fund the American dream[ers]

 

background

We are still fundraising to provide modest emergency financial assistance to Minnesota State students whose finances have been adversely affected by recent immigration policy changes.

Drawing inspiration from higher education leaders like the University of Minnesota and University of California, this initiative was unanimously approved by the 2017-2018 Board of Directors and is in line with our stance that states “Students United supports all the state university students regardless of citizenship and/or documentation status. We believe all students are entitled to an equitable academic and student life experience with all its benefits. Students United will support University’s not releasing documentation status without court order. Students United will oppose any Minnesota State or University policy, and any local, state, or federal legislation that prohibits access to higher education on the basis of immigration status.”

With DACA in a difficult position and recent rescinding of other federal protected statuses like TPS and DED, we recognize the financial burden this may place on already-struggling students. Students deserve to focus on being students. That is why Students United would like to assist Minnesota State students whose finances have been adversely impacted by these changing policies. Privately-funded “hardship grants,” also known as emergency financial assistance, are permitted for students enrolled in our Minnesota State institutions.

 

application information

Statement of Privacy: Students United is committed to your privacy. We will not unnecessarily share applicant information within or outside of Students United. You will not be added to any email lists and the application review committee will not receive your name. If you have questions or concerns about privacy, please feel free to email or call Abeer Syedah at asyedah@studentsunited.org or 651-224-1518.

Fund the American Dream[ers] is available for the Spring 2019 semester for students currently enrolled in any Minnesota State college or university. Students must be able to document an emergency financial need and meet the eligibility requirements. Students are eligible for one grant per academic year, with a maximum of $250 pending extenuating circumstances to be determined by the committee. Applications must be for the current semester a student is enrolled in school during. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and funds are subject to availability. Please contact asyedah@studentsunited.org should you have any questions.

For more application information or eligibility information click here or the apply button above.