U Dreamers Grant
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The U Dreamers Grant is one of the premier grants available to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students at the University of Miami, effective Fall 2017. This four-year grant is awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and an essay that demonstrates how the University of Miami will support the student’s goals.

The U Dreamers Grant is valued at more than $25,000 per year and is renewable each year for four years. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, a meal plan, University health insurance, and a laptop allowance. Students may also receive a stipend for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

To be considered for the U Dreamers Grant, candidates must have obtained DACA status and must apply as freshmen to the University of Miami no later than January 1 of their senior year in high school. 

Students must submit the U Dreamer essay by January 10 if applying Early Decision I or Early Action; or by February 1 if applying Early Decision II or Regular Decision. Click here to apply.

Scholarship Criteria 

Residency

Open only to eligible DACA students, graduating from an accredited high school in Miami-Dade County in 2017, and enrolling full time at the University of Miami.

Academics 

Minimum high school GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum. 

Minimum SAT 1100 / ACT 21.

Personal History

Participation in school or community activities, a strong work ethic, and a history of overcoming significant adversity.

Financial Need

High financial need, as determined through the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Submit the CSS PROFILE and other financial aid documentation by December 1 if applying Early Action or Early Decision I; or by January 1 if applying Regular Decision or Early Decision II. 

Student Information and Essay 

In addition to the Common Application, students must submit an essay. The essay is a chance for students to share their voice beyond their application. Students must select one of the prompts below and respond in 600 words or less. 

• What matters to you, and why?

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. 

How would the University of Miami satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future?

Questions?

We're happy to answer any questions you may have. The Office of Undergraduate Admission has a staff member dedicated to assisting applicants with DACA status through the application process. Iris Florez can be reached via email at i.florez@miami.edu.