On September 6, 2017, President Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling it an “amnesty-first approach” and urging Congress to pass a replacement before he begins phasing out its protections in six months.
Since this announcement, MSU Denver and President Janine Davidson has reaffirmed our longstanding commitment to our DREAMer students and employees.You can join MSU Denver and President Davidson by making your gift today. Whether you choose to support students by supporting annual scholarships, endowments, or operational accounts, every gift matters. You can help our students with a gift to any of these areas:
Open Door Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established in 2017 by a dedicated MSU faculty member and her partner to create a lasting source of scholarship support for ASSET/ DACA students who do not have access to Federal aid.
Nueva Esperanza Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established in 2011 to provide support for MSU students with significant family responsibilities and a migrant worker family background. The donor recognizes the hard-won labor provided by migrant farm workers which feeds our community, and that children of migrant farm worker families struggle fiercely for education.
Access Annual Scholarship
This annual scholarship fund was established in summer 2017 by donors who are passionate about supporting DACA/Dreamer students. They recognize the need for funding as these students do not have access to Federal aid.
DREAMer Student Programming
Gifts to this fund will be available to DREAMers for current-use or immediate needs, awarded at the discretion of the Center for Equity and Student Achievement (CESA.)
Barbara Grogan Annual Scholarship
Gifts to this scholarship fund will be available to ASSET students who show motivation and a keen interest in learning, with promise in their chosen field.
Find out more information about the DREAMers here.
"The DREAM Act (short for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) was a bill in Congress that would have granted legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and went to school here. Although several versions of the bill have been introduced in Congress since 2001, it has never passed. In the last few years, the term “DREAMer” has been used to describe young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, who have lived and gone to school here, and who in many cases identify as American." (Anti-Defamation League, 2014)