Helping Fund a Dreamer’s Education…
At “I Have A Dream” Foundation® Boulder County, our goal is to not only help Dreamer’s aspire towards a college degree, but have a stepping stone towards financial relief as they persue higher education. Dreamers have exclusive access to several scholarships provided by the foundation.
Applying to Scholarships
The Common Application - due July 15
To apply to any of the scholarships available, students must fill out the Common Application for “I Have a Dream” Scholarships. If a student fails to fill out this form before the deadline, they may experience delays in the disbursement of their scholarship. This form must be filled out annually. If you miss the July 15 deadline, please fill out the form and contact the College and Career department for next steps.
Tax disclaimer: scholarship money refunded to you from your school may have tax implications if used towards the cost of room and board.
What You Will Need
- Essay: Please write a short essay about what you bring, or what you hope to bring to your postsecondary program. What strengths and skills are you most proud of, who do you lean on for support, and what do you hope to do with your education in the long term?
- Have completed the FAFSA, and COF if eligible
- A copy of your most recent unofficial transcript, as of today (high school or college
“I Have a Dream” Foundation Dreamer Scholarship
Description: Thanks to the support and generosity of our class sponsors, "I Have a Dream" Foundation, Boulder County is able to provide Dreamers with a $10,000 scholarship to use for the academic endeavors after high school. The scholarship is dispersed evenly between the semesters of your proposed academic plan ($1250 per semester for a 4-year institution, $2500 per semester for a 2-year institution, and $10,000 for a one-year program)
- Be an official Dreamer Scholar
- Have graduated from a high school or GED program
- Be enrolled in a postsecondary program, and have started within one year of high school graduation (two years of high school graduation date for Iris and Phoenix Dreamer Scholars)
- Once starting to use the scholarship, students are eligible to take up to 1 year off. Students must communicate with the College and Career department to discuss their planned absence.