Illinois Establishes Scholarship for Undocumented Migrants

October 29, 2012
By

Applications for the new DREAM fund scholarship in Illinois will begin Thursday, November 1. The DREAM fund was created by state legislation and passed in 2011. Special focus will be given to students who don’t have legal status.

“The fund has raised $500,000 in private donations so far. Immigrant students attending two-year colleges are eligible to apply for $2,000 scholarships and those attending four-year institutions can apply for $6,000.

Some critics of the scholarship fund have suggested that it could lead to more illegal immigration, which Illinois officials dismissed.

“We are trying to take care of the immigrants who are here,” Cabrera said. “We are trying to provide them access. It’s unfortunate that others don’t recognize that.”"

Read more here.

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

Follow The Feminist Wire

Arts & Culture

  • 3 poems by Amir Rabiyah amir

    Our Dangerous Sweetness “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” -Audre Lorde When I hear the news, another one of us has been killed my heart constricts, I clutch at my own heart, I reach with a frantic grief towards [...]

  • 2 poems by Margaree Little molly little

    BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  [...]

  • Two Poems by Erin Parks then and now

    By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how [...]