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Our Mission

DREAM Scholars and DREAM Scholars Plus are a collaborative programs of Student Success Initiatives and the DREAM Center at UCI. The mission of DREAM Scholars is to provide undocumented students with the academic guidance and social support necessary to ensure their educational and personal success. The primary goal of the program is to promote the holistic development of undocumented students by connecting participants with the academic community and campus resources.


The following benefits are available to those enrolled in any of our programs.

  • Book Loan Program
  • Chromebook Loan Program
  • Free Printing
  • LARC Scholarship
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Weekly Workhops and/or Events
  • Weekly Seminar for Freshman and First-Year Transfer Student

DREAM Scholars

The DREAM Scholars aims to provide the students with the necessary tools to achieve their academic and career goals in a safe and receptive environment through campus involvement, research opportunities, and essential faculty and staff guidance. Our main goal is to support students with personalized attention to ultimately help them improve on their academic performance and gain a unique educational experience.

DREAM Scholars is a year-long University Affairs course. The course meets weekly on Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:20PM. Students who apply by the deadline will receive a course code to enroll in the seminal and receive 1.3 unit per quarter, totaling up to 3.9 unit by the end of the school year.

DREAM Scholars Plus

DREAM Scholars plus is available to undocumented students who are continuing students.

DREAM Scholars Plus students have the same benefits as DREAM Scholars students, without the required weekly seminar

Apply Here!

DREAM Scholars and DREAM Scholars Plus are currently not accepting applications. However, feel free to fill out our interest form and email the program coordinator Blanca Villagomez Cedeño (villagob@uci.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

Winter 2020 Quarter Events

DREAM Scholars & Transfer Program Counselor/Coordinator

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Blanca Villagomez Cedeño



Book an Appointment

Office: 2200 Student Services II
E-mail: villagob@uci.edu