The program offers college scholarships to young immigrants in the United States.

(CNN Spanish) – TheDream.US College Scholarship Program, a national scholarship fund for immigrant youth, has opened its round of scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year in partnership with more than 70 colleges in 21 states and the city of Washington.

The Organization for the New American Economy (NAE, for its English acronym) estimates that there are currently more than 450,000 undocumented students pursuing higher education in the United States. Of these, there are approximately 216,000 beneficiaries, or eligible persons, of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

However, students who are not registered or DACA are not eligible for Federal Student Aid. And when it comes to receiving state license plates (foster care in the country)Only 19 states in the United States out of more than 50 states in Washington allow undocumented students to access in-state tuition.

In order to help young immigrants in the country, TheDream.US offers two types of scholarships available based on the applicant’s place of residence:

The National ScholarshipGeared toward recent college students or community college graduates. The scholarship covers tuition and fees up to $16,500 for an associate’s degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree at one of the partner universities. The application period ends on February 28, 2022.

Opportunity grant: It is intended for students in 20 states where in-state education cannot be offered. The scholarship of up to $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree covers tuition, fees, and room and board on campus at one of the partner universities. The application period ends on January 31, 2022.

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Who is Eligible for these Scholarships?

TheDream.US scholarships are available to young immigrants who are recipients or not of DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as long as they arrived in the United States before age 16 and before November 1, 2016. People born in the United States are not eligible.

Below are the other eligibility requirements for the National Scholarship:

  • You have a great financial need.
  • Have graduated or are about to graduate from a US high school by the end of the 2021-2022 school year with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have not earned more than 21 credits at a 4-year community college or university before Fall 2022.
  • Intend to enroll in a full-time associate or bachelor’s program at a partner university in the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • You have been accepted into the partner university they wish to enroll in. It does not apply if it is a private university.

These are the other eligibility requirements for the opportunity grant:

  • You have a great financial need.
  • She lives and is about to graduate from high school in a closed state (closed outside the country) By the end of the 2021-2022 school year, a GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have the SAT or ACT (optional)
  • Have not earned more than 21 credits at a 4-year college or university before Fall 2022.
  • Intend to transfer and enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree program at one of our partner universities in the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year.
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