TheDream.US is now accepting applications from students with undocumented immigration status who plan to attend college (“DREAMers”) during the 2017-18 academic year.
This national scholarship awards up to $25,000 toward a bachelor’s degree depending on their financial need and cost of attendance at their chosen college. Currently, TheDream.US scholarship is supporting 279 students in Florida with a committed investment of nearly $7 million in scholarship aid.
To be eligible, 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 a first-time college student. Applicants for the scholarship are also required to attend one of TheDream.US’s partner colleges, which in Florida currently includes Broward College, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach State College, Valencia College and the University of Central Florida.
Known to be the largest source of aid available to DREAMer students, the scholarship can be a game-changer for students who are otherwise not eligible for state and federal sources of financial aid because of their immigration status. Florida alone is home to approximately 102,000 eligible DACA Dreamers who could benefit from this source of aid.
For DREAMers in search of a higher quality of life for themselves and their families, TheDream.US scholarship fund allows students access to an education that will enable them to be career-ready.
Scholarships are available for first-time college students and community college graduates. To learn more about each program’s eligibility criteria, visit TheDream.US’s scholarship guidelines.
The deadline to submit TheDream.US scholarship application and supporting documents is March 8, 2017, by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.