Are you a Dreamer? Scholarship for DACA students

If you are a DACA student, who wants to go to college but do not know how to finance your college because you are limited to the number of scholarships you can apply for, then look no further! I have the right scholarship opportunity for you!

The particular organization I will introduce to you has 75 partnering colleges in 14 states. How cool is that?

And the scholarship name is (drum roll, please)…

 

The Dream.US

The Dream.US scholarship has a national scholarship for low-income DACA students. This scholarship is offered to high school and community college graduates. Their website succinctly says what their National scholarship is about:

“We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.”

If you want to complete your associate’s degree, they cover up to $14,500. While to complete your bachelor’s degree you will receive funding up to $29,000. You can also obtain an additional stipend for travel, books, supplies etc for $1,000 a year. (Holy Cow! That is a lot of money that will be well deserved.)

Important Dates: National Scholarship

Application Opens: November 2017

Application Closes: March 2018

Scholarship Opportunity #2

The Dream.US also has the Opportunity Scholarship. This scholarship is only for select states for high school students who are currently not enrolled in a four-year college.

Important Dates: Opportunity Scholarship

Application Opens: November 2017

Application Closes: February 2018

Total scholarship amount: $80,000 for a bachelors degree at a Partner college

Although the scholarship does not open until November, you can still get a head start on completing your essays! The essay prompts are about your educational and career goals. In addition, about overcoming adversity.

 

For more information please visit their website: http://www.thedream.us/about-us/

 

 

 

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