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Opportunity Scholars

Opportunity Scholars Program is to serve and render academic, personal, career, mental and professional support to all Dreamer Scholars

Program Initiation
Fall 2016
Cumulative GPA
3.3
Spring 2021 Graduates
33
2020/21 First Year Retention
100%
Total Dreamers 2020/21
140

Opportunity Scholars Program Mission

The mission of the Opportunity Scholars Program is to serve and render academic, personal, career, mental and professional support to all Dreamer Scholars both matriculated at Delaware State University, and members of the Program.  The Program, in collaboration with DSU faculty, staff, and administrators, render such services and support with the purpose to ensure Dreamer Scholars have a successful post-secondary education and a welcoming, inclusive, and successful transition at Delaware State University.

Support Offered

Dreamers part of the Opportunity Scholars Program, once matriculated at DSU, will have the opportunity to enjoy:

  • Financial aid support through the Dreamers Success Account
  • Academic support services both in-person and online
  • Counseling services offered by both Delaware State University and TheDream.US
  • One-on-one meetings and group meetings with the Director of the Program
  • Step-by-step academic plans, when needed
  • Programming focused on the social, academic, career, spiritual, and professional aspects
  • Local available immigration resources
  • Low cost off-campus housing, when available
  • Community support

Scholarships

Offered through TheDream.US and Delaware State University partnership

Opportunity Scholarship

For Dreamers who are residents at the following states: Alaska, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, W. Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The Opportunity Scholarship Award will cover your tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals at one of our Partner Colleges up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree.

The Award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria – including continuous full-time enrollment.

National Scholarship

For Dreamers who are residents of Delaware.

The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $16,500 for an associate degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation.

The award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.