THE 2020-21 Opportunity Scholarship ROUND will open November 1, 2019
The first step to determine whether or not to apply for the Scholarship is to confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria.
If you are graduating from high school or graduated some time ago and you do not have the financial resources to enroll full time in college, this scholarship may be for you! You are not eligible if you have attended or are currently attending a 4-year institution.
TheDream.US has adopted new immigration eligibility criteria!
You are now eligible to apply if you came to the country before November 1, 2014 (5 years before our round opens).
TheDream.US Immigration Eligibility Criteria
You are eligible to apply for our scholarship if you meet the following eligibility criteria (and the additional eligibility criteria set forth below):
You must have current DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the following immigration eligibility criteria:
Came to the United States before the age of 16;
Have continuously resided in the United States since November 1, 2014 up to the present time and have had no lawful status;
Are currently in high school or have graduated from a United States high school; and
Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors in the categories which would have disqualified you for DACA, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
In addition to our immigration criteria, you will need to confirm that you meet the criteria below:
Have significant unmet financial need.
Live in and have graduated or will graduate from a high school in a locked out-state by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year;
Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale;
Have taken the SAT or ACT;
Are not and have not previously enrolled in a four-year institution or a four-year bachelor’s degree program; and
Intend to relocate to and enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an Opportunity Partner College in the Fall term of the 2020-2021 academic year.