$25M scholarship fund created for undocumented students

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Some immigrant students brought to the United States without permission by their parents will soon get help paying for colleges in Texas and a few other states.

A $25 million scholarship fund for such students, often called “dreamers,” was announced today by San Antonio Democratic activist Henry Muñoz III, former Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham, and Carlos Gutierrez, a commerce secretary under President George W. Bush.

Dreamers often face financial barriers to attending college since they are ineligible for federal financial aid.

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