The Dream.Us Scholarship

The DREAMers Scholarship


Thousands of DREAMers are looking for a college education. All they need is an opportunity. THEDREAM.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it.

 

2017-2018 Scholarship Application Period 


November 15, 2017 – March 8, 2018

Visit TheDream.US for information about how to apply, and be sure to attend one of the GateWay Community College information sessions listed below.

GateWay Community College is proud to once again be designated as a Partner College for TheDream.US Scholarship. As a Partner College, DREAMers are able to attend the college using the scholarship funds provided by TheDream.US.

TheDream.US is the nation's largest college access and success program for DREAMers. It is a multimillion-dollar National Scholarship Fund created to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education at one of the Partner Colleges.

TheDream.US National Scholarships will help cover tuition and fees for an associate or bachelor’s degree at one of the Partner Colleges. In order to assist students in understanding the scholarship, the necessary requirements, and application process, GateWay Community College will host three information sessions, together with an application workshop.

 

Eligibility Criteria for First-Time College Students


Scholarships are available for graduating high school students or those who have graduated and don’t have the financial resources to enroll in college. If you are currently enrolled in college, you are not eligible.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduated/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+ on a 4.0 scale;
  • Not currently enrolled in college in the 2017-2018 academic year (except in a high school pre-college or dual enrollment program);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges no later than the Spring of 2018;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition at the desired Partner College;
  • Have significant unmet financial need;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; 
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval.
     

Eligibility Criteria for Community College Graduates 


Scholarships are also available for those who have graduated from a community college and do not have the resources to complete a bachelor's degree. If you are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, you are not eligible.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have graduated/will graduate from an accredited community college by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year with a GPA of 3.0 + on a 4.0 scale;
  • Not currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program;
  • Intend to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges in the Fall 2018-2019 academic year;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition at the desired Partner College;
  • Have significant unmet financial need;
  • Have come to the U.S. before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval.

 

Information Sessions


All sessions will be held in the Career Center (IE1234-Washington Campus) from 5 to 6 p.m. Note update to location and dates.

  • Monday, Nov. 13
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Monday, Dec. 4
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

How to Apply


Please visit TheDream.US for eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

Application Timeline

Nov. 15, 2017 – Application opens

March 8, 2018 – Application deadline

Late April 2018 – Recipients are notified

More Information

Global Education Center // 108 N. 40th Street // Phoenix, AZ 85034 // (602) 286-8063