TheDream.US Scholarships

TheDream.US has adopted new immigration eligibility criteria! You are now eligible to apply if you came to the country before November 1, 2014.


They offer two scholarships. The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Your eligibility for both is based upon where you live.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

for high school or community college graduates. You need to have DACA or TPS or meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria and qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. They also offer anonline college option. The Scholarship is for up to $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree.

The award is renewable each year you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.


OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

for high school graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers – or bar you from attending state colleges and universities altogether.  You need to have DACA, TPS or meet TheDream.US Immigration eligibility criteria  and be admitted to one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship.  The Scholarship is for up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree.


Annual Amount

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

up to $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree

OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree

Additional Selection Criteria

Eligibility for both is based upon where you live.

Go to this website to check:  https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/

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 or obtained a general education development (GED) certificate from a United States Program; 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 – depending on whether you are applying for our Scholarship for high school graduates or for community college graduates.

Here are the criteria:

High School and HSE Program Graduates:

If you have graduated or will graduate from high school or a GED program by the end of the Spring 2020 term this scholarship may be for you!

You are not eligible to apply for or receive TheDream.US scholarship if you have been enrolled in a 4-year institution or a 4-year program.

If you have taken community college classes as you could afford them, you may still apply for our High School Graduate Scholarship so long has you have not earned more than 21 college credits at a community college. College credits earned in a dual enrollment program while in high school are not counted as part of the 21 credits.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Have significant unmet financial need;
  2. Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2019-20 academic year;
  3. Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Are not and have not previously been enrolled in a four-year institution or bachelor program and have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school);
  5. Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2020-21 academic year; and
  6. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).

Community College Graduates:

If you have or will graduate from a community college by the end of the Summer of 2020 and do not have the financial resources to complete your bachelor’s degree at a 4-year university, this Scholarship may be for you!

Please Note: You are not eligible to apply for Community College Graduate Scholarship if you have been or are enrolled in a four-year institution or a four-year bachelor’s degree program.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Have significant unmet financial need;
  2. Have graduated or will graduate from an accredited community college or two-year degree program by the end of the 2019-20 academic year;
  3. Graduated or will graduate with a community college GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0;
  4. Are not and have not previously enrolled in a four-year institution or a four-year bachelor’s degree program;
  5. Intend to enroll full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2020-21 academic year; and
  6. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).


Application Process

To apply, go to:  https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fdream

Download the 2020-2021 Application Guidelines

Deadline

February 27, 2020

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/