Applications for the 2018 Dream Project Scholarship are closed. Please check back next year to apply for the 2019 Dream Project Scholarship.

The Dream Project Scholarship is open to students who:

  • 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.

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 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.

Important Dates
December 2017 Online Scholarship Application Available
February 2, 2018 Scholarship Application Deadline
March 2018 Applicant Interviews
May 1, 2018 Decisions
June 2018 Award Ceremony


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