Income Generation


Below are a few resources that showcase fellowships, internships, scholarships, and resources tailored to support your pursuit of academic excellence and financial security.
Fellowships and Scholarships

Immigrants Rising has a comprehensive list of scholarships and fellowships. They continuously update the database so you can expect to find something for you at any time. 

Immigrants Rising List of Scholarships and Fellowships


Parker Dewey is an online platform that connects individuals to businesses via micro-internships aka short projects. The projects on the website range in industries and are undocu-friendly. Check out their offerings but making an account and going from there!

Parker Dewey


For some, starting their own business is the way to go! If that applies to you, Sparks is a great place to start. Learn all about becoming an independent contractor or setting up a Limited Liability Company. 

Spark powered by Immigrants Rising


For some of these opportunities, employers or educations may ask you to provide a social security number or an ITIN which is short for An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. This is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service meant to be used for individuals in the US who are filing taxes. 

Per the IRS an ITIN does not:

  • Authorize work in the U.S.
  • Provide eligibility for Social Security benefits
  • Qualify a dependent for Earned Income Tax Credit Purposes

However, onced issued an ITIN can be used to open a bank account, buy a house, open an high-yields saving account, apply to life insurance and more! 

Below are a few resources that can help you: 

Learn: The facts about an ITIN

ITIN Guide

Apply: Filing Assistance

Entrepreneurship Program - Seeds for the Future

(Empresario de Negocios - Semillas Para El Future)

Seeds for The Future is a non-credit Entrepreneurship Certificated Pilot-Program funded by Immigrants Rising through the Catalyst Fund. This program is geared for our Undocumented community interested in exploring a small business idea. The program has been implemented to give students the opportunity to obtain the necessary knowledge, resources, and skills needed to establish a small business once the one-year curriculum is completed.

Este programa gratuito, fue establecido específicamente para asistir a nuestra comunidad que tiene interés en explorar los pasos necesarios para establecer su propio negocio. Después de completar 6 clases los estudiantes obtendrán un certificado de Iniciativa Empresarial. Fondos para este programa son proveídos por la organización no lucrativa Immigrants Rising.

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