A wonderful opportunity for students at Achieving the Dream (ATD) institutions, of which Harford Community College is one, to become 2019 DREAM Scholars is now available. The opportunity is a year-long learning experience that culminates in the Scholars’ participation in ATD’s annual DREAM conference in Long Beach, California from February 19 to 22, 2019.”

Up to eight student leaders who wish to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities will be selected to take part in ATD’s year-long learning experience. Achieving the Dream will cover virtually all of the students’ costs, so financial concerns shouldn’t stop students from pursuing this opportunity.

DREAM Scholars from previous years have found the experience exhilarating and inspiring. You can read about the most recent cohort of DREAM Scholars here.

The program overview and application for the DREAM Scholars program are now available here. Harford Community College’s ATD Core Team Leaders must nominate the students and submit the application materials to ATD by close of business on November 15. Students cannot nominate themselves, although they are welcome to reach out to the Core Team Leaders through the email below to learn more. Interested students must send an email to with answers to the questions below by Thursday, November 8

  1. Email
  2. Phone Number
  3. Major or Area of Concentration
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Tell us about your personal and educational journeys.
  6. Tell us about what inspires you and what you are passionate about.
  7. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals.
  8. What aspects of your identities do you feel have most impacted your educational experience and why? (i.e. race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, immigration status, etc.)
  9. If you could change one thing about your community college, what would it be and why?
  10. What DREAM 2019 conference theme(s) are you most interested in learning more about and why? The themes are Leadership & Vision, Data & Technology, Equity, Teaching & Learning, Engagement & Communication, Strategy & Planning, and Policies & Practices.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email