UW Dream Project

January 30, 2013

Reflections on an Era (An Ode to Matt Harris)

I just sat in on a meeting of a brand new group of leaders—our newest Steering Committee—and was so impressed by how deep their conversations were regarding sustainability of the program, learning and support among their college student leader peers, and innovations around our daily work. I couldn’t help but thinking about how much of…

January 29, 2013

Kiley’s Story: Transferring from Community College


Like many high school seniors nowadays, I sat through my graduation ceremony in my cap and gown without a clue about my future. This is obviously not ideal; however, I barely graduated due to a debilitating illness that overtook my final year of public school. To put it simply, I was worn out and further…

January 24, 2013

MLK Day of Service 2013


This year, a small group of Dream Project mentors participated in the MLK day of service, working at the Cheasty Greenspace in Beacon Hill. Our day began bright and early with the kickoff at the HUB, where we listened to various speakers commemorate Dr. King’s incredible life. We then traveled to the park in Beacon Hill,…

January 22, 2013

Sam’s Story: Scholarship Junkies

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At the end of my junior year of high school, I underwent a nine-hour brain surgery to implant two electrodes into my brain. The reason: I had spent the previous six years of my life confined to a wheelchair, the result of a rare neurological movement disorder I developed after a severe ankle sprain suffered…

January 18, 2013

Vote for the Dream Project FAFSA video!


As you are all probably aware, we have some incredibly talented peers here at the UW. We’ve already all seen the Ke$ha “Tik Tok” FAFSA video parody, but have you seen the Macklemore “Thrift Shop” FAFSA video parody? Brace yourselves for four minutes and nineteen seconds of awesomeness Not only is this video help us…

January 15, 2013

Amrita’s Story: AmeriCorps Member and Expert on Undocumented Students


During my sophomore year at the UW, I realized that my passion was in the education realm. When this occurred, I shouted it from the rooftops; every person I knew and met from that point on knew that I was going to do something related to educating others. That ranged from teaching to tutoring…to mentoring….

January 9, 2013

Gates Millenium Scholarship Workshop Announcement

Now that we are nearly two weeks into January, it’s time to turn our attentions to two big things: the FAFSA and scholarships. What if we told you that there was the opportunity to work on BOTH this weekend? If you live in the greater Seattle area (or will be in the area this weekend)…

January 8, 2013

Dream Project Welcomes the New Year + FAFSA videos

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and restful break, and are ready to go! January 1st not only means the beginning of 2013, but it also means that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now OPEN! You can find the application online at www.fafsa.gov. Here are a…