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TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship Applications Open for Dreamers in States Without In-State Tuition Equity

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2022

Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected] 

 

TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship Applications Open for Dreamers in States Without In-State Tuition Equity 

Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 for Dreamers in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin to attend one of five out-of-state colleges 

Visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship/ to Learn More and Apply Before January 31, 2023 Application Deadline

 

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 2023-2024 academic year is open to applications for immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before November 1, 2017. 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. See more eligibility information here. 

The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot access or face limited in-state tuition eligibility. The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree at one of five out-of-state colleges – Christian Brothers University in Tennessee; Delaware State University; Dominican University in Illinois; Eastern Connecticut State University; or Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. Deadline for applications to the Opportunity Scholarship is January 31, 2023. Full information on eligibility and how to apply available HERE.

In recent years, Opportunity Scholars have come from states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. 

According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated Dreamers in locked-out states in their pursuit of higher education and a meaningful career. We thank our five wonderful Partner Colleges that enroll Opportunity Scholars for their dedication and support and for helping us support additional Dreamers’ college and career goals.”

TheDream.US uses the following list of locked-out states to determine Opportunity Scholarship eligibility – a list of states with limited or inaccessible in-state tuition: Alabama; Alaska; Arkansas; Georgia; Idaho; Indiana; Iowa; Louisiana; Maine; Massachusetts; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; New Hampshire; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; South Carolina; South Dakota; Vermont; West Virginia; Wisconsin; and Wyoming.

 

About TheDream.US

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

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TheDream.US National Scholarship Applications are still open. The deadline to apply is Feb 29, 2024.

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