One Week Remaining for New York 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 York immigrant youth in their pursuit of a college education.
In New York, TheDream.US partners with the 18 senior and community colleges of the City Colleges of New York (CUNY), who are dedicated to supporting the higher education needs of DREAMers (see a list here). In recent years, thanks to generous NYC Donors including the Pershing Square Foundation and Robin Hood, TheDream.US awarded over 1,200 scholarships to NYC DREAMers and paid over $23M in awards. 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 contribute to the future of our country. We want to thank our Partner Colleges in New York and across America for helping immigrant youth have the opportunity to pursue their higher education and career dreams.”
“CUNY’s commitment to New York’s immigrant communities is deeply rooted in its historic mission and is strengthened through its partnership with TheDream.US, which has provided educational pathways for hundreds of CUNY’s DREAMers to pursue their goals,” said CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “We thank TheDream.US for serving as a driver of social mobility for these students who continue to work on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19 to keep us safe. DREAMers are strivers, and their ambition and determination elevate our campuses and make our city, state and country a better place for all.”
According to Angelita M., a first year TheDream.US Scholar attending Hunter College, “I am a first-generation immigrant and an aspiring Biophysicist. TheDream.US has helped me visualize myself as a capable and qualified girl. Applying to college was quite rough to say the least, for most resources that were designed to make higher education attainable were simply denied to me because of my status, regardless of the fact that I have lived in the U.S. for my entire middle and high school career. TheDream.US believed in me and my aspirations. Today, I am enrolled in college, without any financial stressors or frets that can impact my academic performance, all because they gave me a chance. For this I will forever be grateful.”
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.