The Dream Project Scholarship is for immigrant high school and college students in Virginia – we award $3,000 in renewable college scholarships annually to 100 high-achieving students whose immigration status creates barriers to higher education. We are committed to serving Virginia students who have demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity. 98,000 students with undocumented status graduate from public schools in the US each year, and less than 10% of them go on to earn a college degree. The Dream Project works to bridge that gap- through financial support, leadership, and a community built by and for immigrant families. 84% of our scholarship recipients cite the Dream Project as a critical factor in their success in earning a college degree. Applications close on February 1, and recipients will be notified by April 1.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- Graduated or will graduate from a Virginia high school
- Born outside the United States and whose immigration status creates barriers to success in college (undocumented, DACA, TPS, or asylum applicant)
- Plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year university in the United States
About the Dream Project
The Dream Project empowers students whose immigration status creates barriers to higher education. From high school through college graduation and into professional life, students are supported through a strong network of mentoring, scholarships, and family engagement. The Virginia nonprofit has created an intentionally inclusive community where students are encouraged to use education to pursue their dreams and achieve their fullest potential.