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Program Offers College Scholarships to Immigrant Students

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(L-R) Delaware Gov. Jack Markell,; Meghan Wallace, governor’s education policy advisor; Donald Graham; DSU President Harry L. Williams; Sadhana Singh, TheDreamUS scholar; state Rep. Joe Miro; state Rep. Paul Baumbach; and Jim Stewart, DSU Board of Trustee (L-R) Delaware Gov. Jack Markell,; Meghan Wallace, governor’s education policy advisor; Donald Graham; DSU President Harry L. Williams; Sadhana Singh, TheDreamUS scholar; state Rep. Joe Miro; state Rep. Paul Baumbach; and Jim Stewart, DSU Board of Trustee

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State University is joining with a national scholarship program to increase college opportunities for immigrant students living in the United States without permanent legal status.

Gov. Jack Markell joined DSU officials and former Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham on Tuesday to announce the historically black school's partnership with TheDream.US, a program co-founded by Graham.

TheDream.US is also partnering with Eastern Connecticut University to offer scholarships for students who face barriers to higher education in 16 states. In some instances, they are barred from enrolling in state colleges and universities; in others, they are forced to pay out-of-state tuition, making college unaffordable.

Under the program, TheDream.US will offer 500 scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for immigrant students "locked out" of higher education in their home states.

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