Up to $80,000 maximum over 4 years.
Dream.US, a nonprofit organization, created its Opportunity Scholarship to help undocumented students who live in “locked-out states,” meaning states where students “effectively have no access to college – either because they face paying out-of-state tuition or because their state will simply not admit them into its universities.” These states are 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, and Wisconsin. To qualify, applicants must live in and have graduated, or will soon graduate, from a high school in one of the locked-out states listed above, meet DACA criteria, have significant unmet financial need, meet a minimum 2.8 (out of 4.0) GPA requirement, have not earned more than 21 credits at a 4-year college or university before the start of the fall semester, and agree to enroll full-time at one of the organization’s partner colleges. The award, which is renewable, covers tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals at one of its partner colleges worth up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree.
Eligible Grade Levels:
High School Senior, High School Graduate
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 opens in November 2023.
Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.