The Dream.Us scholarships: Open to undocumented students with DACA or TPS

By CAROLINA VALDIVIA

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The Dream.Us just announced this year’s scholarship opportunities. Their National Scholarship covers students’ tuition and fees (up to a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree), at one of their Partner Colleges. Their Opportunity Scholarship covers students’ tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals at one of their Partner Colleges (up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree).

Here are the eligibility requirements for each scholarship:

National Scholarship requirements:

  1. Have graduated or will graduate from high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2016-2017 academic year with a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  2. Are not currently enrolled in college in the 2016-2017 academic year (except in a high school pre-college or dual enrollment program);
  3. Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges no later than the Spring of 2018;
  4. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend;
  5. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  6. Are DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  7. Have significant unmet financial need. 

If you are a community college student, you may still apply if you meet the following requirements-

  1. Have graduated or will graduate from an accredited community college at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year with a community college GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
  2. Have not enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program;
  3. Intend to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges in the Fall of 2017-2018 academic year;
  4. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend;
  5. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  6. Are DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  7. Have significant unmet financial need.

The deadline to apply to the National scholarship is March 8, 2017

Opportunity Scholarship requirements:

  1. Have graduated or will graduate from high school in a locked out-state by the end of the 2016-2017 academic year with a GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale;
  2. Have taken the SAT or ACT;
  3. Are Not currently enrolled in a four-year college;
  4. Intend to relocate to and enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges in the Fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year;
  5. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  6. Are DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  7. Have significant unmet financial need.

The deadline to apply to the Opportunity scholarship is February 1, 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: The Dream.Us National and Opportunity Scholarship

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5 replies

  1. applied to this scholarship and was fortunate enough to get it! My partner college is SFSU. My advisor is extremely supportive and helpful.

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