The Ohio State University at Lima

DREAM Program

"DREAM helped me stop the world when it was spinning around me and realize what I needed to do to conquer it"
Nick Vulgamott

The DREAM (Dare to Reach Excellence, Achievement and Meaning) program is a college preparation program created by Ohio State Lima to ensure that all students capable of achieving a university education have the opportunity to do so. Students are nominated to participate in the DREAM program by their guidance counselors and must be Allen County high school seniors. As part of the program, students and their parents are offered one-on-one support and counseling on topics such as the application process, financial aid and scholarships. Upon completion of the DREAM program students will enter DREAM Scholars for Success as part of the process to receive a renewable scholarship to Ohio State Lima.

2018-2019 DREAM Events

November 1, 2018

  • What is the DREAM program?
  • What does Ohio State have to offer me?
January 17, 2019
  • How do I apply to Ohio State Lima?
  • How do I get the maximum amount of financial aid?
February 28, 2019
  • DREAM Scholars, Each One Teaches One, Generation One Learning Community, Honors and University Success Program.

March 28, 2019

  • Final checklists of admissions and financial aid documents
  • Next steps
April 25, 2019
  • DREAM program graduation and scholarship awards