The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow.

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We are witnessing a period of extraordinary growth within the undocumented immigrant community. The world is constantly changing, and with that change, come great challenges and opportunities. Regardless of what lies ahead, we are certain of one thing; access to education for undocumented immigrants, is essential for the growth of Illinois and this nation.

Tomorrow’s leaders will need to be able to be great thinkers, possessing both wisdom and depth of understanding. And they must have a profound sensitivity to people’s needs and motivations. The Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship seeks to create access to financial resources to further this growth and development for the immigrant leaders of tomorrow. With the generous offerings of private donors and in-kind donations, the Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship provides scholarships to undocumented students, who are incoming freshmen or current undergraduates that possess at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4 point scale).

Tanya Cabrera
Chair
Illinois Dream Fund

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ILLINOIS DREAM FUND SCHOLARSHIP FALL 2016


This year's application process has some slight changes, that we hope will allow applicants to submit their supporting documents without any issues. Should any issues arise when submitting the application, we ask that you contact our AwardSpring support team via email at support@awardspring.com.

Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship 2016 eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be eligible under the Illinois Dream Act ; The Illinois Dream Fund scholarship is only open to undocumented (or DACAmented) students who are ineligible for federal financial aid.
  • High school senior/GED certificate/Undergraduate student with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5/4.0
  • Current high school senior graduating in 2016 and/or GED completion certificate/undergraduate, who are enrolled/planning to enroll at an accredited 2/4 year institution Fall 2016 in/or outside of Illinois.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation which cannot be from a relative or family member.
  • Submit official/unofficial transcripts.
  • Submit the Application Essay and signature page.
  • Submit the Application by Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:59PM Central Time.
  • Scholarship funds will not be awarded to for profit (proprietary) institutions. The scholarship is not currently open to Graduate/PhD students, or those seeking a second undergraduate degree.

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