Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Immigrants Receive Scholarships from Illinois Dream Fund

About 30 DREAMERS will be able to go to college next year because of this private fund.    - - Donna Poisl

from Latin American Herald Tribune

CHICAGO – The privately financed Illinois Dream Fund announced Friday the awarding of the first college scholarships, for a total of $100,000, to undocumented immigrants who have been accepted to universities in the state.

The roughly 30 recipients were chosen by a selection committee that reviewed more than 1,000 applications, the fund’s president Tanya Cabrera told Efe.

“We’re helping a group of future leaders and to do that we must strengthen and expand financially their access to higher education,” she said.
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