WSU, TheDream.US partnership awards $1.2M in scholarships

OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University’s partnership with TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented students, is providing nearly $1.2 million in scholarships to WSU Dreamers for the 2023–24 academic year. 

“This scholarship is instrumental in helping me achieve my dreams,” said Bianca Alvarado, a microbiology student and schAn illustration of three students with the words "scholarships for dreamers"olarship recipient. “I now have the freedom to focus on my studies and academic goals.” 

Thirty-one Weber State students received scholarships for the year, and the university plans to continue the partnership. 

The funding covers the cost of tuition for up to six years or until students complete their degree, allowing recipients to attend school with less financial stress. Additionally, each student receives a $750 stipend each semester they are enrolled.

“For a really long time, I worried that my family and I would have to face the financial burden of college alone,” said Hannia Sandoval Gonzalez, a scholarship recipient and social work major. “Receiving this scholarship proved me wrong and it showed me that all my hard work is worth it.”

The scholarship awardees at WSU are part of the largest cohort of TheDream.US Scholars nationwide, with more than 1,800 students receiving scholarships this year. 

Funding was awarded regardless of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status or Temporary Protected Status, with many recipients in this year’s cohort being fully undocumented.

The scholarship application for the 2024-25 academic year will open Nov. 1, 2023. For more information about scholarships, visit TheDream.US website.


Shaylee Stevens, Marketing & Communications


Bryan Magaña, public relations director