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The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
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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?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, achieving goals, goal-setting, initiative, personal growth, work to achieve goals
Emotional Development: moving beyond obstacles
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: April 12, 2016
- Category: Education
- Size: 29.30 MB
- Publisher: Sarahi Salamanca
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.3 or later; Android 4.1 and up.
- Last updated: September 29, 2017
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