AMERICAN Dream AWARDS
THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FOUNDATION'S
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American Dream Scholarship Award – Two (2) $3,000 scholarships given. Nominees must be 16 years or older, immigrants or a child of immigrants living in the Fairfield County area, who face many challenges along their journey to achieve their American Dream. The winner receives $3,000 in the name of their chosen educational institution, such as public or private universities and community colleges. For applicants over 18 years or older, technical, trade, and vocational schools are also accepted.
American Dream Scholarship Rules
Nominees must be 16 years or older, immigrants or a child of immigrants living in the Fairfield County area, who face many challenges along their journey to achieve their American Dream. The winners receive $3,000 in the name of their chosen educational institution, such as public or private universities and community colleges. For applicants over 18 years or older, technical, trade, and vocational schools are also accepted. Self-nominations and third-party nominations are accepted (ex: teachers, co-workers, school counselors or advisors, clergy, social workers, friends, and family members).
THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FOUNDATION
The New American Dream Foundation, Inc. (TNADF) is a 501(c)(3) organization created to promote our nation's rich immigrant history, highlighting the cultural, social, and economic contributions of all immigrants, and the core American values of equal opportunity, progress, and freedom in the areas of education, health, and civic engagement.
Tribuna Newspaper is a multilingual publication in English, Portuguese and Spanish, with the mission to build bridges and join cultures, by providing its readers with content that connects them with the communities where they live.
In the process of fulfilling that mission, Tribuna has come across compelling stories of immigrants, like its founder and publisher, Celia Bacelar Palmares, who migrated to the U.S from Brazil over twenty years ago and faced many challenges along her journey to achieve her American Dream.
On April 19, 2014, in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, Tribuna created the American Dream Awards Gala, an annual awards ceremony designed to recognize members
of the community who share in Tribuna’s founder’s story.
In 2016, the event's growth over the years sparked the creation of The New American Dream Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3).
To date, over $150,000 have been given in scholarships, awards and donations to the community through the event.
"The gala became an opportunity for all of us to
come together and go beyond highlighting the
cultural contributions of the immigrant community, and sincerely celebrate their determination in the pursuit of their American Dream above all else. The foundation is vehicle to create meaningful change for generations
of immigrants to come."
- Celia Bacelar Palmares
The success of this event will depend on the generosity of our community partners. Different sponsorship levels explained in detail below will help cover all the additional costs of the event such as awards, scholarships, and entertainment.
For more information on these sponsorship opportunities call (203) 770-3708
or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The New American Dream Foundation
32 Farview Ave. - Danbury, CT 06810