Flagstaff, AZ (PRWEB) January 25, 2012
With the Dream Act in the news again due to the political jockeying during the recent GOP debates, the http://www.dreamscholarshipfund.com announced today that it has raised over $ 75,000 in donations in the past year and plans to grant at least 25 scholarships to incoming college freshmen in the spring of 2012.
While tens of thousands of students across America hope for eventual passage of the Dream Act, these undocumented students in some states are forced to pay much higher tuition rates than their peers.
"These students are denied the right in many states to attend college on an equal footing with their peers. These children have been educated in the US public school system from a very young age, and many are now graduating High School at the top of their class. The fund's intent is to help treat Dream Act eligible students in a more humane way by making up the difference between the increased tuition costs that these students must pay relative to their peers. Many of the immigrants who were recruited to fill low paying jobs in US industry during the economic expansion years brought their young children with them. These children have been raised as Americans, and through no fault of their own are now faced with unfair obstacles to attend college, get a job or start a business, and begin contributing to the American economy" stated fund founder Jim Labelle, CEO of International Insurance Group, Inc.
More information can be found at http://www.dreamscholarshipfund.com, where both personal and corporate donations can be made online. Qualified scholarship applicants are also encouraged to apply for tuition assistance via the website.