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TheDream.US Announces Opening of College Scholarship Round for Immigrant Students

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2020

Contact: Michael Earls: [email protected] 

TheDream.US Announces Opening of College Scholarship Round for Immigrant Students 

Visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/ for Eligibility and Application Information


Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, today announced the opening of its new Scholarship round for the 2021-2022 academic year. 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.

According to Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. The recent election results, and President-elect Biden’s commitments to reinstate the DACA program and pursue a path to citizenship, deliver hope that DREAMers can plan their futures with certainty. This includes pursuing a college education and careers that will let them put their resilience and determination to work in helping to rebuild our economy.

Yet DREAMers face continued barriers in pursuing their higher education, remaining ineligible for federal financial aid and facing other access and affordability challenges. As our Scholarship round opens for the next academic year, we want the immigrant community and allies to be aware of our expanded eligibility criteria to support additional DREAMers’ in their college goals.”

TheDream.US partners with more than 70 Partner Colleges in 16 states and Washington, D.C. who are committed to supporting and graduating DREAMers. The organization offers two types of scholarships depending on where the applicant lives:

  • The National Scholarship is for first-time college students or community college graduates to attend a Partner College in their state. The National Scholarship is for tuition and fees up to $16,500 for an associate’s degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications is February 25, 2021.
  • The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot access in-state tuition. The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications is January 28, 2021.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/ 

About TheDream.US

  • TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 6,500 college scholarships to DREAMers at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 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 prosperity.
  • Read the September 2020 “In Their Own Words” survey report from TheDream.US detailing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of 2,681 Scholars attending Partner Colleges in 17 states and Washington, DC. The survey found that while DREAMers and their families’ economic and health security have been greatly diminished by the pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the future of DACA, DREAMers remain focused on completing college, giving back to their communities, and ambitiously pursuing their post-college goals.