Cabrini Admissions announced that they have entered into a partnership with TheDream.Us, a national scholarship fund for undocumented students. TheDream.US is the largest US college access and success program for DREAMers.
Cabrini is the first school in Pennsylvania to partner with TheDream.US. TheDream.US has 70 partner colleges in 21 states and Washington, DC.
Dream.Us offers scholarships that include tuition, books, and supplies up to $37,000 for first-time college students. Also, up to $31,000 for community college graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Cabrini will begin welcoming applications from DREAMers for the 2022-23 academic year. To apply for the scholarship, applicants must have a DACA or TPS license, or have been in the country before November 1, 2016, (before the age of 16), and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.
President Donald Taylor has sent a letter to Cabrini students and staff announcing the partnership with TheDream.Us.
“The University of Cabrini is proud to be a partner college of TheDream.US,” Taylor said in the letter. “This partnership embodies Cabrini’s mission as a Catholic institution committed to helping the underprivileged and serving the social justice gift of Missionary Nuns of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”
Taylor mentioned in the letter that Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini was herself an immigrant and is the patron saint of immigrants. Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini is the namesake of this university.
Cabrini has an immigration center that advocates for all immigrants locally and nationally and provides legal aid to undocumented students who are seeking citizenship or facing deportation.
As stated in the letter, TheDream.US noted Cabrini’s mission as a Catholic institution with an enduring commitment to helping the disadvantaged and serving social justice.
“Our mission as a Catholic institution committed to social justice and equity has made Cabrini an attractive potential partner,” said Kimberly Lewis, Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid and Marketing. “We are pleased to be the only college or university in the Commonwealth to be selected as TheDream.US partner.”
In her role, Lewis will deal directly with the Dreamers starting in the 2022-23 school year.
“Through our partnership with TheDream.US Foundation, the university has a unique opportunity to continue the legacy of Mother Cabrini through this outreach initiative,” said Lewis.
TheDream.US wants to provide all young Americans, no matter where they are born, the opportunity to obtain a college education commensurate with Cabrini’s mission.
“Cabrini is committed to providing a university environment that prioritizes diversity, equality, and inclusion for Dream Scholars and every student at Cabrini,” said Lewis. “The university strives to develop and empower socially responsible leaders who promote positive change, DEI and mission across campus and in community engagement efforts.”
Cabrini’s mission is to welcome learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds and prepare them to become engaged citizens of the world.
“This partnership is one of the many ways we will continue to achieve Cabrini’s mission,” said Lewis.
Interested students should visit TheDream.US or contact Cabrini Admissions for more information on how to apply.