After receiving a record number of qualified applicants, TheDream.US recently announced it has awarded more than 1,200 scholarships to students with undocumented immigration status who plan to attend college this fall.
Collectively, these DREAMers will receive up to $30 million in scholarship funds. The organization’s National Scholarship Award covers each recipient’s tuition and fees up to a maximum of $25,000 for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at one of TheDream.US’s 75 partner colleges throughout the country.
We know these scholarships will change the trajectory of our scholars’ lives and the lives they touch,” said Candy Marshall, TheDream.US President, in a press release.
This year’s recipients include 172 DREAMers in Florida who will be receiving upwards of $4.3 million in scholarships.
As previously reported by Florida CAN, 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.
Recipients of the scholarships may attend TheDream.US partner colleges and universities that provide targeted advising and support for DREAMer students. Among the 172 Florida scholars receiving the award this fall, most of the students (66) will be attending the Florida International University, followed University of Central Florida (42), Miami Dade College (28), Palm Beach State College (14), Broward College (11), and Valencia College (11).
Prior to this announcement, TheDream.US had been supporting 279 students in Florida with a committed investment of almost $7 million in scholarship aid.
The organization has helped nearly 3,000 DREAMers throughout the country afford a college education since 2013. Applications for 2017-18 TheDream.US scholarships will open on Nov. 1.
Please join Florida CAN in thanking TheDream.US for their generous investment in Florida students and congratulating this new group of DREAMers in Florida and beyond!