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College Scholarships Announced for DACA Recipients

TheDream.US, the largest scholarship program for immigrant youth in the United States, announced the opening of enrollment extending eligibility to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that arrived in the country before November 1, 2015.

“We are proud to support highly motivated DACA recipients who want nothing more than to get a college education but can’t afford the cost,” said Candy Marshall, President of TheDream .US. President-elect Joe Biden has promised that he will enact the restoration of DACA.

The promise, Marshall said, “offers hope that dreamers can plan for their futures with certainty.” “This includes a college education and careers that allow them to put their persistence and determination to work helping rebuild our economy,” he added.

For TPS beneficiaries

TheDream.US program, which involves more than 70 colleges in 16 states and the District of Columbia, is also open to TPS recipients. These are citizens of countries in which the US Government has determined the occurrence of natural disasters or wars that merit the temporary protection of its citizens.

The organization, which has already provided college scholarships to more than 6,500 “dreamers,” offers two types of scholarships depending on where applicants live. The National Scholarship is for first-time college-bound students, or two-year community college graduates, so they can study at a college in their state.

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