Oglethorpe University is the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the United States as children, or “DREAMers”.
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access program for DREAMers. The program raises private funds and awards scholarships to help these students pay for their college education. Due to their immigration status, DREAMers are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid to support a college education.
“DREAMers are among our most accomplished students and young alumni,” said Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall. “I’ve stated before that Oglethorpe stands firmly in support of DREAMers, and we would take all possible steps to protect and support them. Partnering with TheDream.US is part of that commitment.”
TheDream.US now has 70 Partner Colleges in 16 states and Washington, D.C. that are committed to serving DREAMers and prepared to offer students the needed support services to help them successfully navigate college life, both on and off campus. Students must be admitted to one of the Partner Colleges to receive a scholarship.
For a complete listing of eligibility requirements and application information, visit TheDream.US. The current scholarship application deadline is February 28, 2019.
TheDream.US is fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides project incubation and fiscal sponsorship services to more than 100 innovative public interest projects.
Interested in helping to fund the scholars? Give directly to TheDream.US via their website.