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The Samaritan Scholarship

The Samaritan scholarship is for undocumented, academically prepared, first-time freshman or transfer students who have completed their high school education in California.

The Samaritan scholarship program provides leadership development, mentoring, career internship opportunities and cultural events/conferences that scholars can lead and attend.

Qualifications

  • Must be an undocumented student.
  • Must have attended and graduated from a high school in California.
  • Demonstrated Christian commitment.
  • Must have filed and submitted the California Dream Act Application.

Program Requirements (if awarded)

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at FPU.
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA; mid-semester grade reporting required.
  • Regular attendance at FPU's College Hour (14 times/semester).
  • Active involvement in campus life (ie: clubs, student government, newspaper, etc.)
  • Active participation in leadership with the Office of Spiritual Formation.
  • Active involvement in a local church.
  • Annual review with program coordinator to review achievements.

Application Steps

  1. Apply and be admitted to Fresno Pacific University by the established deadlines.
  2. Submit a completed Samaritan Scholarship application and email to dreamers@fresno.edu
  3. Submit essays as detailed on the Samaritan Scholarship application form
  4. Submit a letter of reference attesting to your leadership and academic qualities. Please use a person who was not used during the admission process to the university. Letters can be mailed to Office of Undergraduate Admission 1717 S. Chestnut, Fresno, CA or emailed to Dreamers@fresno.edu
  5. Submit DREAM Act application for financial aid at www.csac.ca.gov

Deadlines to Apply

All steps must be completed prior to the deadlines to be considered.

Priority deadline for Spring: December 1

After December 1, scholarship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis if funds are available.

Priority deadline for Fall: March 2

After March 2, scholarship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis if funds are available

Download the application

For more information about campus support, financial aid, and resources for undocumented students, please visit our Dreamer Student Resources page.