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Oglethorpe University has become the first college in Georgia to partner with TheDream.US to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the U.S. as children – also known as “DREAMers.”
“DREAMers are among our most accomplished students and young alumni,” Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall said in a statement. “I’ve stated before that Oglethorpe stands firmly in support of DREAMers, and we would take all possible steps to protect and support them. Partnering with TheDream.US is part of that commitment.”
TheDream.US is the largest college access and support program for DREAMers in the country, according to program materials. Due to their immigration status, DREAMers aren’t eligible for federal financial aid, so the program raises private funds to award scholarships for these students.
TheDream.US has 70 partner colleges across 16 states and Washington D.C., according to program materials, where it helps students with support services to help them navigate college life, both on and off campus.
For a list of eligibility requirements and application information, visit TheDream.US. Program materials indicate the current scholarship application deadline is February 28, 2019.