM students through academic, career, and personal counseling

  • Assist in applying for the California Dream Act/Financial Aid and scholarships

  • Provide workshops relative to undocumented students and their families.

The DREAM Program was developed through commitment and collaboration from the following Santa Monica College departments:

  • Student Equity

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships


  • The Vice President of Student Affairs Office

  • SMC Foundation

Join the BRAVE Study

​Building community, Raising All Voices for health Equity (BRAVE) study. ​This study is for API undocumen​​ted students between the age of 18-31. Please complete the survey which will help researchers make recommendations to school administrators, counselors, and health professionals to better support the needs of​​​​ undocumented API students. Research is conducted by UCLA, UCI, and UCSF. Participants can e​​​arn a $5 Amazon gift card and a chance to win $100.​​

The BRAVE Study​

SMC Foundation Stands with Undocumented Students

Santa Monica College Foundation has established a scholarship fund to provide immediate assistance to SMC's students who are undocumented and are faced with an unforeseen cost to attend college, such as the advanced financial burden to re-apply for DACA. The application fee is $505 per student. With the Trump Administration's announcement to end DACA, the reapplication process was fast-tracked, placing an unreasonable financial burden on our students.

Please consider a gift to this timely and most important initiative. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit SMC Undocumented Students.

Donate to Support Our Undocumented Students


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