Gateway Student Announced as DREAM Scholar

Jasminh Au is a current senior student for the Gateway to College Program at Laney College and has been announced as the program’s 2021 DREAM Scholar. She is an aspiring Oceanography major and is planning to directly transfer from Gateway to the Hawaii Pacific University at Honolulu. She is a resilient, confident and great student leader in the program.

William Ochoa, Director of Gateway to College says, “to my understanding she is breaking down barriers as to what a dually enrolled student can obtain through her tenure here at our program.” Each DREAM Scholar received a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship in recognition of their success. 

Jasminh Au I Am From Poem

Gateway to College is a scholarship program that provides academically and economically disenfranchised Alameda County residents 16 to 20 years old with an opportunity to experience success in an academically rigorous, supportive and safe environment as they pursue their high school diplomas and transition into college. To learn more about Gateway to College at Laney, visit their website here:

Achieving the Dream is leading the most comprehensive, non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history. Since its inception in 2014, the Achieving the Dream reform movement in America has partnered with more than 200 community colleges to improve student success and achievement for more than 4 million students. And the momentum is building.

Achieving the Dream’s DREAM Scholars program is an experiential learning opportunity for up to eight students from participating Achieving the Dream Institutions designed to enhance key leadership, critical thinking, and networking skills. As a DREAM Scholar, students will engage with community activists, education leaders, peers and DREAM Scholars Alumni. Scholars will receive customized programming and exclusive networking sessions that align with their future goals.

DREAM 2021 is taking place February 16-19, 2021. 

Here is a video of Jasminh Au reciting her beautiful poem, "I Am From" for the ATD YouTube channel.


Thank you for sharing Jasmin and congratulations!

This article included excerpts from the Laney College President’s Report provided by Dr. Rudy Besikof as presented to the PCCD Board of Trustees during their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2021.

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