For Immediate Release: December 16, 2021
Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]
TheDream.US Scholarship Application Round Open for Immigrant Youth Across America
Visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/ 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 to immigrant youth across America. We partner with more than 70 Partner Colleges in 21 states and Washington, D.C. who are committed to supporting and graduating immigrant youth (see a list of Partner Colleges by state HERE).
Applications are open to immigrant youth 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 and have a goal for this year’s scholarship round to enroll 1,500 new National Scholars – a 50 percent increase in scholarships awarded compared to past years.
TheDream.US offers two types of scholarships depending on where the applicant lives:
- The National Scholarship is for first-time college students or community college graduates 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, 2022
- The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in 20 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, 2022.
As one 2019 TheDream.US graduate of Hunter College in New York recently told us, “I never thought I’d have a college degree or the means to even try to get one. TheDream.US opened many doors for me. It gave me the key (education) I needed to become the best version of myself and has helped shape who I am today. This program made me feel seen for the first time in my life.”
According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “Before we reach the end of 2021, we want to remind immigrant youth interested in pursuing higher education about our open scholarship round and our application deadlines at the end of January and February. Providing opportunities to immigrant youth transforms lives and strengthens our shared country and we look forward to welcoming and getting to know and celebrate our next class of TheDream.US Scholars.”
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.