For Immediate Release: January 22, 2020
Contact: Michael Earls: [email protected]
TheDream.US Expanded Scholarship Eligibility Criteria Will Support More DREAMers’ Pursuit of a College Education
Scholarship Application Deadlines for 2020-21 Academic Year Fast Approaching
Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, today offered a reminder of its broader Scholarship eligibility criteria ahead of impending Scholarship application deadlines for the 2020-2021 academic year. In order to meet DREAMers’ evolving needs and continued goals of obtaining a college education, the new scholarship round for the 2020-2021 academic year opens applications to immigrant youth who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2014. For more information on the new eligibility criteria and scholarship application process, click here.
According to Candy Marshall, President of TheDream.US, “We remain heartened by the continued dedication of DREAMers to obtain a college degree despite the continued uncertainty of their own futures due to the precarious status of DACA. With the Scholarship application deadline fast approaching, we are proud to remind immigrant youth of our expanded eligibility criteria to support additional DREAMers’ pursuit of a college education.”
TheDream.US partners with more than 70 Partner Colleges in 16 States and Washington, D.C. – all committed to serving and graduating DREAMers. See the current list of Partner Colleges here. TheDream.US offers two types of scholarships, dependent on where the applicant lives:
The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. The Opportunity Scholarship application deadline is January 30, 2020 – learn more about how to apply here.
The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates in states that have in-state tuition for DREAMers (or Partner Colleges that will help close the gap). The National Scholarship application deadline is February 27, 2020 – learn more about how to apply here.
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 5,000 college scholarships to DREAMers at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 states and Washington, DC. The organization believes that all young people, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and contribute to the country that they call home.
- Read through TheDream.US Scholar story-bank, featuring powerful personal reflections from Scholars about their lives, journeys, and future goals here
- In Spring 2019, TheDream.US celebrated the graduation of more than 300 Scholars from partner colleges across the country. Watch a video featuring TheDream.US spring 2019 college graduates: here
- This 2019-2020 academic year, TheDream.US provided scholarships for nearly 1,000 DREAMers across the country. A recent story in NBC News, “A scholarship program makes college a reality for undocumented students,” highlights this new class of TheDream.US Scholars, including Lily Alvarado of Georgia and Jorge from Texas.