TheDream.US Scholarship

February 15, 2016
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TheDream.US funds a scholarship for undocumented immigrants. This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.  

To be eligible you must either Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). If you’ve got questions about eligibility or are in the process of applying, you should check their FAQs.


  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already graduated or earned your GED diploma;
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits (excluding credits earned while in a high school pre-college, dual enrollment program, advanced placement testing, or through the College Level Examination Program CLEP);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
  • Be college–ready