“It is undeniable that undocumented immigrants to this country are vulnerable to a great many things”
Have you noticed how many schools in America are so devoted to people who are in America illegally? Why is that?
Campus Reform reports:
Gonzaga finds a way to fund illegal immigrant scholarships
Gonzaga University has decided to crowdfund a scholarship for illegal immigrant students at the school.
Gonzaga initially proposed the scholarship during the 2016-2017 school year and involved a $2.50 tuition hike that all students would pay unless they chose to opt-out. Gonzaga promoted the scholarship in its morning newsletter. In April 2018, the funding for the scholarship shifted from a tuition hike to students trying to get private donations to fund the scholarship.
The student government promoted the fundraiser for illegal immigrant students in a tweet Monday.
The scholarship resolution passed unanimously in the Gonzaga student government in fall 2018. It allowed the school to seek private donations for the scholarship. Donations to the scholarship will “benefit current Gonzaga students with undocumented status, who can then utilize the funds for books, tuition, or housing needs,” according to the scholarship donation page. The page says that the unanimous passage of the scholarship indicates the student government’s “commitment to supporting the undocumented community.”
Campus Reform previously reported that while the scholarship would impact illegal alien students attending Gonzaga in 2018, supporters of the scholarship believed that it would achieve endowment status in the 2019-2020 school year.
“It is undeniable that undocumented immigrants to this country are vulnerable to a great many things, as well as have the disadvantage of not being eligible for federal student aid,” Gonzaga Young Dems President Anthony Willins told Campus Reform. “This scholarship is an extremely appropriate use of donations and/or other funds because it takes a small step towards true solidarity.”
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