Illegal aliens allowed in Guilford County high school held a rally demanding that they be eligible for a scholarship program that gives free tuition to in-state colleges and universities.
The scholarship program, ‘Say Yes To Education’, is currently offered to residents of North Carolina if students meet the requirements, among them is being a U.S. citizen. And even though the students are in the country illegally, they feel the scholarship should be afforded to them.
“Why is it that that it’s different with me?” Araceli Garcia-Garnica said who is an illegal alien. “Why is it that one simple piece of paper matters to them so much?”
The program currently requires applicants to use the FAFSA, which is only applicable to students with social security numbers. The program also only applies to students who are eligible for in-state tuition, which does not apply to undocumented students in North Carolina.
According to ‘Say Yes Guilford’, the program’s current endowment would not be enough to cover undocumented students, especially since they would need to pay for out-of-state tuition.
‘Say Yes To Education’ is a nonprofit that revitalizes communities by helping them give every public high school graduate access to college or other post-secondary scholarships. As a private entity, they provide assistance the families of nearly 65,000 students.
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