TheDream.US Announces New Partnership with SUNY Old Westbury to Support New York Dreamers’ Pursuit of Higher Education

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TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant students, today announced a new partnership with the State University of New York at Old Westbury to provide scholarships for immigrant students in New York State to achieve their higher education dreams.

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The new announcement arrives as TheDream.US opens its new scholarship round for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applications will be open between November 1, 2022 and through February 28, 2023. The scholarships are open to undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) who came to the United States before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2017.

“As we at SUNY Old Westbury know so well, ours is a society made stronger by the diversity of its members,” said Timothy E. Sams, president of SUNY Old Westbury, which is recognized as Hispanic-Serving Institution. “We are proud of our record of serving Dreamers who we know work so hard to better their own lives and the lives of those in the communities they call home. We thank TheDream.US for partnering with our campus to grow the opportunities for Dreamers to pursue their education as part of what is their uniquely American experience.”

The new scholarship round includes eligibility for immigrant youth across New York State to apply to TheDream.US National Scholarship to attend SUNY Old Westbury. The National Scholarship is for Dreamers who are first-time, current, or previously enrolled college students. The award is for tuition and fees of up to $33,000 for each student towards a bachelor’s degree.

TheDream.US now has more than 80 partner colleges in 21 states and Washington, D.C. that are committed to serving Dreamers and prepared to offer students the needed support services to help them successfully navigate college life, both on and off campus.

According to Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US: "We are excited to partner with SUNY Old Westbury in supporting New York Dreamers in their college and career aspirations. Despite the many obstacles they face, these immigrant students continue to persevere and work hard to achieve their education and career goals. 93% of our 3,000+ graduates are now working or have started their own businesses. Their successes are proof that expanding Dreamers’ access to higher education and career opportunities is good for our country’s economic growth. We are grateful to SUNY Old Westbury and our 80+ other Partner Colleges across the United States for giving our immigrant youth the opportunity to pursue a college education and contribute to the future of America."”

About TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant youth students, having provided more than 8,750 college scholarships to Dreamers attending over 80 partner colleges in 21 states and Washington, DC. We believe everyone, regardless of where they were born, should have equitable access to a college education, a meaningful career, and opportunities to contribute to the communities they call home. For more information on TheDream.US, visit

About SUNY Old Westbury

SUNY Old Westbury is a college where students with a passion for learning are empowered through excellence to thrive in, and help build, a more just, sustainable world. As Long Island’s only public liberal arts college, SUNY Old Westbury challenges its students to own their futures through an environment that demands academic excellence and fosters intercultural understanding. As members of the most diverse student body in the SUNY system, the College's more than 4,200 students study in nearly 50 undergraduate degree opportunities in Old Westbury’s liberal arts and professional programs and 16 graduate programs in business, data science, education, liberal studies and mental health counseling. For more information on SUNY Old Westbury, visit

Meet TheDream.US Graduates

TheDream.US has over 3,000 graduates who are driven, resilient, and helping move our shared country forward. They are nurses, teachers, authors, computer scientists, research scientists, business entrepreneurs, nurses, policy analysts, social justice workers – all contributing to the social and economic prosperity of this country. Their stories are ones of resilience and determination. Meet some of TheDream.US graduates and their stories on the TheDream.US website.