For Immediate Release: February 1, 2022
Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]
TheDream.US College Scholarship Applications Open for Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Florida to attend the following Partner Colleges: University of Central Florida, Valencia College, Broward College, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach State College, University of South Florida, and Florida Atlantic University. 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 1,055 scholarships to students from Florida.
According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated immigrant youth in Florida 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 Florida and across America for their dedication and support and for helping us support additional DREAMers’ college and career goals.”
According to Angie, a TheDream.US Scholar and 2019 graduate of the University of Central Florida: “Being able to work on my college degree without having to worry each semester about how I was going to pay for school was something that aided my success in school. … It made things more doable for me in the best way possible. My college degree has allowed me to pursue higher education and meet people that I otherwise would not have met. I am truly grateful for all the opportunities that TheDream.US gave me and aided me in.”
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.