President Schall talks DREAMers on WABE’s “Closer Look with Rose Scott”

WABE’s “Closer Look with Rose Scott” welcomed President Larry Schall as Tuesday’s opening guest to discuss Oglethorpe’s new partnership with TheDream.US.

Oglethorpe University is the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the United States as children, or “DREAMers”.

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access program for DREAMers. The program raises private funds and awards scholarships to help these students pay for their college education. Due to their immigration status, DREAMers are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid to support a college education. In addition, Georgia is a “locked out state” which prevents these students from qualifying for in-state tuition. As of fall 2018, 185 TheDream.US scholars from Georgia attend college out-of-state or study via an online program.

Listen to the interview here.

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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Oglethorpe University has announced a new scholarship for “DREAMEers,” those who migrated to the United States as children. The scholarship is the first of its kind in Georgia, according to the University. A conversation with the university’s President Larry Schall

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