Opportunity to Dream Scholarship

The Opportunity to dream scholarship was developed to support scholarships for students on the IUPUI campus who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to students who do not qualify for federal or state-based financial aid because of their citizenship status, such as undocumented and/or specially documented students, refugees, and/or students who have been granted political asylum.

Student Stories

"Being a DACA student poses many challenges one of them being finding funds to pay for a post-secondary education. This scholarship will play a crucial part in my educational journey. It will allow me to continue to push myself, learn new skills, and achieve my goal of giving back to the community" - William

"Receiving this scholarship means to me many things. Firstly, this scholarship is an honor and a blessing for me. It means that I will be able to continue my academic journey here at IUPUI and complete my bachelor's degree. It also means that my hard work is paying off. That the nights not sleeping to study and completing homework is paying off. Also, receiving this scholarship reduces my financial stress and will help me with concentrating much more in my studies. I am thankful to be able to receive this opportunity!"  – Esmeralda

"Receiving this scholarship will help me tremendously by allowing me to focus more on my studies while taking away some of the financial burden. Winning the IUPUI Opportunity to Dream Scholarship reflects how far I've come as a DACA recipient and puts me closer to becoming the first college graduate in my family." – Camila