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Bruin Dreams Scholarship

The Bruin Dreams Scholarship is a private scholarship made possible by generous donations from SLCC faculty, staff, students, and community members around the greater Salt Lake area who are dedicated to the educational success of students who are undocumented, seeking asylum, or applying for or granted TPS in the United States.

Bruin Dreams recipients must:

  • Register or be registered for at least 6 credit hours (in-state tuition) or 3 credit hours (out-of-state tuition) for the semester awarded.
  • Earn or maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Participate in the Bruin Dreams Mentorship Program. You will be paired with a mentor who is a part of the Undocumented Student Resource Committee or is a staff and/or faculty member at SLCC.
  • Accept the terms and conditions as outlined in the award offer.
  • Write a thank you letter to send to sponsors of the Bruin Dreams scholarship!

What to consider:

  • This scholarship is becoming increasingly competitive, and funding is limited. Be sure that your application is strong and that you stand out as a scholarship candidate.
  • Students can apply every semester and receive the scholarship multiple times.
  • Awards can be deferred to Summer upon request (within the same academic year).
  • The application for each semester can be found on Scholarship Universe. You must be an SLCC student and have created your MySLCC account to apply.
  • First-time Scholarship Universe users will need to activate their account. They can also set text reminders for upcoming deadlines

Bruin Dreams is offered 3 times a year!

Based on the semester you plan on attending, here are the designated deadlines to apply:

  • Fall – June 30
  • Spring – December 1
  • Summer – May 1

To apply, login to Scholarship Universe using your MySLCC username and password. Answer the eligibility questions and ensure that you answer the question "What is your Utah residency status?" to be shown Bruin Dreams as a scholarship opportunity.

Under Matches, select Bruin Dreams for the appropriate semester and confirm your eligibility once more to move on to the next step.

Applicants will need to answer two essay questions:

Note: There is not a minimum or maximum requirement for the word count. Answer the questions in detail to the best of your ability.

  1. Define a problem in your community, state, country, or world; then describe how a college education will enable you to be the solution, or contribute to the solution, of that problem.
  2. Write a short statement addressing your current financial need as an undocumented student. In your statement, be sure to address how you plan to pay for the remainder of your educational expenses.