Last year, TheDream.US awarded over $30 million in scholarship funds to more than 1,200 students with undocumented status attending college during the 2017-18 school year.
This year, the organization will begin accepting applications for its National Scholarship on Nov. 1. To qualify, DREAMer students are required to be eligible for the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) program and must be first-time college students.
As previously reported by FCAN, some DREAMer students in Florida can qualify for in-state tuition rates, but are not eligible for federal or state financial aid dollars, making the scholarships provided by TheDream.US even more valuable for the students chosen for the awards.
The scholarship covers each recipient’s tuition and fees up to a maximum of $29,000 for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree — and up to $14,500 for students looking to earn their associate’s degree — at one of TheDream.US’s partner colleges throughout the country. The seven partner colleges in Florida are Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach State College, Valencia College, and the University of Central Florida.
Among last year’s nationwide recipients, there were 172 DREAMers in Florida who received more than $4.3 million in scholarships. This year’s application deadline is March 1.
Visit TheDream.US website for more information on the scholarship.