For Immediate Release: January 11, 2022
Contact: Michael Earls: [email protected]
TheDream.US College Scholarship Applications Open for Georgia Immigrant Youth
Visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/ for Application and Eligibility Information for Nation’s Largest College Access and Support Program for DREAMers
Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, today offered a reminder that its Scholarship round for the 2022-2023 academic year is open for Georgia immigrant students. 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 who meet our eligibility criteria to apply before the deadlines at the end of January and February.
TheDream.US offers two types of scholarships to undocumented students living in Georgia – one for Georgia students to attend one of its out-of-state Partner Colleges and one for Georgia students to attend Oglethorpe University – where TheDream.US is supporting over 100 Scholars. In total, TheDream.US has provided at least 380 scholarships to students from Georgia.
- The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to for tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree at one of four out-of-state colleges which are dedicated to supporting the higher education needs of DREAMers: Christian Brothers University in Tennessee; Delaware State University; Dominican University in suburban Chicago; Eastern Connecticut State University; and Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. Deadline for applications to the Opportunity Scholarship is January 31, 2022.
- The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates to attend Oglethorpe University in Georgia. These students will receive up to $33,000 for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications to the National Scholarship is February 28, 2022.
According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated immigrant youth in Georgia and across the country in their pursuit of higher education and a meaningful career. Through the stories and successes of our more than 2,100 TheDream.US college graduates and our currently enrolled Scholars, we have seen how providing opportunities to immigrant youth transforms lives and strengthens our shared country. We want to thank Oglethorpe University and our Partner Colleges across America for their dedication and commitment and for helping us support additional DREAMers’ college and career goals.”
Lidia Labrada, a TheDream.US Scholar and student at Oglethorpe University, said in an article published in Oglethorpe’s The Source: “As a TheDream.US Scholar at Oglethorpe I have learned more about the influence of art and have regained a sense of my culture as well as been exposed to other cultures in my courses. I am proud of who I am and have grown to learn that my status doesn’t define me.”
For information on eligibility and how to apply, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/
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.