Weber State University is continuously monitoring the Sept 5, 2017 announcement of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program, which has been in place for five years, protects certain immigrants, who have entered the country as minors. It defers action from deportation and makes the recipients, known as DREAMers, eligible for work permits among other benefits.
Weber State University's Office of Access and Diversity remains committed to students and alumni who are impacted by any change to DACA. We offer our strongest support and resources to all of our students, but especially to our DREAMers, who are directly impacted by any decision. Ending DACA would dramatically change the lives of young people, who were brought to this country as children and are pursuing higher education across the state of Utah and the nation. Please know that WSU's Office of Access and Diversity, and its entire team of professionals, is an excellent resource for support and guidance. We are here for you.
To our DACA students, we know this is the place you call home. We know that you are inspired and ready to contribute. We know you are on your way to achieving and becoming your own American dream. We don't know what other changes could be coming to the DACA program in the near future, but we will continue to communicate with you as we learn more. In the meantime, we want to reassure our campus community that the university remains strongly committed to creating a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for students from all backgrounds and from all parts of the globe. While we wait together for more news on the subject; if you need to talk, process information, or simply be with a caring person, let us know. You can call us at 801-626-7006, email us at email@example.com. Our doors are always open, feel free to walk into our office in the Student Services Building Suite 150. We are here for you.
Please remember if you need help renewing your DACA or knowledge about forms, we can help you. You are students in an institution that supports you and there are state-wide policies in place that you can access to achieve and succeed in higher education.
Norman C. & Barbara L. Tanner Housing Scholarship for 2018-19
The Office of Access & Diversity offers a scholarship for on-campus housing and meal plan for new incoming or current undergraduate ethnic/racial minority students, based on financial and housing need. The scholarship may cover partial or full cost of housing (shared room) and a meal plan in either Wildcat Village or University Village for 2 semesters. Students must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours), and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to apply. Students receiving the award must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Single applicants must be willing to share a room. This is a one year(2 semester) scholarship and may be applied for annually. Please fill out the online Google Form Application to be considered.
Priority deadline is June 1, 2018.
News & Announcements
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
- School House Connection
Deadline: November 2018
- Soroptimist International of Salt Lake
Deadline: November 2018
- The SOMOS Liberation Foundation Scholarship
USCIS and DACA Renewal Applications:
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As of October 2018, Update: USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Due to federal court orders on Jan. 9, 2018 and Feb. 13, 2018, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. The scope of the Feb. 13 preliminary injunction issued in the Eastern District of New York is the same as the Jan. 9 preliminary injunction issued in the Northern District of California. Unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017, until further notice.
Here are some quality resources to help you as we all begin to sort out what this means for DACA students.
We will post additional information as it becomes available and as we know more.
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