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    Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship

    Offered by TheDream.Us

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 14, 2023
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    January 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an undocumented immigrant student who came to U.S before the age of 16? If so, you may be eligible for the Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship! The Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship is open to undocumented high school seniors/graduates residing in states where they effectively have no access to college due to high out-of-state tuition costs or as their state’s public universities will not admit them.

    The scholarship is offered by TheDream.Us, the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers, or immigrant youth who came to the U.S. at a very young age without documentation. TheDream.Us believes that all DREAMers need is an opportunity, and providing them with financial support to complete college will give them that opportunity. Thus, each year, the Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship awards up to $80,000 to students to help cover the costs of one’s bachelor’s degree program at one of their Opportunity Partner Colleges. If you’re an undocumented immigrant student residing in a locked-out state who is passionate about pursuing a postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be an undocumented high school senior/graduate residing in a state where you effectively have no access to college due to high out-of-state tuition costs or as your state's public universities will not admit you. Such "locked-out states" are listed below. Lastly, applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements. Keep in mind that if you are born in the U.S., you are not eligible to apply.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen



    Minimum GPA


    Other Category

    Low Income, Immigrants


    Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.


    Academic transcript

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to DACA students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact TheDream.Us at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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