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Dream Scholar Award

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Empowering and supporting undocumented Youth to gain the education they need to walk through the door of opportunity when it is opened.

Qualifications:

Have submitted Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or received notification of DACA approval and provide a copy of the DACA approval notification or the receipt for the submission of the DACA application

Have graduated from a High School within the NIACC service area with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher or completed HSED (formerly GED)

Enrolled in a diploma or degree seeking program at North Iowa Area Community College, Fall 2014/Spring 2015

Requirements:

Submit a Dream Scholar Award Application by July 31, 2014

Provide a copy of your DACA approval letter or the receipt for your submission of your DACA application

Provide a copy of your current high school transcript or HSED (formerly GED) diploma

Submit a letter of reference from a teacher, community member, clergy, or non-relative that speaks to your qualifications

If chosen as a finalist for the Dream Scholar Award, the applicant will be required to interview with a team of NIACC staff

Awards:

Awards of $3,500 will be granted

*This award cannot be used to cover past expenses

Application:

Fill out the online application form or download the application and mail completed to:

NIACC Dream Scholar Award
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA 50401