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This scholarship is available for first-time-in-college students who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Students must demonstrate significant financial need, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and attend one of TheDream.US's partner colleges.
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Up to $12,500 annually for students pursuing associate's degrees, renewable for up to two additional years or until an associate's degree is completed, whichever comes first. Up to $25,000 annually for students pursuing bachelor's degrees, renewable for up to five additional years or until a bachelor's degree is completed, whichever comes first. The amount of each award will be based on the current tuition, fees, and estimated cost of books charged by the participating college in which the scholar enrolls. Using an extended amount of time will not increase the amount of the scholarship In order to remain eligible to receive the scholarship, the recipient must meet the following criteria: maintain a cumulative grade point average of "B" (3.0) or better; remain continuously enrolled at least part time (six credit hours); remain current on all college accounts and charges; remain DACA eligible, reapply for DACA or TPS approval as required, and upon re-application, provide Scholarship America with a copy of the receipt for his/her DACA or TPS application or his/her DACA or TPS approval letter; and meet other program commitments outlined in the award letter. Scholars enrolled in an associate's degree program are eligible to re-apply for the scholarship to complete a bachelor's degree as long as they have met their scholar commitments and there is not a break in enrollment.
- The number of awards offered varies annually.
Applications are available online on TheDream.US website. *Please note: The application will open on Feb. 2, 2015. To begin the online application, the student must read and agree to a consent state... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.