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ATU partners with TheDream.US scholarship program

Arkansas Tech University has become the first institution of higher education in Arkansas to partner with TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth.

The program provides eligible students with the opportunity to apply for up to $33,000 in scholarships that can be applied to the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

TheDream.US has provided 6,500 college scholarships to eligible students at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 states and Washington, D.C. Applications are open for students who meet the requirements for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or who came to the country before Nov. 1, 2015, and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.

“Arkansas Tech University is grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with TheDream.US,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “Student access and success are central to our mission as an institution. This partnership helps the university by further advancing these key efforts. We look forward to joining this community of more than 70 universities and colleges around the nation to create college educational opportunities for Dreamers.”

The 2021-22 scholarship program from TheDream.US includes eligibility for Arkansas immigrant youth, who are eligible to apply following the passage of a state law in 2019 that makes Arkansas students with DACA eligible for in-state tuition rates at Arkansas universities and colleges.