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The National Scholarship award

The National Scholarship award offers scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers to help fund their college education. While we consider your test scores and GPA, we also put great significance on your demonstrated ability to overcome challenges and barriers that DREAMers face each day.

**NOTE: If you do not have DACA or TPS, you can still apply for our scholarship if you meet our immigration eligibility criteria (which mirror the DACA eligibility criteria). You will need to certify this as a part of the application.

Our Award

The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree.

The Award is renewable each year so long as you meet the continuing eligibility criteria – including continuous full-time enrollment (more than 12 credits per term) and a college GPA of 3.0. If you struggle, your Scholar Advisor will be there to help you get back on track.

 

IMPORTANT DATE seriously – don't miss the deadline! If you do, we cannot consider your application.

  • November 1, 2017 - Application Opens
  • March 1, 2018 - Application Closes
  • Late April – TheDream.US Awardees Notified

Eligibility

You may be eligible for our National Scholarship if you:

  • Are or soon will be a high school graduate (or have an HSE certificate) or a community college graduate;
  • Have DACA or TPS status or meet our immigration eligibility criteria; and
  • You qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges.

CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION

First Step

Are you high school graduates or our scholarship for community college graduates? The criteria are set forth below.

High School and HSE Program Graduates:

If you are graduating from high school (or an HSE program) or graduated some time ago and you do not have the financial resources to enroll full time in college, this scholarship may be for you!

*Please Note: You are not eligible to apply for or receive TheDream.US scholarship if you are enrolled in college at any time during the 2017-18 academic year. Unless you were enrolled in a high school pre-college or dual enrollment program.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Have graduated or will graduate from high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  2. Are not enrolled in college at any time in the 2017-18 academic year (excluding enrollment in a high school pre-college or dual enrollment program);
  3. Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges no later than the spring of 2019;
  4. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend;
  5. Have DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the immigration eligibility criteria set forth below;
  6. You came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; and
  7. Have significant unmet financial need.

Community College Graduates:

If you have or are about to graduate from community college and do not have the financial resources to complete your Bachelor’s degree at a 4-year university, this Scholarship may be for you!

* Please Note: You are not eligible to apply for TheDream.US scholarship if you have enrolled in a four-year institution or a four-year bachelor’s degree program prior to the spring of 2018.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Have graduated from or are a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year program and will graduate in the 2017-18 academic year;
  2. Graduated with or have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  3. Have not previously enrolled in a four-year institution or a four-year bachelor’s degree program prior to the spring of 2018;
  4. Intend to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at a Partner College in fall 2018;
  5. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend;
  6. Have DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the immigration eligibility criteria set forth below;
  7. You came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; and
  8. Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.

TheDream.US Immigration Eligibility Criteria

As part of the application you will be required to attest, under the penalty of perjury, that you have DACA, TPS, or that, to the best of your knowledge, you meet the following immigration eligibility criteria:

  • You were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • You came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • You have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and had no lawful status;
  • You are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  • You 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; and
  • You will apply for lawful presence or legal status as soon as the laws allow you to do so.

*You must be admitted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if a public institution) at one of our Partner Colleges to receive our National Scholarship.

How to APPLY: DREAMers you can apply for the National Scholarship by going to our website: http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/.

Scholarship FAQ’S: Click here DREAMers to answers your questions. Or follow the link http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship-faq/

 If you have additional questions about the application process or TheDream.US Scholarship Programs, please contact us.

Questions? We’re here to help.

Email: heDream.US@applyISTS.com
Subject:
TheDream.US National Scholarship Program

Phone Number: 1-(855) 670-ISTS (4787):

Ask: TheDream.US Scholarship Program

Questions? We’re here to help.

Texas A&M-San Antonio,
Contact:Marisol Lopez
Scholarship & Grant Coordinator, Enrollment Management

Office: Main Campus-MPB Room 106
E-mail: Marisol.Lopez@tamusa.edu
Phone: (210) 784-1321

 

*TheDream.US is a project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3). International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) administers the program. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. TheDream.US reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.