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2023 DREAM Scholar Applications NOW OPEN

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NWTC 2022 DREAM Scholar, Cyan Hite
NWTC 2022 DREAM Scholar, Cyan Hite

Would you like to grow as a leader, develop more confidence, and strengthen your enthusiasm for your career choice? Consider applying to be NWTC’s nominee as a DREAM Scholar!

Each year NWTC nominates one student to the DREAM Scholars program. If NWTC’s nominee is one of the eight students selected nationally, they will participate in a series of online mentoring sessions with Achieving the Dream and be required to attend (at no charge to them) the annual conference, held in Chicago, Illinois, February 14-17, 2023. If selected, the DREAM Scholar will be required to speak publicly and share parts of their story at this conference.

Read about an NWTC student who was selected as one of the eight DREAM Scholars last year.


To Apply:
Submit short-answer responses to the questions below, in a Microsoft Word document, and email to jennifer.flatt@nwtc.edu no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on October 5, 2022. You are encouraged to talk with your instructors and/or academic tutors as your complete your application.

  1. Tell us about your personal and educational journeys. If you faced personal or financial obstacles, be sure to mention how you persisted to reach your goals despite challenges.

  2. What inspires you and what you are passionate about?

  3. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals.

  4. What aspects of your identity/Identities do you feel have most impacted your educational experience and why? (E.g., race/ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, immigration status, etc.)

  5. If you could change one thing about your college, what would it be and why?

  6. What DREAM 2023 conference theme(s) are you most interested in learning more about and why? The themes are access, momentum, mobility, and community impact.

    Optional: Harvey Lincoln Scholarship
    The Harvey Lincoln Scholarship is awarded to one DREAM Scholar who has persisted in their studies through educational, personal, or financial obstacles. If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, please also write a response to this question:

  7. Describe an example of how you have contributed to the betterment of your local community and/or college community.

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