Resources for Undocumented Students

  • UndocuAllies Initiative at Harvard on college access
  • List of colleges with DACA-friendly financial aid
  • Undocumented Students’ Guide
  • scholarship
    TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated Dreamers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. The scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates who demonstrate financial need, first-time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of their Partner Colleges. The scholarships are intended for those who have demonstrated significant unmet financial need and the determination to succeed in college and in life. The scholarship award is a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree.

    The mission of TheDream.US is to support DREAMers college access and success through a scholarship to Partner Colleges that are committed to their success and advocacy for tuition and aid equity. 

    The National Scholarship
    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. Check out this video that gives you reasons to apply on how to do it!**NOTE: If you are DACA eligible but decide not to apply for DACA at this point in time, you can still apply for our scholarship. In place of applying for DACA, you can complete the Declaration of DACA Eligibility document and upload it as a part of your application. If you receive our award, you will need to have applied for or received DACA before you enroll in the 2018-19 academic year in order to receive the scholarship.

    The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation.

    The Award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria – including continuous full-time enrollment (more than 12 credits per term) and a college GPA of 3.0. If you struggle, your Scholar Advisor will be there to help you get back on track.