What We Do

Mentoring

 
 

To inquire about our mentoring program, please email our Mentoring Coordinator at mentoring@dreamproject-va.org.

Applications to join the 2022-2023 Dream Project Mentoring Program have begun. The Dream Project Mentoring Program prepares high school seniors from across the state of Virginia to gain admission to and succeed in college. The 2022-2023 Mentoring Program will be held from mid-September until the end of April. This coming semester, to ensure our mentors and mentees' safety, mentoring will be online on Tuesdays, from 5:00-7:00 PM. (If possible, we may also offer a few in-person sessions, depending on safety protocols.

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
 
 

Scholarships

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 application period is currently closed, but you can sign up to receive updates on the Dream Project by clicking here.

The application period is currently closed and will open again on December 1st.

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.


Beyond12 Mentoring

We are partnering with Beyond12 to offer first time college students and students that are transferring a near peer coach that will guide them through any challenges that come up as they make these new transitions.


COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted all of our lives, drastically changing the ways we live, work and go to school. But undocumented students and their families have been hit especially hard. They are our community’s vulnerable workforce who won’t be able to file for unemployment, utilize paid sick leave, or continue working their jobs remotely.

If you're a Dream Project scholar, alumni, or mentee, click here to fill out the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Application.

If you'd like to contribute to the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, you may do so here.

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. Please read below closely to ensure you are eligible



Please note that applications will only be considered from those who are presently Dream Project scholars,  alumni, or 2021-2022 mentees of the Dream Project as confirmed by Dream Project records.

Click here to apply for the Herman Loan.