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Scholarships: Starting the Year with a Bang!

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Carmen Cornejo
Written by Carmen Cornejo

The Dream US has designated Phoenix College as partner for their scholarship fund. TheDream.US is a national, multi-million scholarship fund for DREAMers, to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA achieve their American Dream through access to higher education.

To understand the nature of this partnership and the scholarship requirements Phoenix College is offering 2 info-sessions. These will take place the following days:

Saturday, January 16 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hacienda Room
Thursday, January 28 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hacienda Room

Scholarships are available to first-time college students who meet the following criteria:

  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already graduated or earned your GED diploma;
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits (excluding credits earned while in a high school pre-college, dual enrollment program, advanced placement testing, or through the College Level Examination Program CLEP);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
  • Be college–ready

Scholarships are also available for students who have earned an associate’s degree and plan to transfer to a participating university and meet the following criteria:

  • Either earn an associate’s degree from an accredited community college by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already earned your associate’s degree from an accredited community college;
  • Have earned a college GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
  • Not have yet enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program;
  • Intend to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges in the 2016-2017academic year;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.

 

For more information, visit TheDreamUS.