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New national movement to provide college scholarships to immigrant students

New National Movement to Provide College Scholarships to Immigrants

A new national movement is being formed, and you'll probably be hearing a lot about it soon. Graham Holdings Company CEO Donald E. Graham, Democratic activist and philanthropist Henry R. Muñoz III and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez are starting TheDream.US, a program that will give college scholarships to over 2,000 highly motivated, low-income DREAMers so they can graduate with career-ready college degrees.

Because these undocumented immigrant students are unable to apply for federal financial aid to support their education, these three founders are building a fund that will allow them to do so. Of the DREAMers, Graham said, "They want an education, and many want the chance to be of service to others. But they often face countless roadblocks to college achievement. With support from our partner institutions and from civic leaders across the country, TheDream.US is building a new movement to remove these roadblocks and make higher education a reality for thousands of undocumented immigrants."

They've already raised more than $25 million for the program -- and 39 students have already received scholarships. The money they receive will cover up to 100% of a student's total cost of tuition, fees and books.

To learn more or get involved, visit TheDream.US!