TheDream.US Scholarship Program - First-Time College Students

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 08

Awarded By


Award Amount

Up to $12,500 annually for students pursuing associate's degrees, renewable for up to two additional years or until an associate's degree is completed, whichever comes first. Up to $25,000 annually for students pursuing bachelor's degrees, renewable for up to five additional years or until a bachelor's degree is completed, whichever comes first. The amount of each award will be based on the current tuition, fees, and estimated cost of books charged by the participating college in which the scholar enrolls. Using an extended amount of time will not increase the amount of the scholarship In order to remain eligible to receive the scholarship, the recipient must meet the following criteria: maintain a cumulative grade point average of "B" (3.0) or better; remain continuously enrolled at least part time (six credit hours); remain current on all college accounts and charges; remain DACA eligible, reapply for DACA or TPS approval as required, and upon re-application, provide Scholarship America with a copy of the receipt for his/her DACA or TPS application or his/her DACA or TPS approval letter; and meet other program commitments outlined in the award letter. Scholars enrolled in an associate's degree program are eligible to re-apply for the scholarship to complete a bachelor's degree as long as they have met their scholar commitments and there is not a break in enrollment.


The number of awards offered varies annually.

Additional Information

TheDream.US Scholarship Program awards scholarships to Dreamers who have DACA or TPS status and who have demonstrated significant unmet financial need and the determination to succeed in college and in life. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of significant financial need, academic promise, and determination to succeed. These scholarships are intended for students who do not have the resources to finance their education without substantial financial support. Applicants must also apply for all other forms of financial aid for which they may be eligible. Recipients will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply in future scholarship rounds if they meet eligibility requirements.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on TheDream.US website. To begin the online application, the student must read and agree to a consent statement, supply a valid and unique email address, and create ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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