For Immediate Release: January 27, 2022
Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]
TheDream.US College Scholarship Applications Open for San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 deadlines at the end of January and February.
TheDream.US offers the National Scholarship to undocumented first-time college students or community college graduates living in Texas to attend the San Antonio College, Texas A&M University San Antonio, and the following Partner Colleges: University of Houston, University of North Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at El Paso, and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. These students will receive up to $16,500 for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for an associate’s degree and $37,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications to the National Scholarship is February 28, 2022. In total, TheDream.US has provided over 1,340 scholarships to students from Texas.
According to Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President of Texas A&M University San Antonio: “Our students are committed to succeeding in their academic pursuits and we in turn, are committed to seeing those dreams come to fruition. Since 2017, the persistence rate for Dreamers at A&M-San Antonio has increased from 69% to 84% in 2020 and we are proud to support their endeavors and successes, as well as those of all high school graduates who have chosen us as their institution of choice. We value our partnership with TheDream.US, and all the partners who have made the opportunity for making a positive generational impact possible for so many students.”
According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated immigrant youth in Texas 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 Texas and across America for their dedication and support and for helping us support additional DREAMers’ college and career goals.”
According to Joanna, a TheDream.US Scholar and 2020 graduate of Texas A&M University San Antonio: “TheDream.US scholarship granted me an opportunity to the life I only dreamt of … When I received the scholarship to attend university, I felt motivated and valued. I felt that I actually had a chance because a group of people believed in me and my dream. Having the relief to focus on school and academics was a huge blessing. I was motivated to work hard on keeping good grades … Knowing that we were still supported and encouraged to move forward, gave me reassurance to keep pursuing my dream.”
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.