Visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/ for Application Information
Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, has opened its new Scholarship round for the 2021-2022 academic year. The organization’s expanded eligibility criteria opens applications to DREAMers who have DACA, TPS or who came to the country before November 1, 2015 and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.
The new scholarship round includes a focus on Colorado immigrant youth in their pursuit of a college education. In recent years, TheDream.US has awarded 273 scholarships and $3.93 million to Colorado DREAMers. It partners with Metropolitan State University of Denver and Community College of Denver, both of which are dedicated to supporting the higher education needs of DREAMers. The deadline for applications for the National Scholarship is February 25, 2021 (learn more and how to apply here).
According to Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US: “Now is the time for DREAMers to go to college. With DACA solidly in place and the potential for legislation that would provide DREAMers with permanent residency, a college education is key to pursuing a meaningful career that will help immigrant youth in Colorado and across America contribute to the future of our country. With the opening of our 2021-22 Scholarship round, we want to thank our Partner Colleges in Colorado and across America for helping immigrant youth have the opportunity to pursue their higher education and career dreams.”
Janine Davidson, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver, stated: “MSU Denver stands with our DREAMer and DACA-mented students. As one of the first Universities in the country to offer in-state tuition to these students, we continue to seek ways to ensure students have access to education. Our partnership with TheDream.US is a key part of that strategy; the scholarships they provide are instrumental in keeping students in college.”
According to Gabriel, a first year TheDream.US Scholar attending Metropolitan State University of Denver, “TheDream.US has changed my life completely. I always wanted to go to college — I’ve always loved to learn — but there was an economic barrier that prevented me from doing so. Thanks to this scholarship fund, I am now studying math and science at college, and I hope to one day go on to get my Ph.D. I know that knowledge is power, it’s something that no one can ever take away from me, and I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to get my degree. As an undocumented, Mexican, gay man, I hope that I can be an inspiration to others, and show them that legal status does not define who you are. It makes you special, and even stronger than you ever imagined.”
For more information on eligibility and how to apply for a TheDream.US scholarship, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 6,500 college scholarships to DREAMers attending over 75 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.