TheDream.US group warned Monday that the deadline for scholarship applications for immigrant students in twenty states where they are not granted access to public university tuition fees expires on January 31.
The organization offers the nation’s largest college program for immigrant youth and has distributed more than 7,500 college scholarships at more than 70 institutions in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
TheDream.US Scholarships are offered to immigrant students with or without Deferred Action Coverage (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS), who came to the United States before their sixteenth birthday and before November 1, 2016.
“We welcome all unenrolled students who meet the eligibility criteria and have a goal to increase the number of scholarships awarded in this year’s scholarship round by 50 percent compared to previous years,” the statement said.
The program offers up to $80,000 to cover on-campus tuition, fees, and room and board for high school students who live in states where they are not eligible for in-state tuition.
These states are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.