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HISD to host fourth annual DREAM Summit for students, parents on Dec. 15
News Release
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Event assists students born outside of U.S. with college applications, financial aid 

The Houston Independent School District Office of College and Career Readiness and Multilingual Programs departments will host the district’s annual Dream Summit to assist students with college and financial aid applications.

The summit will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St., Houston 77092.

Students in grades 9-12, and their families, are encouraged to attend the free event. Students should contact their campus college access coordinator, counselor, or college success adviser regarding transportation. In addition, five HISD seniors will have a chance to win $500 scholarships for college. 

The event is structured to assist HISD DREAMers, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, visa holders, permanent residents, refugees, and asylum grantees. Students will have an opportunity to speak with district representatives who can guide them through the application process. 

“Our students’ education is our priority, regardless of immigration status,” said HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan. “Administrators are here to provide every student with the resources available to help them reach their goals and remain motivated in their pursuit of academic success.”

Admissions representatives from many Texas colleges and universities will also be on hand to answer questions and host information sessions about the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

Please see the attached videos promoting the event.



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