UNLV Announces New Scholarship Opportunity for Immigrant Students | New
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Nevada DREAMers and undocumented students now have more options to help pay for college.
The University of Nevada at Las Vegas has announced that it is partnering with TheDream.US to offer scholarships to students who may not be eligible for federal aid for college. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and achievement program for immigrant youth.
The UNLV plans to offer the scholarships to 10 students for the 2022-23 school year; However, that number could change, she said. TheDream.US scholarship offers up to $ 33,000 in tuition and bachelor’s fees.
Nayelli Rico Lopez, coordinator of the UNLV Undocumented Students Program, said the scholarship program can be instrumental for DACA and undocumented students who otherwise might not be able to afford it. pay college.
“The stressor of paying for college education is certainly heightened when a person is undocumented because they are not eligible for these federal aid or funding programs. Students who do not have FAFSA, who aren’t able to go through federal study work or aren’t able to get federal student loans – they already have limited resources, ”said Rico Lopez. “Among my peers, they are grateful and determined to give back to the community.”
Nevada State College was the first college in Nevada to offer these scholarships. According to Rico Lopez, Nevada State College started the program in 2017 with 13 academics and now has around 115 academics.
Applications for TheDream.US scholarships open November 1. The deadline is February 28, 2022.
The candidate must be under DACA, TPS (Temporary Protected Status) or have arrived in the country before November 1, 2016, before the age of 16, and meet the DACA eligibility criteria.
The candidate must be a first-time student, a community college graduate, or a student who has no more than 21 credits in a four-year college.
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For more information on the UNLV Undocumented Students Program, click here or email Resource Coordinator Nayelli Rico Lopez at [email protected]