DREAMer's Roadmap

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Find scholarships, college info for undocumented students.

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Educational Value

By taking the initiative to search through scholarship opportunities and read how-to articles, by commenting, sharing, and eventually applying for the appropriate scholarships, students persevere beyond obstacles to realize their dream of a college education.

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Easy to search and find scholarship/college information.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that DREAMer's Roadmap is a scholarship- and college-information app created for undocumented students. The app and website curate scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students. It allows users to post and comment on scholarship and college-preparedness information, too, acting as a crowdsourcing platform. There's state-by-state information on college-aid policies for undocumented applicants and a scholarship search filter. Each scholarship listed includes its due date, award amount, requirements, and a link to where students can apply. Though the terms of service state that the service is intended for users 18 or over, most teens will need to use it before then. Read the privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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Adult Written byjameelah s. June 26, 2017

Jameelah Stuckey Review

While the app is helpful, it needs to be more tech savvy and have resources for non DACA eligible students. I like the fact that it is for undocumented students... Continue reading

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What's it about?

Tap "Create an Account" or "Explore" (if you choose not to create an account) to begin using DREAMER'S ROADMAP. View scholarship opportunities under the "Scholarships" tab. If a student views a scholarship they want to pursue, tap "link to scholarship" to go to the related website. View articles under "tips." Students can comment on and add scholarship information to the app, as well as share information they find on the app with others via text, email, and social media. Users must create a login to "pin" a scholarship opportunity, but they do not have to register for the app to access scholarship information.

Is it any good?

This app is an incredible free resource for undocumented teens looking for scholarships and college how-to information. Since undocumented teens often don't have the identifying information needed to apply for college and scholarships, finding ways to attend college is really difficult. The comments posted by students and parents on DREAMer's Roadmap attest to how helpful this information is for students seeking to fund college. All of the nuts-and-bolts information is here, and there's a filter option to select scholarships by state, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, and education level. The articles included on college tips, application advice, and more can be useful far beyond the scholarship search and well into college.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why it's important for teens to look for scholarship opportunities early and often, noting the eligibility requirements and due dates. Other than DREAMer's Roadmap, are there other resources that might be helpful?

  • Once your student has identified some scholarships to apply for, look through the articles on the site for information about how to complete a quality scholarship application.

  • Talk to your teen about how to persevere through obstacles by using resources such as DREAMer's Roadmap. There's information, resources, and helpful people to be found for almost any goal you want to achieve, if you look -- and keep looking -- until you find what you need to be successful.

  • Discuss the potential impact of social media on the college-application process. Can questionable content posted to social media affect the chances of getting accepted?

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