Monday, December 23, 2013

LULAC National, Ronald McDonald's House Charities HACER Exclude DREAMers From $100K In Scholarships

LULAC national and the Ronald McDonald's House Charities working to provide over $100K in scholarships to inspiring Hispanics who want to attend colleges, but DREAMers are excluded from participating.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 23, 2013

Washington, D.C. - League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Education Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) and the Ronald McDonald's House Charities/HACER National Scholarship (RMHC/HACER) have teamed up to offer more than $100K in scholarships to eligible inspiring Latino students who want to pursue a college or university education. Hispanic high school students that are eligible are encouraged to apply before the January 21, deadline to LNESC and RMHC/HACER.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned that both scholarship providers have continued to discriminate against DREAMers for years, despite, undocumented families and DREAMers that have supported LULAC events and patronize McDonald Restaurants. In other words, it's alright for undocumented immigrants to continue to fund LULAC events and march with LULAC signs during immigration reform rallies and to buy burgers and products from McDonald's, but it's a shame that their children are excluded from the very same funding sources that their parents helped generate. 
Only eligible high school students that are U.S. Citizens or legal residents can qualify, according to the scholarship application requirements to participate.
More than $23M scholarships have been awarded, since 1985 and RMHC/HACER scholarships range from $1,000 to $100,000 per student.
It's also unfortunate and wrong that the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation who sponsors Milwaukee's three day annual Mexican Fiesta, including several LULAC Councils 319 and 322 continue to deny scholarships to DREAMers, shame on them for exploiting undocumented Raza and not giving becas (scholarships) to their children.

Full story, scholarships denied by LULAC national and Mexican Fiesta at link:

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