On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that immigrants who arrive to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is discretionary determination to prevent removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.
If you would like to learn more about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and application process please click on the picture below. It will take you the US Center for Immigration Services (USCIS) webpage.
According to the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), you may be eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. However, you are required to verify your Washington State residence, as well as your DACA status, before this scholarship can be awarded.
The UW’s Residence Classification Office is in charge of this verification process. Please download their Residence Questionnaire at: http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/residency/applicationProcess.html and submit it and the necessary documentation for residency, along with a copy of your DACA documentation (I-797 form), to the Residence Classification Office.
Because the questionnaire cannot be faxed or emailed/scanned, please either mail your documents to or drop them off in person at:
Residence Classification Office
264 Schmitz Hall, Box 355850
Seattle, WA 98195-5850