Dream Project Scholarship

Currently ACCEPTING Applications for the 2019 Dream Project Scholarship! Applications will DUE ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Successful applicants are students whose immigration status (such as undocumented, DACA, TPS, Asylum Applicants) create barriers to access higher education. To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Graduated or will graduate from a Virginia high school;
  • Were born outside of the United States and whose immigration status (undocumented, DACA, TPS, Asylum Applicant) creates barriers to access and success in college.
  • Will attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Students must first apply for the scholarship online. Applicants are asked to submit their most recent high school and/or college transcripts along with two letters of recommendation. Selected applicants will be invited to interview with a panel of Dream Project board members and community members. Applications and interviews are evaluated based on students’ demonstration of academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and perseverance and persistence in the face of adversity.

Previous years’ Dream Project Scholars are allowed to submit a shorter renewal application that demonstrates their good academic standing and their progress toward a degree and may have their interview requirement waived.

Please click on the  category that best fits in order to apply for the Dream Project Scholarship. 

High School Student Application – For high school seniors. 

Current College Student Application – For students currently in college. 

Renewal Application – For college students that received the Dream Project Scholarship in 2018 or in 2017. 


Important Dates
December 2018 Online Scholarship Application Available
February 1, 2019 Scholarship Application Deadline
March 2019 Applicant Interviews
May 1, 2019 Decisions
June 2019 Award Ceremony


Contact Executive Director, Lizzette Arias or Scholarship Chair, Marie Price.