April 10, 2019
The Partner College Weekly
ACTION REQUIRED
Encourage Scholars to complete First Annual TheDream.US Scholar Survey - Going Live on Mon, April 15th
The first annual TheDream.US Scholar Survey will launch next Monday, 4/15. Scholars will be asked anonymously about their experiences at their Partner College, with TheDream.US, and outside of school. We ask that you please encourage your Scholars to look out for the survey invitation in their inboxes and participate!

Scholar feedback is crucial to informing conversations on DREAMer success.

The survey closes April 30th—together we can strive for 100% participation!
MUST KNOW
For National Scholars who Need to go Part-time or Drop a Class
We've been getting several inquiries from Scholars and we imagine you are, too. Our official policy is that National Scholars can go part-time, taking less than 12 credits a term if circumstances deem it necessary. They will NOT lose the Scholarship (see pages 10-11 in new format of Program Guide below).
[Note: Opportunity Scholars are required to take a minimum of 12 credits each term]

They may also drop a class without reimbursing us for the cost. However, it must be clear that the amount paid for those classes will be deducted from their maximum award amount, so they will have less funds available to complete their degree.

In both of these scenarios: they need to reach out to their Scholar Advisor to discuss the circumstances and develop a plan for completing their degree on time. They do not need to notify TheDream.US or ISTS. 

The graphic below has been shared with our National Scholars:
Stoles for Graduates Shipped to your PC Contact this week
This week, we are shipping packages to the PC contact you listed in your submitted Spring grad list. There will also be other items included to give out in recognizing your graduating Scholars' accomplishments. 
 
Upon receiving the box, please let your Scholars know to pick up their stole from the designated contact. You will find an instruction letter in the package - please read it and follow it carefully. Those graduating with a Bachelor's or Associate degree (and not continuing to pursue a Bachelor’s) MUST join TheDream.US Alumni Network before they can have their stole.
 
Thank you for helping us honor our graduating Scholars!
National Scholar Program Guide in new easier-to-read format!
Please find in your PC Hub our newly formatted National Scholar Program Guide.

We have not changed any of our policies but we updated the guide so it is more usable and easier to find answers to your and Scholars’ questions. The Table of Contents is clickable to take you to the specific sections.

New Opportunity Scholars' Guide to follow soon.

We welcome feedback on anything that is not clear or questions that are not answered.

USEFUL INFORMATION
TheDream.US on House and Senate Bills: “The Right Time for DREAMers is Now”
Washington, DC – TheDream.US [yesterday] issued the following statement of support for both the bipartisan Senate bill, “Dream Act of 2019,” introduced by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), as well as the House bill HR-6, “The Dream and Promise Act of 2019.” The following is a statement from Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Development, and Communications at TheDream.US: