Dreamer’s Pathway scholarship still offered at UNO

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Grant Sobetski

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The Dreamer’s Pathway Scholarship will still be offered at the University of Nebraska at Omaha despite the uncertain fate of DACA.

There are no plans for the scholarship to stop being offered at UNO, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jonathan Benjamin- Alvarado said.

The scholarship’s website states the scholarship is available to “students who are Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DACA eligible and Nebraska residents who are seeking an undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.”

The scholarship pays for “full cost of attendance … [including] tuition and fees and books, primarily, Supand in some instances, it does provide housing,” Benjamin-Alvarado said.

DACA is an Obama-era executive order that provides protection from deportation, the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license and work permits to young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

The scholarship is privately funded by an anonymous donor.

DACA recipients who are students are not eligible for scholarships, grants or subsidized loans that are funded by the state or federal governments.

The Trump administration said in a statement on Tuesday that it would be rescinding the program in six months, putting pressure on Congress to pass a program of their own.

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