EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The Mexican government is partnering with American colleges and non-profits to provide scholarships worth up to $33,000 to young immigrants.
The grant is part of a larger program that awarded $2.2 million in scholarships to 2,925 students in the United States, with $1 million coming from the Institute for Mexicans Abroad.
The scholarships cater to Mexicans who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, though any who arrived in the United States prior to Nov. 15, 2015 are eligible, the consulate said.
TheDream.Us is the local co-sponsor with a $16,500 cap for those pursuing an associate degree and $33,000 for those in bachelor’s programs. The deadline for applications is February 25.
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 6,500 college scholarships to DREAMers attending over 75 partner colleges in 19 states and Washington, DC. We believe that all young Americans, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and pursue a meaningful career that contributes to our country’s future.