THEDREAM.US Scholarship is the nation’s largest scholarship program for undocumented immigrant youth. Founded in 2013, it has provided college scholarships to over 7,500 immigrant youth. In 2021, THEDREAM.US partnered with Farmingdale State College to provide its undocumented students’ the opportunity to attend college. This partnership is consistent with Farmingdale State College’s long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
THEDREAM.US has two types of Scholarships. One for high school or GED graduates and another one for community college graduates.
You may be eligible for the National Scholarship if you:
- Have graduated or will graduate with a high school or GED diploma or a community college associate degree by the end of the 2021-2022 academic year;
- Have a current DACA or TPS authorization or came to the country before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA criteria;
- Came to the US before the age of 16 and
- You must qualify for in-state tuition.
For a full list of the eligibility criteria, visit THEDREAM.US website.
How it Works
Students who are interested in attending Farmingdale State College can apply for THEDREAM.US scholarship to help pay for their tuition and fees.
To apply, students should go to THEDREAM.US website.
What You Should Know
Deadline to apply is February 28, 2021.
The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $16,500 for an associate degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Please note, Farmingdale Scholars are also 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 and renew your scholarship during the summer.
Application step by step guidelines can be found in the 2022-23 Application Guide.
Scholarships for Dreamers
- You may also be eligible to apply for the NYS Dream Act. The NYS Dream Act also known as the Senator Peralta Act. For more information visit the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act.
- MALDEF has a list of other Scholarships. View their Scholarship Resource Guide.
- The Road to College - A College Guide for New York Immigrant Students.