TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition.
About the Award
The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation.
The award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.
February 27, 2020, 11:59 PM. PT - Application Closes
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:
- Have significant unmet financial need;
- 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;
- Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
- 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);
- 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
- Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).