For Immediate Release: November 1, 2022
Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]
TheDream.US Opens 10th Scholarship Application Round By Expanding Eligibility and Support for Dreamers
Visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/ to Learn More
Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant students, today announced the opening of its new scholarship application round for the 2023-2024 academic year. This year, the tenth scholarship application round since the organization’s founding, TheDream.US has updated its eligibility criteria to make higher education and career options available for even more Dreamers.
Applications are now open to undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2017. See more eligibility information here.
TheDream.US offers two types of scholarships depending on where the applicant lives:
- The National Scholarship is for Dreamers who are about to graduate high school or earn a GED; current community college students; or current university students to attend a Partner College in their state. The National Scholarship is for tuition and fees up to $16,500 for an associate’s degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2023. Full information on eligibility and how to apply for the National Scholarship is available HERE.
- The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot access in-state tuition. The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2023. Full information on eligibility and how to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship is available HERE.
To support their Scholars, TheDream.US partners with more than 80 colleges in 21 states and Washington, DC that are committed to supporting and graduating immigrant youth (see a list of Partner Colleges by state here).
According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “At the start of our tenth application round, we are proud to celebrate the more than 3,000 former TheDream.US Scholars who are now college graduates putting their degrees to work across America. Despite all the continued uncertainty and pessimism about the future of DACA and a long overdue legislative solution, Dreamers continue to persevere, succeed, and demonstrate that expanding opportunities to immigrant youth strengthens the country. We thank our Partner Colleges for their dedication and support and for helping us support additional Dreamers’ college and career goals.”
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant students, having provided more than 8,750 college scholarships to Dreamers attending over 80 partner colleges in 21 states and Washington, DC. We believe everyone, regardless of where they were born, should have equitable access to a college education, a meaningful career, and opportunities to contribute to the communities they call home. For more information on TheDream.US, visit www.thedream.us
Meet TheDream.US Graduates
TheDream.US has over 3,000 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 their stories here