The Dream Resource Center at Glendale College just announced the launch of a new scholarship, which they hope to fund through a GoFundMe campaign.
“So far, we have been able to raise $1,445 and hope to continue to receive more donations,” said Diana Carrillo, an academic counselor at GCC. “The scholarships will help DREAMer students reach their academic, professional, and personal goals.”
The GoFundMe page was created as a way to raise money for scholarships since there is no way to host in-person activities or fundraisers.
The Dream Resource Center is available to students on campus who are AB-540 students or Dreamers. It is a safe zone for undocumented students and their services are available to all incoming students and current students. The Dream Resource Center offers a wide variety of services that can sometimes be difficult for undocumented students to receive, perhaps because it is costly or because students may not know where to go off campus to get this help. It ranges from academic counseling, to DACA information and updates, referrals to legal services, a direct connection to the V.O.I.C.E.S club and Dream Act Application Assistance to name a couple.
Carrillo, who is helping to organize the initiative, spoke to El Vaquero in an interview. “I am an academic counselor for the Center for Students with Disabilities,” she said, “I have been a part of the AB 540 Support Committee about five months now.”
The money will be directed towards scholarships specifically for AB540 Glendale Community College Students.
To qualify, you must:
Have completed 12 units at GCC.
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Be a first-generation immigrant and first-generation of their family to attempt college.
Complete a GCC Scholarship application at any point during the regular academic year.
If you would like to contribute to the Dream Resource Center to support the AB540 community and DREAMers community, please go here.
Eduardo Carreno can be reached at [email protected]