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TheDream.US Application Round Open, Aims to Reflect Diversity of Immigrant Communities Across America

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2022

Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]

 

TheDream.US Application Round Open, Aims to Reflect Diversity of Immigrant Communities Across America

Gaby Pacheco of TheDream.US: “We have ambitious goals to increase the number of scholarships awarded by 50 percent compared to past years and to ensure that our applicant pool reflects the diversity of immigrant communities across America.”

Visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/ for more information on eligibility and how to apply before February 28 deadline

Washington, DC – New data from the Pew Research Center underscores the diversity of America’s immigrant communities and underscores why TheDream.US is committed to supporting the college dreams and success of undocumented students of all backgrounds.

Axios highlighted the Pew Research findings, noting, “the U.S. Black immigrant population has “soared 475% over the last 40 years and is expected to keep rising in the coming decades … [it] highlights the growing diversity of immigrants from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa and the often-overlooked diversity of the nation’s Black population.” As the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration has reported, 12.5% of undocumented students are Black and nearly one-quarter of all Black students in higher education are first or second-generation immigrant students.

TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, is in the midst of its 2022-2023 scholarship application round, with a February 28, 2022 deadline to apply for TheDream.US National Scholarship. Applications are open to immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2016. We welcome all undocumented students of all backgrounds who meet our eligibility criteria to apply.

According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated undocumented immigrant students of all backgrounds and from more than 90 countries of origin. For this year’s TheDream.US scholarship round, we have ambitious goals to increase the number of scholarships awarded by 50 percent compared to past years and to ensure that our applicant pool reflects the diversity of immigrant communities across America.”

As one TheDream.US graduate recently told us, “I never thought I’d have a college degree or the means to even try to get one. TheDream.US opened many doors for me. It gave me the key (education) I needed to become the best version of myself and has helped shape who I am today. This program made me feel seen for the first time in my life.”

Learn more about TheDream.US National Scholarship and how to apply before the February 28, 2022 deadline: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/ 

About TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 7,500 college scholarships to DREAMers attending 70+ 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.

Meet TheDream.US Graduates

TheDream.US has over 2,100 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 read their stories here.

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