May 8, 2024

The Partner College Weekly



Last Chance to Accept National Scholarship Awards

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 9 is the hard deadline for 2024-2025 National Awardees to accept or decline their award. 


82% have accepted their award as of this morning. As a reminder, you can track acceptance statuses by running the National Applicant Report in your ISTS PC Portal.

Note: the Applicant Report contains both awardees and non-awardees. You must run it by selecting “Winners” status, or by filtering on “Awardee”.

Thank you for all you are doing to reach out to Awardees. We know a phone call and personalized email (see email from Gaby) makes all the difference for Dreamers in taking the leap to pursue their dreams.


Gaby Pacheco Testifies at Senate Hearing on Dreamers

Today, TheDream.US President and CEO, Gaby Pacheco testified before the Senate, speaking on the pressing need to protect Dreamers with or without DACA or TPS. See our press release here.

In support, 1,636 TheDream.US Scholars and Alumni signed onto a new letter calling on lawmakers to deliver an opportunity for them to become American citizens. The sign-on letter is available here.

Your support is key in urging legislative action. Please consider submitting a written statement to impact the official record. 


Instructions for Submitting Written Testimony:

  • Format: Please submit documents in Word or PDF format.
  • Content: Statements should be pertinent to the topic of the hearing and free from private personal information.
  • Deadline: All submissions must be received by Wednesday, May 15, 2024. However, earlier submissions are encouraged.
  • Submission Email: Please send your testimonies to AND with the subject line “5/8 SJC Dreamer Hearing Written Statement.”
  • Please let us know if you submit a testimony.

As an example, see the testimony submitted by President Michael Crow of ASU.

And see this NBC news piece published today, featuring Gaby and an MSU-Denver Scholar:

Dreamers urge for protections in Senate hearing on immigrant youth

A Senate hearing focused on young immigrant youth known as "Dreamers," which includes DACA recipients and possible avenues to create pathways for their legalization shows the growing political divide on an issue that had longtime bipartisan support and broad support from the public.

Read More

Renewal Eligibility for Continuing Scholars Now Available

You can now access data on which TheDream.US Scholars are eligible to renew this June.


Run "PC Scholar Report" in your ISTS PC Portal and filter on column AE “Renewal Eligibility.”


Questions? Please contact

May PC Power Hour: Annual Scholarship Renewals, On-Campus Orientations and Summer Programming

Tuesday, May 28th

11 am PT/ 1 pm CT/ 2 pm ET

Link to attend

Please join our final PC Power Hour of the semester! As we enter June, we'll discuss the latest Scholarship Renewal procedures, upcoming National New Scholar Welcome, Campus Orientation, Scholars’ Office Hours, and the Summer Career Series.

2024 Scholar Survey is live!

Our 2023-2024 Scholar Survey is live.

May is #GivebackMonth

We are emailing and texting our Scholars every week with their survey link, encouraging them to #Giveback and use their voice. Please encourage your Scholars to complete their survey. They have until June 1st to get it done!


Questions – please reach out to


Canceled: PXG In-Person Events

TheDream.US and PXG were collaborating on two events for current Scholars this month in the Dallas and DMV area to help diversify the world of golf and innovations in STEM. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the events. We may reconsider this opportunity in the future. 

If you have any Scholars that expressed interest in participating in these events but did not sign up, please have them contact


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