The Dream Project helps immigrant students prepare for and succeed in college.

Our mentoring program runs from August to May with weekly meetings in Arlington, VA, and other events throughout the year. The program is open to seniors in Northern Virginia high schools.

The Dream Project Scholarship provides college scholarships (historically between $1,000 and $2,000) to graduates of Virginia high schools who were born outside of the United States or have at least one parent who was born outside of the United States.

Our career preparedness resources guide students to helpful online resources. In addition to these resources, we also provide one-on-one coaching sessions for students interested in enhancing their career preparedness skills.


Teachers, counselors, support staff, and school administrators can play a vital role in helping first- and second-generation immigrant students reach their dreams of earning a college degree. Use our educator’s guide to learn about the DREAM Act, DACA, how you can help undocumented students find success in high school and college, and where to find more resources for you and your students.

Have a student who you think could benefit from our mentoring program? Learn about the program and find information on how students can apply on our mentoring page.

Immigrant students who graduate from Virginia high schools are eligible for the Dream Project Scholarship. Find out more about eligibility criteria and the application process on our scholarships page.


The Dream Project is a community-based organization, and we rely on the generous donations of our supporters to fund our mentoring and scholarship programs. Donate now!

Support the Dream Project by attending an upcoming fundraiser or community event.

If are interested in donating your time instead of (or in addition to!) your money, we are always in need of volunteers. Find out what volunteer opportunities are available on our volunteer page.