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… Read More


Vote for the Dream Project FAFSA video!

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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… Read More


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

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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…. Read More


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)… Read More


Dream Project Welcomes the New Year + FAFSA videos

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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… Read More


Self-Care in the DPC

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On top of classes, homework, a part-time job and involvement in student groups on campus, Dream Project mentors dedicate a large part of their life to this program. How they do it, nobody knows. As one of the AmeriCorps members, I see countless mentors come in day after day absolutely exhausted. They don’t sleep enough;… Read More


International Human Rights Day and Education

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International Human Rights Day Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day! On this day in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations. This is a powerful document that enumerates rights that are universal to every single human being on earth, no matter what. Article 26 of the… Read More


Spotlight on: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

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Now that fall quarter is starting to wrap up, it’s time to fully dedicate ourselves to one of the biggest questions that our mentees have asked us since we started with them in the spring quarter: How can I pay for my college education? Many of us know, or will be learning about soon, the… Read More


Yen’s Story: STEM major and Dream Project AmeriCorps Staff

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When I first heard about the Dream Project, I initially pushed it to the side. Friends of mine were taking the class at the time and talked about how cool it was. But I wasn’t convinced that it was something for me. I was a Biochemistry major and I wanted to go into the health… Read More


Thanksgiving Break

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I am thankful for the Dream Project. For all the wonderful mentors, scholars, leaders, and educators that I have had the opportunity to meet. I am also thankful for BREAK! Are you with me? This glorious four-day weekend couldn’t come at a better time. Mentees, you have been working so hard on your college applications,… Read More