What We Do


The Dream Project Scholarship is an annually renewable scholarship awarded to immigrant students demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and perseverance in the face of adversity.


The Dream Project Mentoring Program prepares high school seniors from Northern Virginia to gain admission to and succeed in college. Mentors support and assist mentees with college and scholarship applications, essays, interviews, and resumes. Throughout the year, mentees and mentors develop a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship.

Becoming a Dream Project Mentee is about joining a community. In this community, our mentees find support and inspiration to achieve their dreams of higher education. To date, all of our mentees have gone on to enroll in college and we are proud to say they continue to excel at these institutions. Our mentees also find and develop their voices not only to speak up for themselves, but also to support their peers who are aiming for the same goals.

The mentoring program sessions are held every Wednesday from September-April (excluding holidays) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in Arlington.

The program requires that students attend sessions from beginning to end and come prepared to work diligently.

Dream Project mentees are students who:

  • Are currently enrolled as seniors in a Northern Virginia high school
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to attend college
  • Face challenges in accessing higher education due to immigration status

Applications to join the 2019-2020 Dream Project Mentoring Program have begun.

Interested? Apply to become a Mentee.

Community Engagement

Herman Loan Fund

We believe that all promising students should have the opportunity to pursue their post-secondary educational dreams and achieve their greatest success. The Molly and Joseph Herman Dream Scholar Loan Fund is a resource for Dream Project Scholars with very limited or no access to traditional scholarship and loan programs. The fund provides interest-free loans to scholars who demonstrate a high level of need in the case of an emergency.

This assistance is only available to students who have received a scholarship from the Dream Project. Decisions are based on demonstrated financial need. Award amounts are dependent on the specific need of the individual student, up to $2,000 per year.

Click here to download the Molly and Joseph Herman Dream Scholar Fund Emergency Assistance Program Application.

I believe I posses untapped abilities, and my capacity to be an independent learner will help me discover my strengths and talents. I am hungry for more education, and also to be a good human being and a productive member of society.