UCI Dream Center

Important Announcements:

The application cycle for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed.

Our applications for the next academic year will open Spring 2021.

What is the DREAM Project Fellowship?

The DREAM Project Fellowship is a fellowship that provides academic and experiential learning, professional development, financial opportunities, and networking to undergraduate and graduate students regardless of immigration status.

Fellow is paired up with a project mentor and work on a mutually beneficial career and leadership development collaboration.

*We strongly encourage undocumented students without a work authorization permit to apply for this fellowship*


Our Fellowship Achievements:

Featured Articles: 

Working To Make Dreams a Reality

Application Process:


F.A.Q. for Students
  • How do I apply as a fellow?
    • Submit application form by due date and send updated resume to our Assistant Director, Yadira Hernandez, at (yadirakh@uci.edu)
  • Will the fellowship affect my financial aid?
  • How will I receive the funding?
  • How do I qualify for the program?
    • Must be non U.S. citizen & AB 540 eligible
    • Open to undocumented students who don’t have
      work authorization
    • UCI enrolled undergraduate & graduate students
  • Am I required to attend all the workshops and seminars with the DREAM Center?
    • All fellows are required to attend year round workshop and seminars
  • When will I get notified of my match?
  • When will I see the funding appear in my financial aid portal?
F.A.Q. for Mentors

Project Spotlights

Featured Videos from our Annual Poster Symposium 2019-2020

Curriculum 2020-2021

Our DPF Team

DREAM Center Staff


Angela C. Chen


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Yadira Hernandez

Assistant Director

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Alejandra Jeronimo

Program Coordinator

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Ji Young Baek

DPF Peer Mentor

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Carlos Zepeda

DPF Peer Mentor


Nydia N. Mora

DPF Peer Mentor

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Aura Navarro

DPF Peer Mentor

DPF Projects and Fellows

Sponsors and Donors