Dream Act Opportunity Award | NewSchool of Architecture & Design

NewSchool of Architecture & Design awards the Dream Act Opportunity Award to outstanding students in all our degree programs who have significant financial need. Since undocumented students are not eligible for federal student aid, we have created this scholarship as an opportunity to ease the financial burden for Dreamers interested in attending NewSchool. Scholarship awards are made for up to $10,000 per year and may be renewed each year until graduation. Scholarship funds are disbursed quarterly during the academic year.

Who Qulifies for the Dream Act Scholarship

Students who live in California and meet the eligibility requirements for a non-resident exemption, as well as students who have a U Visa or TPS status, can use the California Dream Act application (CADAA).

Up to $10,000 per year

May be renewed each year until graduation

Who can apply for the California Dream Act?

Students who live in California and meet the eligibility requirements for a non-resident exemption, as well as students who have a U Visa or TPS status, can use the California Dream Act application (CADAA). Similarly, students without Social Security Numbers or students who have lost DACA status (or never applied for DACA), may still be eligible. The full language of the law and eligibility requirements is stated in CA Education Code 68130.5. For more information on the CA requirements click here

  • A completed 2022-23 Dream Act Application with an expected family contribution number (EFC) below 10,000 is required.
    https://dream.csac.ca.gov
  • This scholarship may not be combined with other NewSchool scholarships or discounts except for the Community College Discount for Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Construction Management programs.

2021-2022 Academic Year Dream Act Opportunity Award Scholarship Application

Please complete the application above and submit it with the requested materials to:

Office of Financial Aid
NewSchool of Architecture & Design
1249 F Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Email: scholarships@newschoolarch.edu

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students must apply at least 1 week prior to their start date. Award notices are sent approximately 1 week after application is received.

  • This scholarship may not be combined with other NewSchool scholarships or discounts except for the Community College Discount for Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Construction Management programs.
  • Scholarship funds are disbursed quarterly during the academic year.
  • Failure to comply with the application requirements, or late filings, will be disqualified from consideration. Please direct your questions to scholarships@newschoolarch.edu.
  • All scholarships and institutional awards are based on availability and subject to change.
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