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TheDream.US Scholarship

Cabrini University is a Catholic institution committed to helping the underserved through its Education of the Heart. The University’s mission of social justice stems from its namesake, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini), who is the patron saint of immigrants.

We are delighted to be the only school in Pennsylvania to partner with TheDream.US to provide scholarships for DREAMers and undocumented students in the Commonwealth. Our partnership also extends to students in New Castle County, DE. The application opens November 1.

 

 

FAQS for DREAMers and Undocumented Students

Who is eligible to apply for TheDream.US National Scholarship at Cabrini?

This scholarship may be for you, if you are undocumented and … 

  • You are or are about to be a high school graduate; OR 
  • You have or are about to earn a GED; OR 
  • You have been or are currently enrolled in a community college or university. 

You are eligible to apply if you: 

  1. Are undocumented and came to the United States before November 1, 2017, and have continuously lived in the United States since then or have DACA or TPS; 
  2. Came to the United States before the age of 16 (if you were born in the U.S., you are not eligible for this scholarship); 
  3. Have significant unmet financial need; 
  4. Have graduated or will graduate from a Pennsylvania or Delaware (New Castle County only) high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) before Fall 2023 OR were or currently are in college; 
  5. Graduated or will graduate with a high school GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better—this includes students currently in college as well; 
  6. Intend to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at Cabrini University in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.

How do I apply?

You must apply to both TheDream.US and Cabrini (through the Common App or Cabrini’s application).

Important dates:

  • February 28: Application deadline for TheDream.US
  • Late April: Scholarship awards announced
  • May 8: Scholarship acceptance deadline*

*Students must be accepted to Cabrini prior to May 8 in order to accept the scholarship.

You do not need to disclose your immigration or legal status to apply.

How do I know if I am eligible to complete the FAFSA as a Domestic, Non-US Citizen?

For questions about eligibility for FAFSA as a Non-US Citizen, please see https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility/requirements/non-us-citizens.

What does the Scholarship cover?

For high school graduates, the award covers tuition and fees of up to $33,000 in total ($8,250 annually) as well as up to $6,000 for books and supplies ($1,500 each year).

For students with an associate degree, the award covers tuition and fees of up to $16,500 in total ($8,250 annually) as well as up to $1,500 each year for books and supplies.

The award is renewable each year if you meet continuing eligibility criteria.

Do undocumented students qualify for additional financial aid at Cabrini?

The University is committed to assisting you in closing the gap between the funds provided by the National Scholarship and the cost tuition and fees for Cabrini.

If I don’t qualify for TheDream.US National Scholarship, will Cabrini provide me with any financial assistance?

We would be glad to talk with you about your options. Please reach out to us at admit@cabrini.edu or 610.902.8552 so we can help!

Are there additional resources for DREAMers and undocumented students at Cabrini?

  • Cabrini encourages students to become involved with its Center on Immigration—an academic, nonpartisan organization that promotes immigrant justice through research, education, and advocacy.  
  • The University’s Center for Student Success provides academic resources and support services for all students, especially those who demonstrate economic and academic need.

Do you have translated information for non-English speakers?

Where can I find out more?

Detailed information is available in the National Scholarship Application Guide.

You may also contact us via email or phone.

For High School Counselors and College Advisors

We would be glad to speak about TheDream.US at your school! Please contact the Office of Admissions at admit@cabrini.edu or 610.902.8552 to make arrangements.

Resources for Dreamer Applicants