April 24, 2019 (w/ clarification)
The Partner College Weekly
ACTION REQUIRED
7 Days Left for Scholars to complete First Annual Scholar Survey
The survey closes April 30th – please help us by encouraging your Scholars to complete it by the deadline.

Scholars are asked anonymously about their experiences at their Partner College, with TheDream.US, and outside of school. If they did not receive an invitation, they should email Hyein.Lee@thedream.us.

TIP: Download and print this flyer to post in your office!
Submit Name of Mental Health Liaison for TheDream.US by May 1st
We want to ensure that our Scholars have direct access to trained mental health providers should a situation arise that requires immediate help.
 
Towards that end, we are asking each of our Partner Colleges to designate a Mental Health Liaison that we can refer our Scholars to for help. 

Please fill out this Google Sheet by May 1 st to give us the name and contact information for the Mental Health Liaison. Reach out to tania.wilcox@thedream.us if you have any questions.
Stoles for Spring 2019 Grads
If you submitted a Spring 2019 Grad List, please let your Scholars know when and where to pick up their stole and other graduation memorabilia.

Please encourage them to join our Alumni Network ( see overview video here). Sign up takes only a few minutes and can be done on their phone.

*If a graduate really does not wish to join the Alumni Network, you may still give them a stole.
Summer EVR Form - Due August 1st
Please use this Summer EVR Form to report the tuition and fees for Scholars taking Summer 2019 courses. Upload the completed form via this secure Dropbox link by August 1st: https://www.dropbox.com/request/VKyS3Qq3s2Xh5hLULYAD 

Scholars at the colleges below are eligible to use their award for Summer courses:
Questions? Email: Elena.Salorio@thedream.us
MUST KNOW
*See clarification* National Scholarship Awards Announced This Week!
Emails to newly awarded National Scholars will be sent from ISTS tomorrow, Thursday 4/25!

Please find your awardees/new scholars in your applicant or PC Scholar reports in the ISTS portal and start reaching out to welcome them and offer assistance.  

*1 We ask that you wait until Friday to begin any outreach to new awardees. We want to ensure that the awardees/non-awardees hear from us first and this will give applicants time to receive and open their emails.

*2 If applicants reach out and ask why they did not receive the award,  TheDream.US refrains from giving any details (e.g., ineligibility, low score, etc.). If you are asked, you can simply state: “ The National Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship program with applicants from many states. Their funds are limited and this means that many accomplished applicants are not selected.” You can also add encouragement and support for students on continuing their college journey.
Scholar Wellness Circle on April 25th at 8:15 PM EST
On Thursday, April 25th, we are hosting a 45-min Wellness Circle - "Finish the Year Strong: Practical Self-Care Strategies To help You go From Surviving to Thriving"

Scholars may be experiencing stress, fears about finals or anxieties about their status which may negatively impact their mental health. 

Encourage Scholars to attend this Wellness Circle led by Cheryl Aguilar, MSW, who has strong experience helping undocumented students manage their mental health. 


NICE TO KNOW
Co-Founder Don Graham to be Commencement Speaker at Oglethorpe University (GA)
One of our newest Partners (the first in GA!), Oglethorpe University, has announced that this year's commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient is Donald E. Graham, Co-founder of TheDream.US, chairman of the board of the Graham Holdings Company and former publisher of The Washington Post. 

The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. on the academic quadrangle of the historic campus.