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The Dream.US National Scholarship

The Dream.US National Scholarship is for highly motivated undocumented students who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. You may be eligible for the National Scholarship if you are undocumented and you are or about to be a high school graduate; or you have or are about to earn a GED; or you are or have been enrolled in a community college or university.

Award Amount: Up to $33,000 in total toward tuition and fees for a bachelor’s degree

Number of Scholarships Awarded to New CSM Students Each Year: 10


  • Have Applied to College of Saint Mary 
  • Must be undocumented and came to the United States before Nov. 1, 2017, and have continuously lived in the United States since then or have DACA or TPS.
  • Came to the United States before the age of 16.
  • Have significant unmet financial need.
  • Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) before Fall 2023.
  • Must currently live in Nebraska. 
  • Graduated or will graduate with a high school GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree at College of Saint Mary in Fall of 2023 or Spring of 2024.

Apply for Scholarship

*Applicants must also apply for College of Saint Mary’s Misericordia Scholarship in addition to the Dream.US National Scholarship.