DREAM Scholars is a collaborative program between the Student Success Initiatives and the DREAM Center at UCI. Our mission is to support the transitional and navigational journeys of undocumented students. Our primary goal is to promote holistic development and increase retention by connecting students with campus and community resources, helping them build community, and equipping them with tools to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We want our students to thrive at UCI and beyond.
Empower: Encourage students to view themselves as active agents, and embrace their personal power to lead self-authored lives.
Support: Promote the holistic development of students with undocumented immigration status by:
- Connecting them with campus and community resources
- Fostering a sense of belonging through intentional programming and services
- Equipping them with tools to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals
We use a holistic, solution-focused, and strengths-based approach to support the transitional and navigational journeys of our students.
Access a community of undocumented students
One-on-one personalized advising sessions
Quarterly academic and enrichment workshops
Resource referrals to key campus partners
Peer mentoring and quarterly seminar for incoming freshmen and transfers
Graduation recognition stole and invitation to our SSI Graduation Celebration
Must be an undocumented undergraduate student enrolled at UCI. The recruitment and selection process takes place during the summer.
Applications for 2022-2023 will open in the summer during July/August. Fill out our interest form in the meantime and you will be contacted when applications open.