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Applicant Communications Example, and Timeline!

**This is for the National Scholarship/Applicants only

Dear Partner Colleges,

Here at TheDream.US, we understand the uncertainty and fear our communities, scholars and applicants face during these political times. We want to make sure our applicants also know, that we are here for them, and that we hope that they will consider becoming one of our Scholars. For this, we plan to continue sending inspirational communications to them (as well as text messages) and hosting webinars and a Facebook live session; not only answer their questions, but to remind them – that we welcome them and support them.

Here is the timeline of the events we will host. Please join us if you can!

Wednesday, 2-1 @ 7PM Q&A Webinar for Applicants – Sign up here:  http://bit.ly/2j6HiVa
Thursday, 2-16 @ 6PM Facebook Live  – Go here at that day and time: http://bit.ly/2iXn9pf
Wednesday, 3-1  @7PM Q&A Webinar for Applicants  –  Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2j6HiVa

Also, here are the communications and timeline, of when we will reach out to all applicants, who have not yet completed their application.

**If you have any inspirational messages, stories or ideas of what we could send them to motivate and help them to finish their application – please share with us J!

Friday, 1-27 Motivational Email to Applicants
Tuesday, 1-31 Reminder for Q&A
Friday, 2-3 Motivational Email to Applicants
Tuesday, 2-7 “Helpful Tip” Email to Applicants
Friday, 2-10 Motivational Email to Applicants
Tuesday, 2-14 Invitation to Facebook Live
Friday, 2-17 Motivational Email to Applicants
Tuesday, 2-21 “Helpful Tip” Email to Applicants
Wednesday, 2-22 Incomplete reminder email to applicants (sent from ISTS)
Friday, 2-24 Motivational Email to Applicants
Tuesday, 2-28 Reminder for Q&A
Friday, 3-3 Motivational Email to Applicants
Monday, March 06, 2017 Incomplete reminder email to applicants (sent from ISTS)
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Incomplete reminder email to applicants (sent from ISTS)
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Incomplete reminder email to applicants (sent from ISTS)

We also wanted to share with you the email that DSU sent to their Opportunity Applicants, a couple days ago, which we think can also be (modified) to be used for the National. We hope it inspires you, as much as it has inspired us.


Greetings Maria Pacheco (Potential Opportunity Scholar),


As a partner school with TheDream.US, we would like to congratulate you on beginning the application process for becoming an Opportunity Scholar.  You have made the right choice to move forward and take a huge leap of faith in your next journey with your educational endeavors.  If you have not yet completed your application with TheDream.US, we encourage you to do so as the deadline is exactly 1 week away on Wednesday, February 1st.


Delaware State University was founded in 1891 as a land-grant institution in Dover, DE and we have grown and evolved into one of the premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the country, perennially positioned among the best of the best in national rankings.  You are invited to take a virtual tour of our 356 acre main campus or take a more in depth short Video tour (please note we have updated our majors since shooting this video last year).  We Expect Greatness at our institution and encompass our 5 core values (Diversity, Integrity, Community, Scholarship and Outreach) in all we do.  Below are a few short facts about DSU.

  • 4,215 undergraduate students with 221 full-time faculty
  • 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 9 residence halls
  • 6 academic colleges
  • Offering 42 bachelor’s, 16 master’s and 5 doctoral degree programs
  • 18 NCAA Div. I Sports
  • 100+ student organizations

Our current Opportunity Scholars here on campus are excited and wishing you the best as you go through this journey in applying and taking those next steps.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any specific questions you may have about DSU as I will be happy to speak with you.  We look forward to hearing from you!

We thank you for your continued support, and highly encourage you to continue reaching out them, organizing sessions to assist them complete their application, and spreading the word with your networks!

In solidarity,

TheDream.US Team