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East Coast Colleges Target Undocumented Hoosier Students With Scholarship

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Undocumented students in Indiana can apply for a privately funded scholarship to attend college in Delaware or Connecticut.

TheDream.us is a privately-funded scholarship organization that helps undocumented students fund their college education.

According to the Indiana Latino Institute, an estimated 300-400 undocumented students graduate from Indiana high schools each year.

Indiana is one of the many states that charge undocumented students out-of-state college tuition.

Candy Marshall is the president of TheDream.us and says many undocumented students came to the U.S. as small children and are just as American as other college students.

“They go through our elementary schools, they go through our high schools, they are our prom kings and queens they’re our debate champions, they are our football quarterbacks. But yet when it’s time to go to college they are locked out,” she says.

This specific scholarship will give 500 students in 15 so-called “locked out” states $20,000 a year to attend Eastern Connecticut State or Delaware State universities, where the scholarship covers the entire cost of attending school.

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