For many undocumented students, a college education can be out of reach. But for few dozen undocumented freshman at Delaware State University, the thought of higher education is now more than just a dream.
DSU is partnering with TheDream.US scholarship fund to make college a reality for 34 undocumented students starting this semester.
Speaking on the DSU Campus, Governor Jack Markell said the DREAMer scholarship helps students who can’t qualify for student aid and are often locked out of their state schools.
“You know our country is built on giving people a chance. It’s a country of immigrants. When immigrants have an opportunity to work hard and make the best of it for them and their families, it really helps the whole country,” Markell said.
Muhammed Jah, originally from Gambia, West Africa, came to DSU from Georgia.
He says back home he didn’t have much of an opportunity for higher education.
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