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One Month Remaining for Dreamers in “Locked-Out” States to Apply for TheDream.US College Scholarship

For Immediate Release: January 05, 2023

Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected] 


One Month Remaining for Dreamers in “Locked-Out” States to Apply for TheDream.US College Scholarship 

Visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/ to Learn More and Encourage Applications Before January and February Deadlines


Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, today offered a reminder that its current scholarship application round is open, with expanded eligibility criteria to support the higher education dreams of more Dreamers with and without DACA or TPS. Applications are open to immigrant students who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2017. All undocumented students who meet the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.

The application deadline for the Opportunity Scholarship, for students who live in locked-out states where they cannot access or face limited in-state tuition eligibility, is January 31, 2023. The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree at one of five out-of-state colleges – Christian Brothers University in Tennessee; Delaware State University; Dominican University in Illinois; Eastern Connecticut State University; or Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. Full information on eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship and how to apply is available HERE.

TheDream.US uses the following list of locked-out states to determine Opportunity Scholarship eligibility – a list of states with limited or inaccessible in-state tuition: Alabama; Alaska; Arkansas; Georgia; Idaho; Indiana; Iowa; Louisiana; Maine; Massachusetts; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; New Hampshire; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; South Carolina; South Dakota; Vermont; West Virginia; Wisconsin; and Wyoming.

Additionally, the National Scholarship is for Dreamers who are about to graduate high school or earn a GED; current community college students; or current university students to attend a Partner College in their state. More information about the National Scholarship and how to apply before its application deadline of February 28, 2023 HERE

Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US said: “As we turn the page on a year in which Congress again missed the opportunity to resolve Dreamers’ uncertain futures, we are proud to expand our support of Dreamers’ higher education needs through our open scholarship round. We encourage eligible immigrant youth to apply before the upcoming application deadlines, knowing that during a time of uncertainty, we will remain steadfast in our support of undocumented youth and their futures.”

About TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant students, having provided more than 8,750 college scholarships to Dreamers attending over 80 partner colleges in 21 states and Washington, DC. We believe everyone, regardless of where they were born, should have equitable access to a college education, a meaningful career, and opportunities to contribute to the communities they call home. For more information on TheDream.US, visit www.thedream.us 

Meet TheDream.US Graduates 

TheDream.US has over 3,000 graduates who are driven, resilient, and helping move our shared country forward. They are nurses, teachers, authors, computer scientists, research scientists, business entrepreneurs, nurses, policy analysts, social justice workers – all contributing to the social and economic prosperity of this country. Their stories are ones of resilience and determination. Meet some of TheDream.US graduates and their stories here