Brian Herrera, a Chicago Math and Science Academy former student, became a Dreamer when he graduated from high school. However, he still couldn’t receive state and federal financial aid and could only afford to attend a community college. Brian was frustrated by the lack of resources and financial support in his quest to get a degree.
According to Inside Higher Ed, 2% of college students are undocumented as of early 2020. While this seems like a small statistic, many of these students may not know about certain resources that will help them to secure a successful future.
On January 29, 2021 Brian gave a virtual informational presentation on Zoom to seventeen students and high school counselors on TheDream.US scholarship. The National Scholarship Award is a great opportunity for DACA recipients to cover tuition and fees that come with pursuing a college degree. There are partner colleges all over the US that support this scholarship and its recipients.
Brian also spoke about other scholarships as well:
For more resources for undocumented students, visit our resource page.