New Scholarship Fund Gives Dreamers a Chance at a College Education

The Community College of Denver (CCD) and TheDREAM.US foundation have partnered to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students, or “DREAMers.” TheDream.US is the national’s largest scholarship program that targets undocumented immigrant students who have DACA/TPS status who are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid to support a college education.

Scholarships will cover up to 100 percent of a student’s total cost of tuition, fees and books at CCD.

Both high school students coming to CCD as well as graduates who wish to finish their bachelor's degree at a partner university are eligible to apply.

“We are excited to be able to serve DREAMers in Colorado, which is the home of many highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to go to college and contribute to their families and the Denver community,” said Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US.

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible, students must be classified as Colorado residents, be approved for DACA or TPS status, have demonstrated financial need and the determination to succeed in college and in life.

“CCD has been a long-time supporter of DREAMers and is the only community college in Colorado that has partnered with TheDream.US,” said Judi Diaz Bonacquisti, vice president of Enrollment Administration and Student Success. “Our students are wonderful assets to our community, and CCD wants them to not only enroll in college but be successful once they get here. This partnership will help provide resources for their success."

For a complete listing of eligibility requirements and application information, visit TheDream.US to submit an application before the due date, February 15, 2016 11:59 p.m. CST.

You may also contact Julia.Montijo@ccd.edu or 303.968.9327 for more information. Se Habla Española (Se Habla Español/Hablamos Español).


TheDream.US is a project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3), which provides fiscal sponsorship for innovative public interest projects focused on conservation, education, and global health.

About CCD

With more than 9,000 students, Community College of Denver (CCD) is the third-largest community college in Colorado and a leading point of entry to higher education for the city and county of Denver. CCD provides a cost-effective, high-quality college education to nontraditional students, along with access and opportunity, workforce development, training resources for local organizations and community partnerships. CCD is a federally funded Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and is one of 13 community colleges in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).