Named Scholarships

Named Scholarship Donor Program


Young people with uncertain immigration statuses face immense obstacles in pursuing their ambitions of higher education. Undocumented students face legal ambiguities and limitations that can be overwhelming. They may not know how to navigate the higher educational system, often assuming there is no legal avenue to college, and many conclude that college falls well outside their financial means. Due to tightened restrictions on immigration policies, the uphill climb for all these students has become more daunting than ever before.

Scholarship support enables Dreamers to attend college. Aside from constituting a critical financial resource, scholarships are a confirmation that the student can indeed succeed in higher education and that someone genuinely believes in their potential.

Become a Named Scholarship Donor 

Dream Project's Named Scholarships offer a wonderful way to honor a loved one, respected colleague, an influential teacher, or an immigratn relative or ancestor. By establishing a Named Scholarship you commit to sponsoring a Dreamer for four years with a $2,500 annual gift. To earn a Dream Project Scholarship, student applicants must have graduated from or be a senior at a Virginia high school and demonstrate the ability to overcome challenges that result from their immigration status. 

Check out our one pager and our FAQ on Named Scholarships for more details. If you would like to become a Named Scholarship Donor, please contact our Director of Fundraising, Meg Phillips at meg@dreamproject-va.org

Thank you for showing our Dream Scholars that you believe in their ability to succeed and for helping them to realize their dreams of a higher education!