The Dream Project Scholarship is a yearly scholarship awarded to immigrant students demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and perseverance and persistence in the face of adversity. Scholarships are awarded to current college students and graduating high school seniors. The scholarship is a one-year award, but students may reapply to renew their scholarship each year. Scholarship amounts are determined based on total number of awards and funds available. Past scholarship amounts have been between $1,000 and $2,000.

To be eligible for the Dream Project Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

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

Dream Scholars are enrolled in colleges throughout the United States and are leaders in their college communities. Many scholars are active advocates for immigrant student rights. Some scholars attending colleges in Northern Virginia are also mentors to the next class of Dream Scholars through the Dream Project mentoring program.

For information on applying to the Dream Project Scholarship, click here.