Apr 17, 2024

The Partner College Weekly

PC DIRECTORY
ACTION REQUIRED

Q3 EVRs - 1 Partner College Remaining

National Louis University - we hope to receive your Q3 EVR submission as soon as possible!

    

Quarter 3 EVRs are due by April 30th.

Please reach out to Elena and Camila with EVR questions, or contact the ISTS PC Help Desk at TheDream.US_Support@applyISTS.com.

MUST KNOW

Track Your Graduation Stoles, Pins, and Letters!

2024 Graduation Packages are on their way! Tracking information available here.


If you have any questions regarding your order, please email Chris.Aviles@thedream.us.

 

Request: We want to elevate the stories of our Spring 2024 Graduates! Are you hosting an Undocu-Graduation ceremony? Do you have a Graduating Scholar that deserves the spotlight? Contact michael@npagency.com.

Wrapping up Spring and Preparing for Renewals

With Spring payments wired, please run the “PC Scholar Report” in your ISTS PC Portal for updated Scholarship Eligibility as of the end of Spring 2024 (filter on column O “Scholar Eligibility”). 

 

Tomorrow, we will email Scholars no longer eligible for TheDream.US Scholarship as of the end of Spring 2024 for the following reasons:

  • Maxed out of funds
  • Scholarship withdrawn due to no enrollment
  • Timed out 
  • Graduated 

 

These emails will include directions on how Scholars can appeal their eligibility, if appropriate.  


Heads Up: The "PC Scholar Report" will be updated in early May with data on which Scholars are eligible to Renew this June.

 

Questions or concerns? Please contact Chris Aviles at chris.aviles@thedream.us.

2024-2025 National Scholarship Awards Announced Next Week

We are deep in selection for the 2024-2025 National Application Round.


Award notifications are scheduled to go out towards the end of next week.


We are excited to share more details soon!

April 30th PC Power Hour: Time for Spring Cleaning!

Tuesday, April 30th

11 am PT/ 1 pm CT/ 2 pm ET

Link to attend


We are rolling into one of the busiest times of the year! It's time to clean house in preparation for sending off our Graduates, grounding continuing Scholars, and welcoming New Scholars.


Join us as we dive into best practices for:

  • Engaging 2024-2025 New Scholars
  • Building strong cohorts
  • Communicating TheDream.US program policies
  • Scholar Survey and Renewals
  • Alumni Transition

Apply for TheDream.US Internship and/or Fellowship Program and Receive up to $30,000!

We invite you to sign up and participate in TheDream.US Internship Funding Program

and/or TheDream.US Experiential Fellowship Program to provide inclusive, paid opportunities to your Scholars! Partner Colleges can receive up to $15,000 per program. Deadline to apply is EOD Friday, May 17.

TO APPLY TO ONE OR BOTH PROGRAMS:

  1. Read TheDream.US Internship & Fellowship Program Brief for information on both programs. Review the Program’s Concept Paper and watch the webinar recording.
  2. Determine a Primary Program Point of Contact (POC) and a Secondary Program POC.
  3. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ONLY: Craft a 1-2 page Concept Paper outlining your Program.
  4. Primary POC completes PC Program Participation Application by EOD Friday, May 17


Within 1 week of submitting your Participation Application, a Kickoff Email will be sent to the Primary and Secondary POCs. Once Kickoff Email is received, PC can start promoting the program. Questions? Email nicole.wesley@thedream.us. To view list of current participating PCs, click here.

PC Career Development Event Fund is Back! (Apply now, while funds last)

Apply for up to $2,000 to host your own Career Development Event for Scholars regardless of work authorization. Events should focus on NEBOS, entrepreneurship, small business ownership, and independent contract work.


Check out our toolkit for helpful suggestions on event structures and key learning objectives. Application link here.

You can apply now to reserve your funds for a summer or fall event. If you have questions, please contact chris.aviles@thedream.us.

We're Hiring: Scholarships Program Manager

TheDream.US is seeking to fill the Scholarships Program Manager role (remote). We are looking for a dynamic team member who can effectively manage the complexities of scholarship program administration.


We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis. The position is subject to state pay transparency laws and regional pay differences. For complete details and to apply, please see the job description here.

SCHOLAR PROGRAMMING

Ignite Fellowship Application Open Now

Please encourage your Scholars to apply for Teach for America’s Ignite Fellowship for Fall 2024! Ignite is a virtual, paid, part-time tutoring fellowship sponsored by Teach For America. 


Who can apply:

The fellowship is open to all TheDream.US Scholars who have an ITIN or SSN (work authorization is not required), have at least a 2.5 GPA, and meet other eligibility criteria. Fellows receive $1,200 per semester. All majors are welcome!


Key dates:

  • Application Deadline – Wednesday, April 24 at 11:59 pm
  • Fall Fellowship Dates: September – December 2024

 

Learn more here about Teach for America’s Ignite Fellowship.

Thursday, 4/25: Last Immigration Q&A for Spring

Sui Chung, an attorney in Miami, Florida will return for April's Immigration Q&A!


Sui, a relentless champion of immigrants, will be providing general feedback and guidance on scholar's immigration questions for the first 30 minutes of our session.


Thursday, Apr 25th (also on our calendar here)

2 pm PT/ 4 pm CT/ 5 pm ET 

Zoom link (no need to register)

Thursday, 5/2: Dreamers Graduate Loan Program Info Session

Learn more about the Dreamers Graduate Loan Program, which supports Dreamers with DACA or TPS status who want to pursue professional degrees.


This program provides loans with the same Annual Percentage Rate as the federal government’s Direct PLUS loan program, with no cosigner requirements, no minimum credit score requirements, and no additional fees to take out a loan.


This session is co-hosted and co-sponsored by Presidents' Alliance, Social Finance, TheDream.US, and Immigrants Rising. 


Thursday, May 2nd

10 am PT/ 12 pm CT/ 1 pm ET 

Register Here

EMAILS TO SCHOLARS

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