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DSU Partners with TheDream.US on scholarship program for undocumented immigrant students

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Delaware State University (DSU) and TheDream.US have jointly announced a partnership that will implement a scholarship program for immigrant high school graduates who live in states that make a college education for them virtually impossible, according to DSU officials.

TheDream.US will offer 500 scholarships to DREAMers who live in states that either prohibit them from enrolling in their state universities or make it cost prohibitive by charging them out-of-state tuition. The scholarship recipients will then enroll in DSU, Eastern Connecticut State University or other universities that partner with TheDream.US.

The organization will offer 100 scholarships to undocumented students who reside in Delaware and Connecticut.

TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship is the nation’s largest scholarship program for DREAMers – immigrant youth who came to the U.S. without documentation. The organization has partnered with Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and their respective state universities – DSU and Eastern Connecticut State University – to provide scholarship recipients with admissions to institutions of higher education.

The co-founder of TheDream.US is Donald E. Graham, chairman of Graham Holding Company and former CEO and chairman of the Washington Post.

DSU President Harry L. Williams and Mr. Graham announced the scholarship partnership during a media event today held at DSU. They were joined in the announcement by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.

“This partnership will add to Delaware State’s incredible legacy of creating new opportunities for students to get a great education and pursue their dreams,” Gov. Markell said.


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