Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, today offered an announcement that the deadline for applications for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year has been extended to March 4th, 2021. The organization’s expanded eligibility criteria opens applications to DREAMers who have DACA, TPS or who came to the country before November 1, 2015 and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.
TheDream.US partners with more than 75 Partner Colleges in 19 states and Washington, D.C. who are committed to supporting and graduating DREAMers. See a list of our Partner Colleges here.
According to Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US, “Now is the time for immigrant youth to go to college. With DACA solidly in place and the potential for legislation that would provide DREAMers with permanent residency, a college education is key to pursuing a meaningful career that will help immigrant youth contribute to the future of our country. We want to thank all of our Partner Colleges across America for their support and commitment to immigrant youth in pursuing their higher education and career dreams.”
According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Development, and Communications for TheDream.US, “While this is a hopeful moment for many DREAMers, there remain financial barriers for many immigrant youth in their pursuit of a college degree. That’s why we at TheDream.US opened our application to DREAMers who have DACA, TPS, or who came to the country before November 1, 2015 and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria. We encourage all immigrant youth interested in pursuing higher education to learn more and apply before next week’s deadline.”
Learn more about TheDream.US and its scholarship eligibility and application process: HERE
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 6,500 college scholarships to DREAMers attending over 75 partner colleges in 19 states and Washington, DC. We believe that all young Americans, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and pursue a meaningful career that contributes to our country’s future.