CAMPUS REFORM – NIKITA VLADIMIROV
Southern New Hampshire University and two other organizations are spearheading a program that will provide $20 million in scholarships to illegal immigrant students.
According to the university, the school is partnering with The Shapiro Foundation and TheDream.US in an effort to provide full-ride scholarships to 1,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students over the next five years.
Paul LeBlanc, the president of the SNHU, said that the university is “in the business of hope,” voicing his support for the “talent and drive” exhibited by DACA students.
“As an institution of higher education, we are in the business of hope,” LeBlanc said. “We have hundreds of thousands of young people who have known no country but the US, but that are denied the financial support that gives them access to higher education.”