Dream Scholar Award
Empowering and supporting undocumented Youth to gain the education they need to walk through the door of opportunity when it is opened.
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 state of Iowa with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher or completed HSED (formerly GED)
To be eligible to apply for subsequent years as a current NIACC student, you must:
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Remain continuously enrolled at NIACC
- Remain current on all your college accounts and charges; and
- Remain DACA eligible and, if required, reapply for DACA approved status.
Enrolled full time in a diploma or degree seeking program at North Iowa Area Community College (Fall/Spring)
***If a student withdraws or enrolls in less than full time credits (12 credits = Full time student) resulting in part time status, their award may be forfeited or the amount of the award reduced as determined appropriate by the financial aid office.
Submit a Dream Scholar Award Application by August 1
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 and character
If chosen as a finalist for the Dream Scholar Award, the applicant will be required to interview with a team of NIACC staff and will be contacted the second week of August to set up a time/date.
Awards of $3,500 will be granted
*This award cannot be used to cover past expenses
NIACC Dream Scholar Award
c/o Valeria Gonzalez, Bilingual Enrollment Advisor
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA 50401
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org along with supporting documentation as requested