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TheDream.US Awards National Scholarship to More Than 1,400 Dreamers

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2024

Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected] 

Washington, DC – Today, TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant students, announced it had awarded its National Scholarship to more than 1,400 Dreamers nationwide to attend one of the 82 Partner Colleges in 21 states and Washington, DC. The National Scholarship offers tuition and fees up to $33,000 for Dreamers to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The awarded recipients have until May 9 to accept the award and to officially join the next class of TheDream.US National Scholars. 

Maria, a TheDream.US National Scholar who attends City College of New York, said: “With the help of TheDream.US, I have been able to focus solely on my career, without any worries, and work towards achieving my educational goals. The organization’s commitment to empowering undocumented students and fostering their academic and professional success is truly incredible.”

Cristobal, a TheDream.US Alum who attended Lewis University, said: “The highest education my parents reached was some high school. With TheDream.US, I was able to make their sacrifices worth it, and have become a first generation student graduating with a college degree. It brought pride and joy to my family and I, which would not have occurred if it wasn’t for TheDream.US.”

Gaby Pacheco, President and CEO of TheDream.US, said: “As we continue to celebrate our tenth anniversary at TheDream.US and our support for more than 10,000 Scholars over the past decade, we are beyond excited to award another 1,400 Scholarships nationwide. This youngest group of Dreamers largely lacks the opportunity to apply into the DACA program and is starting their early adulthood during a time that doesn’t seem very hospitable to immigrant students and their families. While we will continue to push for meaningful reforms that expand Dreamers’ opportunities, the future of relevant policy and law unfortunately remains uncertain. 

“Yet we can promise to this newest cohort of awardees that we will stand by them, we will support them, and we can’t wait to meet them – both as future TheDream.US Scholars and ultimately as college graduates who we’ll partner with to find meaningful ways to put their degrees to use. We thank our National Partner Colleges for their partnership and look forward to these awardees becoming official TheDream.US Scholars.”

About TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant students, having provided more than 10,000 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