Making Dreams Come True
Trinity is pleased to announce an important partnership with TheDream.US, a new national movement that provides college scholarships to enable highly motivated, low-income Dreamers to graduate with career-ready college degrees. These scholarships will make up the difference in the lost Pell grants and federal loans that Dreamers are not currently eligible to receive.
Trinity is the only private nonprofit institution, and the only university in Washington, D.C., among the 12 higher education partners announced at the launch of TheDream.US in February 2014. The colleges and universities that signed on as partners have pledged support to the mission of TheDream.US and the aspirations of Dreamer-scholars.
TheDream.US program focuses on undocumented immigrant students who, as a result of their status, are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid to support a college education. TheDream.US founders and the partner institutions are committed to providing opportunities and financial support that will allow these highly motivated students to get a college education so that they, too, can contribute to the prosperity of this nation.
Five simple steps to apply to Trinity as a potential Dreamer Scholar:
* Notify Trinity Admissions Office by e-mail, DreamersScholars@trinitydc.edu or call, 202-884-9400.
To be eligible for a scholarship from TheDream.US, Dreamer-applicants:
Dreamer Scholarships will cover up to 100% of a student’s total cost of tuition, fees and books and will range in size, depending upon the demonstrated financial need and tuition costs. Dreamer-scholars must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, remain continuously enrolled and remain DACA eligible. Scholars are also eligible for an additional $1,000 to $2,000 honors award if they graduate with a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
At a press conference announcing the Dreamers Scholarship program, Trinity President Patricia McGuire said: “There’s no greater gift than the gift of a college education to lift the spirit, spark imagination and ensure prosperity. For Dreamers, however, these huge benefits too often remain a mere fantasy, a grave injustice because of short-sighted public policies on student financial aid.” In her President’s blog, she wrote: “Dreamers Scholarships are a step forward in addressing a terrible injustice in our society….This Dreamers initiatives is also consistent with Catholic teachings on social justice and the dignity of human life.”