The Dream center's Mission Statement
The Dream Center in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion works holistically with undocumented students and mixed-status families from college access to graduation. The Dream Center (1) engages in specialized college outreach and access strategies, (2) provides individualized advising and scholarship support for current and future University of Utah undocumented students, (3) promotes campus-wide advocacy and trainings for University of Utah students, faculty, staff and administration, and (4) increases community-wide awareness of policies affecting current and future University of Utah undocumented students.
From Dream Center website – “Generally speaking, undocumented students (with and without DACA) may be eligible for consideration of private scholarships administered inside and outside the University of Utah."
Institutional Scholarships: In 2015, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 253, which allows Utah high school graduates to be eligible for consideration of private scholarships administered through the University of Utah without proof of lawful presence in the United States. In other words, undocumented students (with and without DACA) who graduate from a Utah high school or GED program are eligible to apply for private scholarships administered through the University of Utah Dream Center Scholarships List.
Private Scholarships: Undocumented students (with and without DACA) may also be eligible to qualify for private scholarships administered outside of the University of Utah. These scholarships may be awarded through private companies and non-profits.
For any questions, please use the link above to make an appointment with the Dream Center
Opportunity for high school seniors, transfer students, and currently enrolled students accepted or attending the University of Utah or Weber State University
Utah House Bill 144 (H.B. 144) is a state law that passed in 2002. H.B. 144 allows qualifying undocumented students (with and without DACA) to pay in-state tuition, the same rate as Utah residents, if they attend a Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) public college or university, including the University of Utah