You may be eligible to apply if you intend to enroll at CUNY; and are a first-time college student or community college graduate who is an immigrant and has applied for or received DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) or meet the past DACA eligibility criteria”
Scholarships up to $25,000 for two or four-year degrees offered to DREAMers through a CUNY partnership with TheDream.US
Are You Eligible for DACA?
CUNY Citizenship Now! will provide free consultations and application assistance for students who may be eligible for DACA/TPS. We also screen students for other forms of immigration benefits. For questions, email CUNY Citizenship Now! at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 652-2055.
Students who are granted DACA or TPS status may also be eligible for Advanced Parole. This is permission by USCIS to travel outside of the U.S. Contact CUNY Citizenship Now! for more information about whether you meet the requirements to request Advanced Parole from USCIS.
The City College of New York
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Director of Collaborative Programs
LaGuardia Community College
Senior Director/Enrollment & Student Financial Services
Tatiana Borda, York College
“The Dream.US Scholarship gave me more than financial stability; they gave me hope in this country and myself. ”
Francisco Barros, Macaulay Honors Scholar at The City College of New York
“I feel grateful that I am part of a program that will support me emotionally and economically throughout my four years as an undergraduate.”
Mitasha Palha, Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College
“TheDream.US has allowed me to strive for a more ambitious career path, without the fear of being in debt.”
Araceli Mendez, BMCC
” TheDream.US is offering very real support. Apply for the scholarship now, and if you’re not eligible spread the word to your friends and networks. That’s what I’m trying to do.”
Kirssy Martinez, BCC
“My message to prospective applicants for the scholarship is that you shouldn’t be afraid. Sometimes we are afraid of talking about our status. But I’ve learned that if you don’t let people know, they can’t help you.”
Manuel Luna, KBCC
“TheDream.US Scholarship has given me the comfort of knowing that there are many people, in my school and throughout the country, who care about my future and are invested in my success.”
Karla Oropeza, LGCC
“… my dream is to become an elementary school teacher. This dream seems feasible now with TheDream.US scholarship.”