Program Information

Dreamkeepers provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies, not expected or known in advance. The assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES MAY INCLUDE:  NON-ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:

Child Care
Food/Meals
Gas
Housing/Rent
Medical/Dental Expenses
Personal Automobile Expenses
Public Transportation/Bus Pass
Utilities

Alcohol
Course-related Books and Supplies
Entertainment Expenses
Legal Fees
Program-related Exams, Medical Tests, Background Checks, etc.
Tobacco
Tuition and Fees

 

 



 

 

CURRENT STUDENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Maximum award not to exceed $500 for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours
  • Have completed one term at Clark State Community College
  • Have not received an award within the current semester
  • Have not received 3 awards (3 award limit)


NEW STUDENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Maximum award not to exceed $250 for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours
  • Have not received an award within the current semester


Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Follow these easy steps to apply:

  1. Application. Complete and submit the online application. Your application will be reviewed within two business days.
  2. Interview. If eligible, we will call you to schedule an interview. During the interview, you will discuss your request and documentation will be reviewed. An interview does not guarantee an award.
  3. Follow-Up. You will receive a follow-up email after the interview has been conducted, informing you of your award eligibility and what further steps may need to be taken.


PAYMENTS
If you are approved for funding, the advisor will work with you to make payment arrangements. Most payments will be processed within two business days. You will have the option to either pick up a check or one can be mailed directly to the vendor. If the grant is in the form of a gift card, you will be required to submit a receipt for the eligible expenses paid.


QUESTIONS?
Please contact our Program Administrator, Stephanie Gaston at gastons@clarkstate.edu

 
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