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CU Denver Partners with TheDream.US to Provide Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students

November 15, 2022

Committed to providing critical resources that ensure the success of undocumented, asylee, and refugee students, CU Denver has partnered with TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth. From Nov. 1, 2022, through Feb. 28, 2023, students will have the opportunity to apply for a new undergraduate scholarship to help them pursue their college education.   

The National Scholarship is for DREAMers who are first-time college students living in Colorado, or currently or previously enrolled in college or university undergraduate students attending CU Denver intending to earn a bachelor’s degree. This opportunity is open to undocumented immigrant students, with or without DACA or TPS, who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2017. The one-time scholarship award is for up to $16,500 for an associate’s or up to $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Those selected can use their scholarship to attend CU Denver. 

Estéfani Peña Figueroa, CU Denver’s new Undocumented Student Resource Coordinator, and a 2017 scholarship recipient of TheDream.US shares, “Being the first in my family to graduate from college and to receive this scholarship, I am excited to support future scholars. My goal is to create awareness of the resources and services we are providing to support undocumented, DACA, and immigrant students. I want to ensure that students who are eligible to receive in-state tuition through ASSET and the College Opportunity Fund, understand the process as well as receive assistance with completing financial aid forms and scholarship applications.”  

Working alongside The Dream.US, CU Denver takes another significant step forward in creating a welcoming environment for all students and providing the highest quality education guided by our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Michelle Marks, chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver.