One Week Remaining for New Jersey Immigrant Youth to Apply for TheDream.US College Scholarship
By Paul February 19, 2021
Visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/ for Application Information
Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, today offered a reminder that the deadline for applications for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year closes on February 25, 2021. The organization’s expanded eligibility criteria opens applications to DREAMers who have DACA, TPS or who came to the country before November 1, 2015 and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria. The new scholarship round includes a focus on New Jersey immigrant youth in their pursuit of a college education.
In New Jersey, TheDream.US partners with Rutgers University-Newark and Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which are dedicated to supporting the higher education needs of DREAMers. TheDream.US has awarded over 100 scholarships and paid $1.8M in awards to New Jersey DREAMers. Learn more about the National Scholarship and how to apply before the February 25, 2021 deadline here.
According to Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US: “Now is the time for immigrant youth to go to college. With DACA solidly in place and the potential for legislation that would provide DREAMers with permanent residency, a college education is key to pursuing a meaningful career that will help immigrant youth in New Jersey and across America contribute to the future of our country. We want to thank our Partner Colleges in New Jersey and across America for helping immigrant youth have the opportunity to pursue their higher education and career dreams.”
As Yossy, a Rutgers-Newark TheDream.US Scholar stated, “I want other DREAMers to know that they are not defined by their status, and should not feel held back because of it. They can excel and change the world if they set their minds to it.”
The deadline for applications for the National Scholarship is February 25, 2021. Learn more here
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 6,500 college scholarships to DREAMers attending over 75 partner colleges in 19 states and Washington, DC. We believe that all young Americans, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and pursue a meaningful career that contributes to our country’s future.