Tuesday, December 11, 2012
U.C. Berkeley announced it has set up a scholarship fund for undocumented students -- the largest of its kind at any university in the U.S. The Dreamers Fund will initially begin with a $1 million gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Foundation. The gift will help nearly 200 undocumented students at UC Berkeley from 20 different countries. These students are not eligible for federal Pell grants, federally backed loans or work-study positions. The scholarships to undocumented students will be given out next fall. Another gift of $300,000 made by Elise Haas will help support a new resource center for undocumented students at Cal.