For Immediate Release: January 24, 2023
Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]
One Week Remaining for Dreamers in “Locked-Out” States to Apply for TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship
Opportunity Scholarship Applications Especially Encouraged from “Dreamers” in North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Idaho, and Iowa Given Preliminary Application Data
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 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. Applications are especially encouraged from Dreamers in North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Idaho, and Iowa given preliminary application data.
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: “We encourage all eligible immigrant youth to apply before the upcoming application deadlines at the end of January and February. During a time of uncertainty for many Dreamers, we will remain steadfast in our support of undocumented youth and their futures.”
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
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