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TheDream.US College Scholarship Applications Open for New York City Area Immigrant Youth

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2022

Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]


TheDream.US College Scholarship Applications Open for New York City Area Immigrant Youth 

Visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/ 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 New York City area 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 deadline at the end of February.

TheDream.US offers the National Scholarship to undocumented first-time college students or community college graduates living in New York to attend 18 senior and community colleges of the City Colleges of New York (CUNY), who are dedicated to supporting the higher education needs of DREAMers (see a list here). New York youth also have the opportunity to apply to Farmingdale State University, the first TheDream.US Partner College on Long Island and the first institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. These students will receive up to $37,000 for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications to the National Scholarship is February 28, 2022. In total, TheDream.US has provided over 1,415 scholarships to students from New York.

According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated immigrant youth in New York 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 our Partner Colleges in New York and across America for their dedication and support and for helping us support additional DREAMers’ college and career goals.”

According to Ismary, a TheDream.US Scholar and 2019 graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice: “TheDream.US has been a fundamental base for achieving my dream of higher education. The knowledge and widened world view I was able to gain from my college journey was amplified by the fact that TheDream.US made it clear with their ongoing support that they believe in me and my potential regardless of my immigration status. Knowing there was a group of people continuously looking for ways to help me and support me gave me strength and determination to graduate and the inspiration to help my community in whichever ways I can.”

Join TheDream.US for a Q&A for New York applicants on Thursday, February, 24 at 7 pm ET. Register here to join. 

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

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.