HAF Launches 'Our DREAMS Scholarship'
Hispanic Access Foundation will provide monetary relief and educational resources to undocumented youth.
Costs are steep for Dreamers, undocumented students, and others partially protected (TPS) – and we're not just talking about filing fees. To help offset the costs, Hispanic Access Foundation will provide monetary relief and educational resources to our undocumented youth to help with application fees and other requirements through its new initiative "Our DREAMS Scholarship."
"As we've seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most vulnerable communities are people who are Dreamers and many of our nation's undocumented youth already have limited resources — we want to mitigate that by providing emergency aid funds," said Maite Arce, HAF president and CEO. "When DACA was first established, it provided Dreamers the ability to go to school, have a job, have a driver's license, etc. Now, many Dreamers are in school, have a degree, or are serving in the military. They are a part of our community, and contribute to our country's prosperity."
HAF is launching Our DREAMS Scholarship with a fundraising campaign from October to November to raise up to $50,000 to directly assist at least 100 Dreamers, those partially protected (TPS) and undocumented students. HAF plans to turn the Our DREAMS Scholarship into a sustaining resource for Dreamers and provide hope during this time of turmoil.