Western Student Selected As 2021 DREAM Scholar

Western Technical College Sales Management student Clifton Traywick was selected as one of eight 2021 DREAM Scholars from Achieving the Dream, a network of colleges committed to helping students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve goals in academic success.

Originally from Chicago, Traywick was Western’s first Project Proven student, a re-entry program for incarcerated individuals, back in 2013. Traywick is now successfully enrolled in classes at Western while maintaining full-time employment and a photography business. He was chosen from hundreds of applicants within the Achieving the Dream network.

“As a student, I am beyond honored to have been selected,” said Traywick “I cannot thank my support system enough for helping me find the courage to speak out at such an important conference, and I can’t wait to represent Western at a national level.”

During Achieving the Dream’s annual conference in February, DREAM Scholars met with community college leaders, shared their educational experiences, and attended sessions on improving student success. Traywick presented at the conference, providing insight into how Western works to improve student success and close equity gaps for historically underserved student populations.

For more information on the Achieving the Dream Scholars program, visit www.achievingthedream.org.