TheDream.US Scholarship

Website: The Dream US - 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.

The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to $16,500 for an associate’s or up to $33,000 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.

NOTE: If you do not have DACA or TPS, you can still apply for our scholarship if you meet our immigration eligibility criteria (which mirror the DACA eligibility criteria). You will need to certify this as a part of the application.


This scholarship may be for you, if you are undocumented and…

  • You are or are about to be a high school graduate; OR
  • You have or are about to earn a GED; OR
  • You have been or are currently enrolled in a community college or university.

This scholarship may be for you!

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Are undocumented and came to the United States before November 1, 2017, and have continuously lived in the United States since then or have DACA or TPS;
  2. Came to the United States before the age of 16 (if you were born in the U.S. – you are not eligible for our scholarship);
  3. Have significant unmet financial need;
  4. Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) before the Fall of 2023;
  5. Graduated or will graduate with a high school GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better;
  6. Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College in your state in the Fall or Spring of your academic year.
  7. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College in your state).

Use the Step by Step Guide to help you complete the application: 

You will provide us with the same personal information that you include in most of your college applications. We DO NOT ask for your home address and you DO NOT have to upload your DACA or TPS documents.

You will be required to certify that you:

  • Meet the Immigration Eligibility criteria and provide any requested data to confirm your eligibility.

If you have any difficulties in completing the application, reach out to our scholarship management provider, ISTS:

Contact Information


We’re here to help, so do reach out!

Email: and reference TheDream.US National Scholarship Program in the subject line.

Telephone: 1-855-376-7076 and ask for the TheDream.US National Scholarship Program.